2019-01 - Horticulture Exports Program – Persimmon exports to Thailand 2019 accreditation application for farms, packhouses and treatment facilities

​11 January 2019

Purpose

To advise industry that applications are now open for growers, packhouses and treatment facilities to export persimmons to Thailand in 2019.

Summary of changes and key points

  • Only farms located in Queensland are eligible to apply under the protocol agreement.
  • Growers, packhouses and treatment facilities must complete the appropriate application form and submit the completed form to the Audit Services Group by 5pm AEDT, 25 January 2019​. Late submissions will not be accepted.

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Accredited property Persimmon Thailand - Farm - application form PDF 4463 KB
Accredited property Persimmon Thailand - Farm - application form DOCX 483 KB
Accredited property Persimmon Thailand - Packhouse - application form PDF 3458 KB
Accredited property Persimmon Thailand - Packhouse - application form DOCX 382 KB
Accredited property Persimmon Thailand - Treatment facility - application form PDF 3457 KB
Accredited property Persimmon Thailand - Treatment facility - application form DOCX 382 KB

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  • Growers may divide their orchard into blocks. Each block must be clearly identified on the application form and on the orchard map by its physical address or geographic co-ordinates.

Note: Further detail on map and block requirements can be found on the application forms.

Background

Countries with protocol markets have specific requirements for importing Australian produce. The protocol for exporting persimmons to Thailand mandates that orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities are accredited with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the beginning of the export season.

The protocol requires that persimmons must be produced in Australia and sourced from a Thailand approved production area. Currently, only persimmons produced in Queensland are permitted to export to Thailand under the protocol.

Contact information

If you have any questions regarding this IAN please email the Horticulture Exports Program.

Rossana Carr
A/g Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch