Import Requirement 43 - (Fruit Fly Host Produce - Pre-harvest Treatment and Inspection of Stone Fruit, Pome Fruit, Persimmons and Blueberries


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

43     Fruit Fly Host Produce - Pre-harvest Treatment and Inspection of Stone Fruit, Pome Fruit, Persimmons and Blueberries

A person must not import, or cause to be imported, any stone fruit, pome fruit, persimmons and blueberries except in accordance with the following:

I.         An approved program of pre-harvest cover sprays;

AND

II.       An approved system for identification and segregation of conforming and nonconforming lots;

AND

III.      An approved system of post-harvest in-line or end-point inspection of 2% or 600 pieces, whichever is greater, and found free from live fruit fly infestation.

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

·         Consignments that meet Interstate Certification Assurance protocol ICA-21 (Preharvest Treatment and Post Harvest Inspection of Approved Host Fruit) satisfy this Import Requirement;

·         Consignments of blueberry fruit must also satisfy the requirements of Import Requirement 28 or Interstate Certification Assurance protocol ICA-31 (Pre-harvest Treatment and Inspection of Blueberries for Blueberry Rust);

·         Consignments must also satisfy the 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

Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF)
Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF)

Import Requirement

ICA-21: Pre-harvest Treatment and Post Harvest Inspection of Approved Host Fruit
ICA-31: Pre-harvest Treatment and Inspection of Blueberries for Blueberry Rust

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