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Commercial consignments – treatment

STEPS PROCEDURE FOR COMMERCIAL CONSIGNMENTS – TREATMENT
1 The exporter advises the biosecurity office of the intention to export the commodity, well  in advance according to national biosecurity legislation.
2 The exporter advises the biosecurity office of the intention to export the commodity, well  in advance according to national biosecurity legislation.
3 The exporter arranges the time, date and location of inspection.
4 Verify the import requirements with the overseas country’s import requirements.
5 Day of inspection – check that facilities and equipment are available to undertake the treatment. The system for fumigation of commodities is given in Section 1.2.2.
6 Prepare the consignment for the contractor and check the number of boxes/cartons/bags/sacks that are to be treated. Note them on the produce inspection report form and check the equipment using the checklist in Appendix A.
7 Check the measurement of the commodity/consignment and advise the exporter of the treatment rate for fumigation and weight of gas to be used, or calculate it according to the volume of the fumigation chamber. The introduction of gas is supervised. Check the sheet for leaks. Refer to treatment procedures in Section 1.2.2.
8 Issue the phytosanitary certificate in accordance with the export requirements, with particular reference to the additional declaration and details of the treatment conducted
9 Complete the documentation of the process. Where pests are detected, take samples and, if these cannot be immediately identified, refer them to the specialist entomologist/plant pathologist for identification.

 

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