Import Requirement 7 - (Fruit Fly Host Produce – Systems Approaches for Citrus and Strawberries)


Prior to import, a ‘Notice of Intention to Import Produce into Tasmania’ must be submitted to the relevant Biosecurity Tasmania Operations Centre. Importation must occur in compliance with general Conditions and Restrictions for Prescribed Matter in Part 2 of the Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania.

7         Fruit Fly Host Produce – Systems Approaches for Citrus and Strawberries

A person must not import, or cause to be imported, fruit of any:

I.         cultivar of mandarin, tangor, orange, lime, grapefruit or lemon unless that fruit has been grown and packed in accord with an approved systems approach; or

II.       strawberry fruit unless that fruit has been grown and packed in accord with an approved systems approach.

Consignments must be accompanied by a Plant Health Certificate or a Plant Health Assurance Certificate.

CITRUS

·          This Import Requirement applies in respect of Queensland fruit fly only.

·          Meyer lemons are not covered by this Import Requirement. An alternative import option must be met.

·          An approved systems approach is that described in the Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) protocol ICA-28 (Pre-harvest Treatment (Bait spraying) and Inspection of Citrus). Consignments of citrus that meet ICA-28 satisfy Clause I of this Import Requirement.

STRAWBERRIES

·          This Import Requirement applies in respect of Queensland fruit fly only.

·          An approved systems approach is that described in the Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) protocol ICA-34 (Pre-harvest Field Control and Inspection of Strawberries). Consignments of strawberries that meet ICA-34 satisfy Clause II of this Import Requirement.

·          Consignments must also satisfy the import requirements of Schedule 1B re fruit fly host secure fruit handling, storage and transport.


For more information, please contact

Plant Biosecurity
Phone: 1300 368 550
Email: Biosecurity.planthealth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF)

Import Requirement

ICA-28: Pre-harvest Treatment (Bait spraying) and Inspection of Citrus
ICA-34: Pre-harvest Field Control and Inspection of Strawberries

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