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Phytosanitary requirement

AUSTRALIA

To safeguard the country’s agricultural economy and the biodiversity from the ravages of exotic pests, every country has specified phytosanitary conditions so as to mitigate these pests OR otherwise impose restrictions/prohibitions based on scientific justifications. Moreover, every country periodically conducts/reviews the Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) of a commdity before its import and lays down phytosanitary conditions. Most of the countries issues Import Permit or Import Licence incorporating the phytosanitary requirement including the treatment(s). Exporters should procure these requirements and provide to the Treatment Provider. However, some of the important phytosanitary measures required by these countries have been compiled for ready reference with the advice to ascertain the country’s current regulations for details, its completeness and authenticity.

Commodity Treatment & Dosage Exposure Period Additional Declaration on Phytosanitary Certificate (PSC) Other conditions, if any
Rice Methyl bromide @80 gm/ m3 48 hours Endorsements that it was free from khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium Everts)
Cereals, Pulses Methyl bromide@80 gm/ m3 48 hours(with an end point concentration at 48 hours to be >20g/m³). Endorsements that it was free from khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium Everts)
Mango Vapour heat Treatment a) Pulp core temperature of 46.5ºC maintained for a minimum of 30 minutes; ORb) Pulp core temperature of 47.5ºC maintained for a minimum of 20 minutes. a) “The mangoes in this consignment have been produced in India in accordance with the conditions governing entry of fresh mango fruit to Australia and inspected and found free of quarantine pestsANDb) “The mangoes in this consignment have been sourced from a designated place of production or production site in India which is free of Sternochetus  mangiferae and S. frigidusANDc) “The mangoes in this consignment have been sourced from a designated place of production or production site in India which is free of Deanolis  sublimbalis”. Also the following information must be included on the Phytosanitary certificate:a) Treatment details, including date of treatment, temperature and duration of treatmentb) Packing house / treatment facility registration numbersc) Number of cartons per consignmentd) Container and seal number (seafreight only)

 

  1. Some of the important Plant Products permitted into Australia with Phytosanitary Conditions

 

2.  Cut flower/foliage species permitted into Australia

 

3. Some of the important Phytosanitary Treatment Schedule

 

  1. http://www.aqis.gov.au/icon32/asp/ex_querycontent.asp

 

This ICON contains the Australian import conditions for more than 20,000 plant, animal, microbial, mineral and human products. It is the AQIS’s import conditions database which specifies the phytosanitary conditions and treatment with dose and exposure period to be carried out before exporting into Australia.

 

 

  1. Biosecurity Act, 2015

 

 

 

 

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