Export registrations for international protocol markets are now closed. Refer to Export Industry Advice Notice 2023-23 on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) website.
This resource includes information on:
|WHO||WHAT||KEY DATE||RELEVANT MARKETS|
|Growers and Packhouses||Apply online to register orchards/packhouses for relevant export markets||Before 21 July 2023||China, Korea and USA|
|Crop Monitors||Complete crop monitor training||Before flowering (budburst) when crop monitoring needs to start||China, Korea and USA|
|Growers and Packhouses||Prepare for audit, conducted by DAFF||
For new or previously non-compliant businesses:
Pre-season audits: August/September 2023
In-season audits: TBC during the season
|China, Korea and USA|
The online registration system for 2023/2024 is now open. Growers are only required to register their orchards and packhouses for China, Korea and the USA. Please note that registration is NOT required for orchards and packhouses exporting to Japan and New Zealand.
Sign into the export application website:
Please use a supported web browser such as Google Chrome.
A step-by-step guide for the online export application process is available here.
If you have never registered, please forward your name, trading name, preferred email address and previous US export registration number (if applicable) to our Industry Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. A no-reply email will be sent to you with a temporary password so that you can login and set up your account.
To access relevant workplans and protocols, please register for access to DAFF’s MICoR database via this link.
The cost for registering is $220 (incl GST, additional fees may apply).
Certain protocol markets (China, Korea and USA) are required to have a qualified Crop Monitor. On June 28, 2023, the online crop monitor training which was previously hosted by Tocal College, transitioned to the Department's Learnhub platform. If you do not already have access to Learnhub, please email your first and last name, preferred email address and commodity you wish to conduct training for to the Horticulture Exports Training team at email@example.com. Crop monitors who have already completed the online training and passed the assessment through Tocal College this year, do not need to complete the training again. The Tocal College certificate of completion will remain valid until next season. However, crop monitors wishing to access the new course content, will need to register for access to Learnhub.
Please note that the Crop monitor online course needs to be completed each year. The following crop monitoring templates can be used by crop monitors and must be retained by growers for auditing purposes:
As long as forms contain the same pest monitoring information, alternative templates may be used. To assist with pest monitoring, a timeline was developed and can be found here.
Training must be completed before flowering (budburst) when crop monitoring needs to start. The course quiz will remain open until 1 September 2023. The course content will be made accessible for reference throughout the season.
If you were not accredited or were non-compliant for the 2022/23 season, you will be audited before your season starts in August or September 2023.
If you were compliant last season, you will be audited in-season. DAFF will conduct a desktop audit pre-season so that you can be accredited and allowed to export before your in-season audit takes place.
DAFF’s instructional material is available on the Plant Export Operations Manual (PEOM) to support industry in understanding their roles and responsibilities relating to the export of plants and plant products from Australia.
Treatment facilities must be a registered establishment and approved for the specific country, commodity and treatment combination for protocol markets.
Treatment facilities that are currently approved by DAFF for the irradiation treatment of mangoes to the USA, or the vapour heat treatment of mangoes to China, Korea and Japan, will automatically be included on the approved list for export that is provided to the importing country. To confirm your approved operations, refer to your registered establishment’s Certificate of Registration.
Treatment facilities that are currently not approved for the countries, commodities and treatments they would like, must submit Application for registration as a plant export registered establishment and/or associated operations and functions (EX26d) and be audited and approved by the department and the importing country, where required.
Growers should contact their preferred treatment facility to confirm that they are a registered establishment and approved for the required country, commodity and treatment combination.
Last year's webinar was recorded and is available below. It covers an 2021/2022 season export wrap-up, relevant export updates for the 2022/2023 mango season, online registration system upgrades and the Plant Export Operations Manual (PEOM).
Presenters include Marine Empson (AMIA), Jeff Scott (Australian Table Grape Association), and Tanya Brogden (DAWE).
For any other enquiries, please contact:
M: 0457 555 838