Wharf operators who store commodities for export that require an official assurance can choose between operating either under a regulated control scheme (RCS), or a risk management programme (RMP).
For an RCS you will need to develop and operate under a documented system. You can use either:
- MPI's Wharf RCS template
- your existing documented procedures, amended to comply with RCS requirements where necessary.
For most operators, using the Wharf RCS template is the easier option.
Your procedures include how to handle the product, cleaning, maintenance and record-keeping. Once these procedures are documented, you need to:
- implement and follow them
- keep relevant records
- get your RCS verified
- register as an RCS wharf operator.
The legal requirements you meet when you operate under the Wharf RCS are set out in notices and amendments. Refer to the: