Offshore plant quarantine facilities

A list of all offshore facilities MPI has approved to the Accreditation of Offshore Plant Quarantine Facilities and Operators standard, which have an agreement with MPI to hold and test material for specified regulated pests.


MPI approves offshore facilities to undertake some (or all) of the quarantine and testing requirements which otherwise need to be done onshore in post entry quarantine (PEQ) in New Zealand. This may mean importers can bring plant germplasm into a lower level of PEQ in New Zealand for a shorter period, and usually means importers have access to new plant germplasm more quickly and at lower cost.

MPI-approved offshore facilities are approved to the MPI standard 'Accreditation of Offshore Plant Quarantine Facilities and Operators'.

The accreditation of offshore facilities is cost-recovered by MPI and requests are prioritised as part of the yearly work programme prioritisation. To request the accreditation of a new offshore facility, you'll need to complete the appropriate request form.

 

FacilityStatusScope of approvalAudit testing

Central Attivita Vivaistiche (CAV), ITALY
www.cavtebano.it

Contact:
Dr Roberto Savini
Email: savini@cavtebano.it

Official agreement Malus dormant budwood Extract from 10 randomly selected plants, bulked together to form 5 samples to be tested by PCR for phytoplasmas
Pyrus dormant budwood  Extract from 10 randomly selected plants, bulked together to form 5 samples to be tested by PCR for phytoplasmas

CFIA Centre for Plant Health,
CANADA
www.inspection.gc.ca

Contact (Malus and Prunus):
Carol Masters
Email: carol.masters@inspection.gc.ca 


Contact (Vitis):
Anna-Mary Schmidt
Email: anna-mary.schmidt@inspection.gc.ca

Official agreement

Agreement due for review 2016/17

Malus dormant budwood Extract from 2 randomly selected cultivars, bulked together to form 2 samples to be tested by PCR for phytoplasmas
Prunus dormant budwood  Extract from 2 randomly selected cultivars, bulked together to form 2 samples to be tested by PCR for Plum pox virus
Vitis dormant budwood To be finalised

Centre Technique Interprofessionnel des Fruits et Legumes (CTIFL), FRANCE
www.ctifl.fr

Contact:
Yoann Brans
Email: brans@ctifl.fr

Official agreement

Malus dormant budwood  
Pyrus dormant budwood   
Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute,
AUSTRALIA

Contact:
Nerida Donovan

Accreditation lapsed

Citrus dormant budwood   Requested

Institut Francais de la Vigne et du Vin (IFV, formerly ENTAV),
FRANCE
www.entav.fr

Contact:
Laurent Andeguin
Email: laurent.audeguin@vignevin.com

Official agreement Vitis dormant budwood  
Science and Advice for
Scottish Agriculture (SASA),
SCOTLAND
www.sasa.gov.uk

Contact:
Dr Colin Jeffries
Email: colin.jeffries@sasa.gsi.gov.uk

Official agreement

Audit planned for 2017

Solanum tuberosum tissue culture Will be included on the permit when required
James Hutton Institute (formerly Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI)),
SCOTLAND
www.scri.ac.uk

Contact:
Alison Dolan
Email: alison.dolan@scri.ac.uk

Requires audit before imports may occur

Ribes dormant cuttings Samples from 4 randomly selected plants to be tested by herbaceous indicators (Cq, Nc and Cs)
Rubus dormant cuttings  

University of California, Foundation Plant Material Service (FPS),
USA
fpms.ucdavis.edu

Contact:
Carole Lamb
Email: cjlamb@ucdavis.edu

Official agreement Vitis dormant budwood Extract from 2 randomly selected cultivars, bulked together to form 2 samples to be tested by PCR for phytoplasmas
Washington State University,
USA
www.prosser.wsu.edu 

Contact:
Syamkumar Sivasankara Pillai
Email: syam_skumar@wsu.edu

Official agreement

Audit planned for 2016/17

Malus dormant budwood Extract from 2 randomly selected cultivars, bulked together to form 2 samples to be tested by PCR for phytoplasmas
Prunus dormant budwood Extract from 2 randomly selected cultivars, bulked together to form 2 samples to be tested by PCR for Plum pox virus
Pyrus dormant budwood To be finalised
Corvallis,
USA

 

Humulus tissue culture Requested
Rutgers University,
USA

 

Vaccinium macrocarpon stolons Requested

Publication of register

MPI publishes this information to meet the requirements of section 103 (7)(b) of the Biosecurity Act 1993.

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