Tomato and Capsicum Fruit to Australia
The temporary Capsicum and Tomato Fruit to Australia Compliance Programme (311 KB) has been created to define the process by which tomatoes and capsicums destined for Australia must be produced, traceable, found eligible and able to be verified for AQIS pre-clearance phytosanitary inspection and MAF phytosanitary certification.
Tomatoes and capsicums intended for export to Australia must meet the minimum certification requirements documented in the Capsicum and Tomato Fruit to Australia Compliance Programme, along with the criteria detailed in the Australian pre-clearance programme in addition to the application of the procedures within the “Code of Practice for the Management of the Tomato/Potato Psyllid in Greenhouse Tomato and Capsicum Crops”.
The compliance programme is documented to ensure there is clarity between participants on what activities are required to be implemented to meet the export requirements.
Provision of accurate MAF phytosanitary certification with an additional declaration concerning the tomatoes and capsicums export consignments being produced in accordance with the conditions governing entry of tomato and capsicum fruit to Australia and inspected and found free of quarantine pests.
Australia requires all tomato and capsicum fruit destined for Australia to be sourced from MAFBNZ registered greenhouses.
All packhouse/storage facilities, freight forwarders and exporters must also register into the compliance programme before being able to export tomatoes and capsicums to Australia.
Once registered into the compliance programme, participants will be allocated a unique MAFBNZ identification code. This unique code is to be used for traceability and eligibility purposes when exporting tomatoes and capsicums to Australia.
Page last updated: 12 December 2008