2CONTENTS PURPOSE/ OBJECTIVE OF THE WORKSHOP KEY ISSUES AND CHALLENGES PHYTOSANITARY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL OTHER MARKETSLOGISTICAL PROCEDURES FOR UPCOMING SEASONISPM 15 – WOOD PACKAGINGDAFF OFFICIAL HOURS/OVERTIME HOURS + TARIFFSUPCOMING WORKSHOPS
3PURPOSE/ OBJECTIVETO ENSURE COMPLIANCE TO TRADING COUNTRIES PROTOCOLS/ PROGRAMS/ DIRECTIVES/DECREES AND PERMIT CONDITIONS ( PHYTOSANITARY REGULATIONS)TO ENGAGE DIRECTLY WITH THE EXPORTERS /AGENTS AND PROCESSING/STORAGE FACILITIES TO:UNDERSTAND AND COMPLY TO EACH MARKET ’S REQUIREMENTS.TO ENSURE HARMONIZATION IN THE EXPORT INDUSTRYINFORMATION SHARINGTO ENSURE MISTAKES ARE CORRECTED FOR UPCOMING SEASON
4KEY ISSUES AND CHALLENGES TRADING PARTNERS INTENSIFYING PHYTOSANITARY REQUIREMENTS – IMPOSING STRICTER MEASURES TO COMPLYADMINISTRATIVE AND LOGISTICAL CHALLENGESCOMMUNICATION EFFECTIVENESSPHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATION:DOCUMENTATION / MARKING REQUIREMENTS INCOMPLETECONSIGNMENT INTERGRITY / TRACEABILITY & WOOD PACKAGINGBactrocera invadens (Bi)EU – ADDITIONAL MEASURESTARGET MARKETS VS TARGET REGION FOR EU
5PEST STATUS: BI Bactrocera invadens Areas under quarantine: Thohoyandou, Groblers bridgeTshipise, Deerpak,Letsitele, TzaneenMusina, Mooketsi, Komatipoort, Karino, BugersfortLouistrichardt, Constantia, HazyviewNwanedi, Modjadji’s kloofWeipeWitvlagWaterpoort
6PEST STATUS: Bi CONT…Consignments from production areas moving to the port where Bi is still under control, must be issued with a removal permit from DAFF: Inspection Services (DIS) in Pretoria (No Bi permit no phyto certificate).It is important to note that citrus exports to Botswana, Mauritius and other countries that require, the “area of origin”/PFA/PFPP be free from BI, hence production areas still under control shall not be allowed to export in such cases until cleared.
7REQUIREMENTS - ALL SPECIAL MARKETS Information on Citrus to special markets and PUC registrations are available on the DAFF website - must be registered with DPH:Click Divisions – Plant Health – Exporting from South AfricaSPECIAL MARKETS ARE:JAPAN, CHINA, IRAN, THAILAND, SOUTH KOREA , EU AND USAPLEASE CHECK PUC DATABASE TO ENSURE PUC IS REGISTERED BEFORE PACKINGProduction units, pack houses and orchards – annual registration and approval with DAFF.Ensure the FBO registration is done with FSQA.7
8REQUIREMENTS - ALL SPECIAL MARKETS Production units, pack houses and orchards – annual registration and approval with the DAFF.Documentation accompanying consignments to phytosanitary inspection points ( to the port )Original sample accompanying documentsOriginal intake documents ( consignment notes )One consignment note per sample accompanying document. Multiple consignment notes on one sample accompanying document is not allowed.Consignment notes and sample accompanying documents to be fully completed and correlate to the consignment and endorsed by the PPECB inspector at the pack house ( traceability and integrity of consignment).
9SPECIAL MARKETS – ONE PAGERS These markets include – China, EC [excluding Spain], Iran, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan USA, Thailand to followThe following headings are included;Commodities of CitrusQuarantine pestsRegistration requirementsRequirements to manage pestsMarking requirementsMarking requirements of wood packaging materialConsignment sizeSampling procedureDocument accompanying the consignmentRejection principlesPhytosanitary certification
10SPECIAL MARKETS - KOREA PROTOCOL REVISED LAST SEASON – ALL VARIETIES APPROVEDPHC’s AND PUC’s MANDATORY ON THE PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATEALL PUC’S WISHING TO EXPORT TO KOREA WILL BE REGISTERED, HOWEVER FOR 2014 SEASON ONLY PUC’S EXPORTED THIS SEASON WILL BE REGISTERED.REVISED/RE-WORDED – REPLY FROM KOREA AFTER NEGOTIATING REGARDING POINT No. 5.1 OF PROTOCOL:Packing houses and storages shall be disinfected regularly every year. DAFF shall check sanitary conditions of packing houses and storages of fresh fruits every year.- Insect-proof measures need to be taken immediately after sorting for sorted fruits which will undergo in-transit cold treatment, and the fruits shall be kept in storages equipped with insect proof facilities to prevent entry of pests from outside (currently under interpretation by the DAFF)
11KOREA – continued….CHALLENGES WITH REGARD TO CERTIFICATION:Citrus mussel scale, mealy bugs, thrips,FCM intercepted at portExporter agent acting on behalf of several exporters causes confusion - during inspection it is not known who’s the actual exporter. Details of exporter and importer to be included in the sample accompanying document.Two containers were rejected during loading for unregistered PUC’s for two exporters:After investigations it was noticed that pallets were re-labelled with fruit from unregistered PUCs1111
12CHINAChallenges:Exporters requesting phytosanitary certificates to be replaced after data has been forwarded to the Chinese authorities – the credibility of SA’s certification system has been compromised. After data has been forwarded, the DAFF will not replace phytosanitary certificates.Question raised: Stickers on the palletsFPT Durban or FPT DBN acceptable (according to the protocol)FPT DUR not acceptable12
13THAILAND Protocol approved during 2012 season – all varieties allowed. Import permit still required.PUC’s must be registered with the DAFF.Orchards to be verified by the DAFF.Critical quarantine pests:Medfly, Natal Fruit Fly, FCM, Fullers Rose BeetleChallenges – previous season:Import permit not presented during inspectionsThailand sticker missing on the four sides of the pallet.13
14Other markets Iran- 2011 imposed stricter measures requested for CBS pest free areas to import into IranDAFF negotiated with NPPO of Iran for equivalence- to accept the EU CBS RMSRE-UNION MARKETAll citrus to Reunion must undergo in transit cold treatmentThe DAFF via PPECB will ensure compliance- PPECB to provide the temperature certificate for phytosanitary certificationInterception in Reunion – was not mandatory for the DAFF to ensure that the in transit cold treatment was conducted (exporter was solely responsible)TAIWANSticker stating “To Taiwan Republic of China”14
15EU - CBS & FCM RMS (EU 27 member countries) STATUS QUO : EU POSITION HAS NOT CHANGED(EU 27 member countries)A maximum of 5 interceptions for the 2013Threatening to impose import ban- more than interceptions.DAFF AND INDUSTRY : BILATERAL WITH EUSecond meeting next week for further negotiationsNO FORMAL FEEDBACK FROM OUR PRINCIPALSCBS Steering committee(AUTHORITY AND INDUSTRY) are in constant discussion and joint report back will be provided.15
16IMPLEMENTATION OF REVIEWED CBS & FCM RMS Comments and Concerns raised by Industry and PPECBAll concerns will be attended to and a formal response will be forwarded to FPEFDEREGISTRATION/WITHDRAWAL28 APPLICATON FORMS FOR WITHDRAWAL : 105 ORCHARDS (33 AND 28)Current Alert list: 41 PUC’sRE-INSTATEMENT PROCEDURE FOR BLACKLISTED PUC’SNo consistency in the completion of evaluation tick listMiscommunication (EXPORTERS/ GROWERS/ ASSESSOR/OFFICIALS) Encourage everyone to familiarize with the system and its principlesADVISABLE NOT TO PACK FOR EU UNTIL PUC IS REGISTEREDNO EU FRUIT SHOULD MOVE FROM PACKHOUSE TO THE PORT WITHOUT DAFF ORCHARD INSPECTION.16
17EU - Implementation cont…. Additional measures: Verification and Orchard inspection versus Update of the phytosanitary registration database – delayed early varieties.Temporary measure: Database shows “PENDING”Accompanied by CBS orchard inspection reports.Once the database is updated – show “APPROVED” - TARGET END OF MARCHINITIATIVE FROM CGA:CBS INSPECTION PLANNING (CIPT): SYSTEM IS UP AND RUNNINGupdate information (both DAFF and Industry)17
18ADDITIONAL MEASURES Apply for phytosanitary inspection with DAFF for the fruit that arrive after 4 days from the day of inspection in the pack houseApply for phytosanitary inspection prior to export of fruit in storage after 18days from inspection in the pack houseEnsure that fruits which have not yet left the country within 28 days from first inspection in the pack house is send to non CBS sensitive marketEnsure that fruit to EU is not loaded on ambient (above 10oC) temperature/ Direct loading is allowed from the Pack houseAll exporters/agents and cold stores to register with the DAFF Inspection Services to ensure compliance to additional measures.1818
19SPECIAL MARKETS – EU(27 members) All cold storage facilities storing citrus fruits to EU should be registered with PPECB and DAFF and sign a declaration to abide by the protocol for handling fruit to EU.Fruits to arrive at the port within 4 days after inspection in the pack house and be under cooling at 10oC or below.Fruit shall immediately on arrival be stored in the cold storage at the temperature of 10oC or below and leave South Africa within 18 days from day of inspection in the pack houseFruit shall be exported to EU on temperature of 10oC or below Storage facilities will be required to provide the report on the intake, storage and discharge of fruit for export to EUA meeting was held with Cold store facility owners - Durban1919
24PEST STATUS: FALSE CODLING MOTH Potential quarantine pest for EUCurrently citrus to Spain- compulsory DAFF inspectionsGermany and France also interceptedFrance notified us regarding preferential of Spain – equivalencePPECB – Zero Tolerance (reporting 3 hits PUC out)If the EU declares FCM as a quarantine pest , then the onlymitigation option would be compulsory in transit coldtreatment.This would result in an increase in costs to the producer24
25EU CHALLENGES INSPECTIONS Block/ orchard numbers were integrated in the date code on cartonsSome cartons did not have orchard numbers at allConsignments from non registered orchards were presentedConsignment notes were presented with PPECB copy stampsConsignment notes marked “8” were presented for SpainEU consignments delivered to non approved cold stores .Poor/ lack of communication between cold store and exporter regarding inspection arrangementsConsignments sitting at the port for a longer period under ambient temperatures allows for CBS to develop.The compliance for class two fruit for processing purposes is the same for fruit for consumption.25
26CHALLENGES WITH ALL MARKETS Incomplete/incorrect intake and sample accompanying documents.Documents missing PPECB stamp and not originalIncomplete/late applications for request of inspection. Agents/exporters to contact the DAFF office were inspection requests are to forwarded to acknowledge receipt of applications.Non compliance of cold store inspection facilities.Too many documents corrected at the portNo adherence to minimum consignment size – less than 5 pallets presented for DAFF inspection + more than 3 PUCs presentedExpired permits presented for inspection..There’s no communication between agent/exporter and cold store.Consignments from Bi areas - not accompanied by Bi removal permits.26
27CONSIGNMENT SIZE - FOR ALL MARKETS Minimum consignment size – 5 pallets for all markets excluding USA.3 pallets must be homogeneous, 2 pallets to be mixed with a maximum of 3 PUC’s per consignment.For China, all pallets must be homogenous – no mixed PUC’s in a pallet is allowed.In the case of lemons – all pallets can contain mixed PUC’s.27
28INSPECTION POINTSJapan – FPT and MFTSouth Korea – pendingChina – FPT ,MFT and ECSIran – FPT, MFT and ECSAll other markets – all approved inspection points in DurbanALL INSPECTION POINTS TO BE APPROVED BY DAFF – MUST MEET INSPECTION CRITERIA.Maputo, Mozambique:For EU fruit – DAFF and stakeholder discussion underway.CGA need to be involved with co-ordinationDIS nomadic services is available on requestKZN management shall be responsible for certification
29Inspection points cont.. Specific criteria for consideration for an inspection point:Request needs to be justified and motivatedTrained personnelInfrastructure compliance - environmental factors+ plus capacityDAFF personnel availabilityCompliance to food safety standards (HACC)
30INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS Requests for inspections:Use of correct application form to be fully completed and faxed to local DIS office within 48 hours and must have reference no.Applications to be realistic in terms of consignments requested vs availability.Inspection requests to DIS Durban office can be faxed to orAll applications to be faxed by latest 15:30pm for next day inspection.To confirm telephonically on if you used fax and on if you used fax to ensure your fax was received.Application to clearly state party responsible for payment of inspections and must have an account with the DAFF regionally. Contact for credit application forms.
31INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS… No service shall be rendered if account is suspendedConsignments must be ready for inspection + availability of labour at inspection points.Effective communication between inspection point, exporter and agent.All documentation to be available at the inspection point.A phytosanitary inspection shall be conducted by the DAFF for countries requesting additional declarations apart from PPECB inspections (e.g. Taiwan, Reunion, Seychelles, Mauritius, India, Bangladesh, Kenya and etc.)The latest import permit ( translated if in other language) shall be presented to the DAFF together with inspection request for countries requesting import permits before DAFF shall conduct inspections.
33PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATES Phytosanitary certificates shall be presented to the DAFF for certification within 5 working days after the vessel has sailed – after 5 days, phytosanitary certificate shall not be issued.Replacement phytosanitary certificates due to consignee changes shall not be issued.Late submissions of phytosanitary certificates and missing supporting documentsCopies of supporting documents must be available for the DAFF.
34DAFF WORKING HOURS Phytosanitary inspections: Official hours weekdays : 07:30 – 16:00Overtime weekdays : 16:00 – 20:00Weekends and public holidays: 08:00 – 18:00A overtime request form shall be fully completed and submitted (by 14:00 for same day overtime to be performed during week days) to the DAFF before overtime can be performed.Overtime requests to be justified.
35TARIFFS FOR 2013 Inspection within official hours – R 170.00/half hour Inspection outside official hours:From 06:00 – 07:30 and 16:00 – 20:00 R255.00/half hourSaturdays from 06:00 – 20:00 R /half hourWeekdays and Saturdays after 20:00 R340.00/half hourSundays and public holidays R /half hour
36TARIFFS FOR 2013 CONT…. PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATES(PC): Issue of PC’s during official hours RWeekdays from 06:00 – 07:30 AND 16:00 – 20:00 RSaturdays from 06:00 – 20:00 RWeekdays and Saturdays after 20:00 R340.00Sundays and public holidays R
37WORKSHOPS TO BE HELDA phytosanitary workshop to be held for clients preparing Phytosanitary certificates on behalf of DAFFDATE: APRIL 2013VENUE: FPT TRAINING ROOMTIME: 09:30TO CONTACT