94-2019 - Mandatory offshore methyl bromide fumigation for fresh pomegranates from the United States of America

17 June 2019

Who does this notice affect?

This notice is of interest to importers (and their customs brokers) of fresh pomegranates from the United States of America.

What has changed?

The Department of Agriculture will require a mandatory pre- shipment methyl bromide fumigation for fresh pomegranates from the United States of America.

From 1 July 2019, fresh pomegranates from the United States of America will require evidence on accompanying phytosanitary certificates that they have been fumigated at the rate of 40 g/m³ for three hours at 21°C or greater.

Further information

For additional information you can email Plant Import Operations Branch at Imports or phone 1800 900 090.