Import Requirement 1 (Fruit Fly Host Produce – Area Freedom)


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

1         Fruit Fly Host Produce – Area Freedom

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

I.         The fruit was grown in an area of the Australian mainland maintained as fruit fly free1and

(a)     The fruit was grown more than 7.5km from the discovery point or epicentre of any outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly; or

(b)     The fruit was grown more than 15km from the discovery point or epicentre of any Queensland fruit fly outbreak.

AND

II.        If the fruit meets Clause I, but does not meet I(a) or I(b), it must have been harvested not less than one generation2 and twenty-eight days, or 12 weeks, whichever is the longer, after the last wild fly was detected in traps or in fruit in the outbreak area.

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

          1 Denotes any area on the Australian mainland managed in accord with "Australia’s National Fruit Fly Management Protocols";

          2 Generation time is as calculated under "Australia’s National Fruit Fly Management Protocols";

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

          Consignments that meet Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) protocol ICA-23 (Certification of Area or Property Freedom Based on Monitoring by the Accrediting Authority), with an endorsement that produce was grown on a property at least 7.5km from a known outbreak of Mediterranean Fruit Fly, satisfy IR1, Clause I(a);

          Consignments that meet Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) protocol ICA-23 (Certification of Area or Property Freedom Based on Monitoring by the Accrediting Authority), with an endorsement that produce was grown on a property at least 15km from a known outbreak of Queensland Fruit Fly, satisfy IR1, Clause I(b).


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-23: Certification of Area or Property Freedom Based on Monitoring by the Accrediting Authority

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