What You Need to Know before Exporting
Step 1. Find out about import health requirements of the countries you are exporting to
Find out the import requirements of your country of destination. Usually, you can find the import requirements from the website of the relevant government authority of your country of destination.
Step 2. Apply for Phytosanitary Certificate
AVA provides phytosanitary certification services to facilitate your exports.
If field inspection is required, your application for a Phytosanitary Certificate must reach AVA's office 24 hours before the date of inspection. You can apply for the Phytosanitary Certificate online at the LicenceOne (AVA e-Licensing) website. Please note that you will have to log in to the LicenceOne (AVA e-Licensing) website and locate "Phytosanitary Certification".
Step 3. Participate in the Assurance Certification Scheme (ACS)
Members of this scheme enjoy the privilege of not having every consignment inspected by AVA before a phytosanitary certificate is issued for export.
You can participate in ACS for the export of their plants and plant products. Members of this scheme enjoy the privilege of not having every consignment inspected by AVA before a phytosanitary certificate is issued for export.
Step 4. Participate in the Treatment Provider Scheme (TPS)
This is a voluntary scheme applicable to all treatment providers who wish to be accredited by AVA to carry out phytosanitary treatment to:
- meet export certification requirements
- biosecurity conditions of entry