24.04.2012 Market Access News

Interim fumigation arrangement for Iranian Wheat Shipments

Interim fumigation arrangement for Iranian Wheat Shipments

DAFF Biosecurity  has agreed to an interim fumigation arrangement following Iran’s recent advice that all shipments of wheat must be fumigated prior to delivery.

The interim arrangement provides allowance for in-transit fumigation of wheat if onshore treatment is not possible.  DAFF Biosecurity will issue a Phytosanitary Certificate after documentary evidence has been supplied showing that the fumigation has been performed in accordance with requirements.  Specific details regarding Iran’s importing requirements and the issuance of the Phytosanitary Certificates for wheat can be found on the MICoR database following this link: http://www.daff.gov.au/micor/plants/iran_ir/wheat

Meanwhile DAFF Biosecurity are still waiting on a response to a submission to the Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Plant Protection Organisation in Iran seeking a waiver of the mandatory fumigation of grain shipments due to Australia’s nil tolerance of live insects in exports.