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Export programmes and international protocols

Exporting deciduous and citrus fruit to the following markets: USA, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Israel, Taiwan and the EU? Sign up and be informed of all activities and updates regarding these special markets.

Notice: Export Coordination Meeting for Citrus Fruit to Special Markets

The Minutes for the Annual Deciduous Fruit Coordinating meeting held on 13 July 2006, at Olive Grove Auditorium (ARC, Infruitec) in Stellenbosch For more details, please contact Mr Mashudu Silimela at MashuduS@nda.agric.za (012 319-6241) or Mr Patrick Tshikhudo at PatrickT@nda.agric.za (012 319-6330).

Agenda for the Annual Citrus Coordinating meeting to be held on 20 September 2006, at OUTFIELD, Duckpond Pavilion, ST George Park Cricket Ground in PE. For more details, please contact Mr Mashudu Silimela at MashuduS@nda.agric.za (012 319-6241) or Mr Patrick Tshikhudo at PatrickT@nda.agric.za (012 319-6330).

The following documents are available for registration at IEP.

Citrus exports to the Special Markets 2006. Registration of PUCs, Pack houses and Inspection points

Citrus fruit database

Deciduous Fruit Export to the Special Market 2007. Phytosanitary Registration of PUC, Pack Houses and Inspection Points.

Deciduous fruit database

The NPPO (National Plant Protection Organisation) of South Africa establishes export programmes in cooperation with the NPPOs of importing countries. Currently, the following protocols are available for exports:

 
China

         Protocol of phytosanitary requirements for the export of citrus fruit from South Africa to China.

European Union

The EU Directive for export of fresh products to EU Member Countries. It is important to note that this is Council Directive 2002/89/EC of 28 November 2002, amending Directive 2000/29/EC, therefore the latter needs to be consulted together with the former in order to establish current EU import requirements.
EU Regulation No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed.
Only production units from which citrus fruit are to be exported, must be registered with Protocols and Work Programmes (IEP)

Israel  

Protocol for the Export of Persimmons to Israel
Protocol for the export of grapes to Israel
Requirements for the management of Banded Snout beetle (Phlyctinus callosus) on table grapes from the Hex River area destined for Israel.
Production units must be registered with IEP

Japan 

Protocol for the export of citrus to Japan
Labelling requirements of the cartons for export of fresh sweet oranges, grapefruits and lemons to Japan. 
Production codes must be registered with IEP

Korea

Protocol for the export of fresh sweet orange fruits to Korea.
Production codes must be registered with IEP

Mexico  

Protocol for the export of apples to Mexico
Protocol for the export of pears to Mexico
Production units must be registered with IEP

New Zealand

The Import Health Standard (HIS) for the export of green beans to New Zealand

 

 Taiwan

Protocol for export of apples to Taiwan. 
Production units (farms) must be registered with IEP
Requirements for the export of fresh produce to Taiwan

 

USA

Running average for deciduous and citrus fruit exported to the USA*
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The spreadsheets on this page are provided by the USDA-APHIS, via the USA Embassy in Pretoria."
Protocol for export of citrus fruit to the USA
Only production units in the declared CBS-free areas (magisterial districts) of the Western and Northern (Hartswater and Warrenton) Cape may export citrus fruit to the USA and must register with IEP  
Protocol for deciduous fruit to USA, excluding apricots
Production units from all over South Africa may export to USA and must register with IEP
Flower-bulb pre-clearance programme

    Good Agricultural Practices: CBS (Citrus Black Spot) Management

A questionnaire is available to assist producers in managing CBS on their production units

 

Contact:
Department of Agriculture
Directorate Plant Health
Subdirectorate International Plant Health Matters
Deputy Director International Plant Health Matters
Private Bag X258
Pretoria
0001      
South Africa

Tel. (**27 12) 319 6114
Fax(**2712) 319 6580
AliceB@nda.agric.za