Market Access Update 20
Tomato-potato psyllid (TPP) complex
This update contains information specific to tomato-potato psyllid (TPP) and Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (CLso) interstate movement conditions.
Interstate movement conditions
DPIRD has not been informed of any recent changes to interstate movement conditions.
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 email@example.com
Snapshot of current TPP movement conditions
The table in the attachment is a snapshot of TPP and CLso movement conditions (current 22 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.
Attachment 1: Additional information provided for vegetablesWA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org