The use of the systems approach for the export of commodities from the region is normally covered by a bilateral quarantine agreement and therefore each of the processes will be specific for a particular country. Issues relating to the audit of a systems approach are not covered here because these are the responsibility of the receiving country. In this example, only the basic elements of the process are outlined. For national adoption, it may be necessary for a specific set of instructions to be developed for each of the commodities that are exported.
Steps in a generic systems approach involves a high-temperature forced-air (HTFA) treatment and is based on the Fiji systems outlined in Fresh produce export system training modules (SPC–LRD 2006).
Overall, the activity will be covered by a compliance agreement and will not be initiated until the exporter has obtained an import permit from the biosecurity office (import).
PROCEDURE FOR A SYSTEMS APPROACH USING HTFA TREATMENT
|1||Farm registration by the biosecurity office (export) with details of:
|2||Field control measures (during season)
|3||Exporter/packhouse – registered
|4||Treatment facility – registered
|5||Phytosanitary certification (PC)
International PC issued in accordance with requirements:
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