2019-09 - Horticulture Exports Program – Export pathways reinstated for horticulture produce to the People’s Republic of China

4 February 2019

Purpose

This Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to advise industry that the export pathways for protocol horticulture produce to the People’s Republic of China have been reinstated.

Summary of changes and key points

  • The People’s Republic of China has reviewed the import arrangements for Australian horticulture produce agreed in 2017 and advised that the export pathways are reinstated.
  • Industry are advised to continue checking the Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) to confirm the export treatment pathways.
  • Reinstated treatments may commence from 4 February 2019 and include:
    • Methyl bromide fumigation; and
    • Methyl bromide fumigation followed by cold treatment.
  • Any of the above treatments certified before 4 February will not be accepted by the People’s Republic of China.

Background

In November 2017, the People’s Republic of China released new protocol agreements for various horticulture commodities.

In January 2019, the People’s Republic of China reviewed these import arrangements and advised that some export pathways were no longer available. Industry were notified of the change on 25 January 2019 via IAN 2019-06.

Protocols are available on MICoR. To access these documents, you must be a registered MICoR Plants user.

Contact information

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

David Ironside
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch