Import Requirement 31 - Hosts and Vectors - Citrus Canker (Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri Gabriel et


Prior to import, a “Notice of Intention to Import Plants or Plant Products 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.

 

        31       Hosts and Vectors – Citrus Canker (Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri Gabriel et al.)

 

A person must not import or cause to be imported, any plant or plant product that is a host (Schedule 1), or any vector, of Citrus canker (Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri) except in accordance with the following:

Schedule 1: Host plants and plant products of Citrus canker

Host Botanical Name

Host Common Name

Acronychia acidula

Lemon aspen

Atalantia citrioides

Cochin China atalantia

Casimiroa edulis

White sapote

Citrange x Poncirus trifoliata

cicitrangle

Citropsis schweinfurthii

African cherry orange

Citrus spp. (all, including hybrids)

Includes, but not limited to: orange, lemon, lime, mandarin, grapefruit, kumquat (calamondin), kaffir lime, finger lime, desert lime and yuzu

Clausena lansium

Wampee (wampi)

Feroniella crassifolia

 

Fortunella japonica x Citrus aurantiifolia

Limequat

Fortunella margarita

Oval kumquat

Fortunella margarita x citrange

Citrangequat

Fortunella margarita x Citrus sinensis

Orangequat

Lansium domesticum

Langsat

Lunasia amara

 

Melicope triphylla

 

Micromelum minutum

Lime berry

Murraya paniculata var ovatifoliolata

Native mock orange

Paramignya longipendunculata

 

Paramignya monophylla

 

Poncirus trifoliata

Trifoliate orange

Xanthoxylum clava-herculis

Hercule’s club

Xanthoxylum fagara

Wild lime

 

I.         The plant or plant product (including fruit) was grown or sourced from a property that is in a State or Territory for which an area freedom certificate, issued by an officer responsible for agriculture in that State or Territory, is currently in force certifying that State or Territory to be free of citrus canker.

II.       The fruit was grown or sourced from a property subject to the requirements of an Operating Procedure or other documented arrangement managed by the Department of Primary Industries of the affected State or Territory, approved by the Chief Plant Health Manager of Tasmania, and endorsed on a Plant Health Certificate.

III.    Agricultural machinery and equipment and used packages that has come into contact with citrus plants or plant products must have been last used in a State or Territory for which an area freedom certificate, issued by an officer responsible for agriculture in that State or Territory, is currently in force certifying that State or Territory to be free of citrus canker.

Consignments must be accompanied by a Plant Health Certificate

·             A valid area freedom certificate may be recognised as proof of freedom as an alternative to a Plant Health Certificate;

·             Two other Operating Procedures produced by the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources (NT DPIR) are also approved by the Chief Plant Health Manager of Tasmania as follows:

o    Standard Operating Procedure: “Treatment and movement of citrus fruit from a Citrus Canker Control Area”; and

o    Operating Procedure: “Treatment and movement of kaffir lime leaves for culinary purposes from a Citrus Canker Control Area”;

·             Citrus seed for sowing is not a host or vector for citrus canker

·             This Import Requirement has been reinstated after a new outbreak of citrus canker was detected in the Northern Territory of Australia in 2018. The previous IR was revoked on 11 June 2007 due to the successful eradication of citrus canker from Australia at the time. The current incursion represents a new incursion of the pest into Australia.



For more information, please contact

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

Citrus Canker (CC)

Import Requirement

18/12/2018