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Procedure: Operational procedures to maintain and verify the phytosanitary status of the goods

Effective 1 July 2022

  1. Goods must be produced in commercial orchards.
  2. Packing houses must be registered with the NPPO before the commencement of harvest each season.
  3. Treatment facilities must be registered with the NPPO and approved by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Approved treatment facilities are listed here.
  4. All consignments must be inspected prior to treatment in accordance with official procedures for all visually-detectable quarantine pests and other Regulated Articles (including soil, animal and plant debris) using random samples of a standard 600 units sampling rate per phytosanitary certificate, or equivalent (ISPM 31).
  5. An original phytosanitary certificate must be issued for each consignment upon completion of pre-export inspection and treatment to verify that mandatory pest risk management measures have been undertaken offshore.
  6. Goods must be traceable through all stages of the system of operational requirements and mandatory pest risk management measures.
  7. Goods must be protected from pest contamination at all times following harvest, during and after packing, treatment, storage and movement between locations. Product inspected and certified by the exporting NPPO must be maintained under secure conditions to prevent mixing with fruit for export to other destinations or for the domestic market.