Import Requirement 45 - (Fruit Fly & Grape Phylloxera Host Produce – Repacking and Composite Lots)


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

45 Fruit Fly & Grape Phylloxera Host Produce – Repacking and Composite Lots

A person must not import, or cause to be imported, any fruit of a plant in Schedule 1A except in accordance with the following:

I.         Received, prior to repacking or composing lots, with certification which states that the host produce has been:

(a)     (a) grown and packed in an area free from fruit fly; or

(b)     (b) treated in accordance with a treatment method accepted by Tasmania;

AND

II.       Received, handled, stored and packed in an approved procedure that maintains segregation and traceability;

AND

III.      In addition to Clauses I and II above, any fruit that is a host or vector of Grape Phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae (Fitch)) must be received, prior to repacking or composing lots with certification:

(a)     satisfying Import Requirement 10 (Grape Phylloxera – Hosts and Vectors).

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

·         ‘Repacking produce’ means produce which is received by a business for the purpose of repacking into new packages for consignment to Tasmania;

·         ‘Composite lots’ means a consignment comprising packages of different types of host produce sourced from one or more suppliers;

·         Consignments that meet Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) protocol ICA-57 (Repacking of Fruit Fly and Phylloxera Host Produce) and/or ICA-58 (Certification of Composite Lots) satisfy this Import Requirement;

·         After repacking or composing lots, 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-57: Repacking of Fruit Fly and Phylloxera Host Produce
ICA-58: Certification of Composite Lots

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