Notice to exporters of nursery stock to Tasmania and Western Australia
Procedure update ICA-29: Treatment for export to interstate markets – 27 July 2012
Western Australian and Tasmanian Quarantine Authorities require all plants exported to their states to be treated and certified under ICA-29: Treatment for Export to Interstate Markets.
Since ICA-29 was introduced, businesses have required accreditation under both ICA-29: Treatment for Export to Interstate Markets and PS-27: Property Accreditation.
Several amendments have been made to the ICA-29 procedure, including:
- Businesses applying for, or already accredited under, ICA-29 will now meet the associated property requirements for potato cyst nematode (PCN) and silver leaf whitefly (SLW).
- SLW requirements only apply for exports to Tasmania and are only applicable to hosts of the pest. Restrictions still apply for businesses previously restricted under PS-27 for sending SLW host material.
- Businesses must now keep a record of receipt for plants that will be certified under the procedure, this will provide for rapid traceback and response if a pest or disease of concern is identified.
- Mancozeb 750g/kg has been added as a treatment option to align with the APVMA permit (PER 9795).
Businesses certifying nursery stock under the ICA-29 accreditation must ensure that pots are free of all weeds, including liverworts and mosses.
When a business intends to consign pots with multiple species within the pot (including liverworts and mosses), the business must ensure the:
- plants are permitted entry into the state
- species names are included on the Plant Health Assurance Certificate (PHAC).
Businesses consigning pots that contain other species that are not listed on a PHAC may, at the business' expense, have their consignment destroyed, returned, or detained until the species can be identified.
The latest ICA procedures can be found on the Domestic Quarantine & Market Access Working Group website
For more information please contact us on 136 186.