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Market Access Update 19 – TPP 18/08/17

By August 21, 2017 No Comments

Please find below the Market Access Update from the Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development.

The full PDF can be found here.

This update contains information specific to tomato-potato psyllid (TPP) and Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (CLso) interstate movement conditions.
Recent changes to interstate movement conditions
Queensland
On 15 August 2017, Queensland updated their movement conditions specific to TPP. These are new changes and may have a significant impact on the entry requirements for fruit, vegetables, plants, and plant-related product into Queensland. We recommend you refer to the Movement Control Order for Tomato Potato Psyllid for more information https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/plants/health-pests-diseases/industry-alert-tomato-potato-psyllid-found-in-western-australia.
If you intend to move produce into Queensland, you must check the movement conditions that apply to your produce. Please contact the Queensland plant quarantine regulator: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries p: (07) 3404 6999 or alternatively Quarantine WA (QWA): (08) 9334 1800 or qa@agric.wa.gov.au if you require more information or clarification.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) will update the Snapshot of current TPP movement conditions table below in the next industry update.
South Australia
South Australia has updated their movement conditions specific to TPP and CLso. The conditions provide the entry requirements for fruit, vegetables, plants, and plant-related products into South Australia. Condition 17 – Tomato Potato Psyllid, is available at http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/biosecurity/plant_health.
Notable changes include but are not limited to:
 ‘Category 1’ (host) fruit and vegetables (excluding tubers) WITHOUT leaves, calyx or other attached green material can be pack-house washed, inspected and securely packaged (Proof: Plant Health Certificate).
– QWA will need to verify the washing treatment meets the specified requirements. Once the washing treatment has been verified, produce will need to be inspected by QWA and found free from TPP. VegetablesWA have advised the most efficient way for inspection to occur is at the wholesale markets. If the South Australian movement conditions are satisfied, QWA can issue a Plant Health Certificate (PHC) that accompanies the produce to its destination. This provides proof to South Australia that their movement conditions have been met.
 ‘Category 2’ (non-host) fresh fruit and vegetables WITH leaves, calyx or other attached green material can be treated with an insecticide* effective against adult TPP, inspected and packed and securely packaged (Proof: Plant Health Certificate)
*South Australia allows the use of insecticide treatment in accordance to the label or APVMA permit. DPIRD has presented chemical options to other jurisdictions requesting acceptance, and will subsequently apply for APVMA permit(s).

 Cut flowers can be fumigated with ethyl formate OR treated post-harvest with a Deltamethrin dip (Proof: Plant Health Certificate)
– QWA will need to verify the treatment for each consignment. If the South Australian movement conditions are satisfied, QWA can issue a Plant Health Certificate (PHC) that accompanies the produce to its destination. This provides proof to South Australia that their movement conditions have been met.
Check movement conditions
When exporting quarantine risk material to another state or territory, it is the responsibility of the exporter to ensure they have met the movement conditions of the jurisdiction they are exporting to. If you intend to move produce into more than one state or territory, you must check the movement conditions for each.
How you do it
Check to find out what movement conditions apply to your produce either by:
 Contacting or checking the website of the plant quarantine regulator in the state or territory that the produce are being moved to. Contact details and links to websites are provided on the Australian Interstate Quarantine plant quarantine regulator contacts page: http://www.interstatequarantine.org.au/producers/committees/quarantine-regulators/
 contacting Quarantine WA (QWA): (08) 9334 1800 or qa@agric.wa.gov.au
Snapshot of current TPP movement conditions
 The table below is a snapshot of TPP and CLso movement conditions (current 15 August 2017) only; it does not include entry conditions for other pests (e.g. green snail and Mediterranean fruit fly).
 Interstate movement conditions change regularly. Please check the latest relevant jurisdictions plant material and produce requirements.

Contacts for growers
VegetablesWA
Phone: 08 9481 0834
Email: office@vegetableswa.com.au

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, WA
For export requirements and certification enquires contact:
Quarantine WA
Phone: (08) 9334 1800
Email: qa@agric.wa.gov.au

For market access enquires contact:
TPP Market Access
Phone: (08) 9368 3224
Email: tpp-marketaccess@agric.wa.gov.au

Important disclaimer The Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and the State of Western Australia accept no liability whatsoever by reason of negligence or otherwise arising from the use or release of this information or any part of it. The information is provided on a summary basis with no representation as to its completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.
Copyright © Western Australian Agriculture Authority, 2017

Attachment 1: Additional information provided for vegetablesWA
Movement conditions
Australia’s states and territories can apply movement conditions to material that could pose a quarantine risk to their jurisdiction. These conditions may apply to the movement of fruit, vegetables, nursery stock, flowers, plants, and seeds, or other risk pathways such as soil, timber, vehicles and machinery.
Movement conditions are applied to manage the quarantine risk of any pests and diseases that may be present on the produce. They can include specified treatments (e.g. washing procedures or chemical treatments), inspection of produce, state or area freedom certification, or other requirements. If a suitable treatment is not available, produce may be prohibited entry into that state or territory.
Interstate movement conditions—also called quarantine conditions or requirements, or entry conditions or requirements—are set by the jurisdiction that is receiving the goods. For example, the South Australian government sets the movement conditions for the entry of produce being sent to South Australia.
Movement conditions certification
Non-host fruit and vegetables WITH leaves, calyx or attached green material can be pack-house washed, inspected and securely packaged (Proof: Plant Health Certificate or Plant Health Assurance Certificate).
Growers wanting to send produce as described above to interstate markets with movement conditions in place for TPP (NSW, SA and VIC) will require certification that the specific movement conditions have been met.
Growers have two options for certification:
Option 1 – Certification by Quarantine WA (QWA)
Quarantine WA will need to verify the washing treatment meets the specified requirements. Once the washing treatment has been verified, produce will need to be inspected by QWA and found free from TPP. VegetablesWA have advised the most efficient way for inspection to occur is at the wholesale markets.
If the movement conditions have been met, QWA can issue a Plant Health Certificate that accompanies the produce to its destination. This provides proof to the destination jurisdiction that their movement conditions have been met.
Option 2 (preferred) – Certification by an Accredited Business
An Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA-61) scheme is available for growers wanting to send their produce to interstate markets with movement conditions in place.
The ICA Scheme enables a business to be accredited by QWA to assume responsibility for specified treatments, inspections or other processes, and to issue Plant Health Assurance Certificates (PHAC) for its produce. Quarantine WA will carry out audits on a business to ensure it continues to meet its obligations and for it to maintain accreditation.
A PHAC must accompany the produce to its destination. This provides proof to the destination jurisdiction that their movement conditions have been met.
For further information or to apply for accreditation under ICA-61 please contact the Quality Assurance Officer at QWA (08) 9334 1800 or qa@agric.wa.gov.au

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