Proposed new phytosanitary measure (additional option) for fresh table grapes from Australia
Have your say
From 24 January 2018 to 21 February 2018 the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invites comment on the proposed equivalent phytosanitary measure (additional option) to manage regulated pests on fresh table grapes from Australia. The supporting risk management proposal (RMP) describes the proposed measure (additional option) in detail along with the technical justification for this measure.
Note, these documents are a package of information which should be read in conjunction with each other to enable effective understanding of the import health standard development process undertaken by MPI.
- MPI Standard 152.02 Importation and Clearance of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables into New Zealand; pages 30-31, 66 [PDF, 2.3 MB]
- Draft Import Health Standard (IHS) Fresh Fruit/Vegetables: Grape, Vitis vinifera from Australia; addition of Appendix 12 [PDF, 346 KB]
- RMP: Fresh table grapes for human consumption [PDF, 548 KB]
What we're proposing
The addition of a new phytosanitary measure (irradiation) for fruit fly and other regulated pests, as an equivalent measure to existing phytosanitary measures in existing IHSs.
Note: Only the addition of irradiation as a new phytosanitary measure is subject to this consultation. Pest lists and existing phytosanitary measures are excluded from this consultation.
Making your submission
Submit your feedback on the consultation document by 5pm on 21 February 2018.
Make sure you include in your submission:
- the title of the consultation document in the subject line of your email,
- your name and title (if applicable),
- your organisation's name (if applicable),
- your address.
Submissions can be sent to MPI by email or post.
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
After we have considered all submissions there is a 10 day period which provides submitters the opportunity to examine any changes to the IHS which have resulted from consultation. An independent review (under section 24 of the Biosecurity Act 1993) may be requested in this period, if a submitter considers scientific evidence they raised during their submission has not received sufficient consideration. If there is no review, the IHS becomes final after 10 days.
Submissions are public information
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