If you’re planning to import grape marc and destemmer waste from fresh grapes into South Australia this vintage, you and your supply chain need to meet the importation requirements for these in relation to grape phylloxera under Condition 7 Clause 4.6 in SA’s Plant Quarantine Standard. Importer registration and direct inspection requirements apply.
Grape marc and destemmer waste from fresh grapes produced from grapes grown in a Phylloxera Risk Zone (PRZ), Phylloxera Infested Zone (PIZ), or Phylloxera Interim Buffer Zone (PIBZ)1 is prohibited entry into South Australia.
As a South Australian business, you are permitted to import grape marc and destemmer waste produced from fresh grapes grown in a Phylloxera Exclusion Zone (PEZ) into the state according to the following:
- Your applicable importer registration documentation obtained through PIRSA is either:
- IVCA or IR01, if you plan to import multiple consignments in the year (noting that only the IVCA option allows your business to direct inspect and verify consignments as well); or
- A Plant Health Import Certificate (PHIC) for each consignment.
- Each consignment must be accompanied by a South Australian General Biosecurity Declaration indicating PEZ origin.
- All such consignments into South Australia are subject to direct inspection on arrival, which can be carried out by a receiving South Australian business accredited by PIRSA under IVCA, or by PIRSA.
- For a South Australian business to obtain the application form for IVCA accreditation, click here. For the IVCA Operational Procedure, click here.
- For a South Australian business to obtain the application form for IR01, click here.
- For a South Australian business to obtain the application form for a Plant Health Import Certificate, click here.
- For an interstate business to obtain a South Australian General Biosecurity Declaration, complete Appendix 13 of SA’s Plant Quarantine Standard and email to PIRSA.PlantHealthMarketAccess@sa.gov.au.
- For a South Australian business to request a direct inspection by PIRSA:
- Complete the application form and email to PIRSA.PlantHealthMarketAccess@sa.gov.au indicating requested time and date for the inspection; and
- Email manifest details to PIRSA.PlantHealthManifest@sa.gov.au, including a description of the produce type, quantity, carrier details, name and address of the sender, name and address of the receiver, consignment note number and estimated date and time of arrival.
For all importation queries, contact PIRSA’s Market Access team on 08 8207 7814.
1 “Phylloxera Interim Buffer Zone” is defined in the South Australian Plant Quarantine Standard as a zone of 5 km radius around a new detection of grape phylloxera in Australia, as officially notified by the Chief Plant Health Manager of the jurisdiction in which the detection has been made, as an interim measure pending declaration of a new or amended Phylloxera Infested Zone in that jurisdiction.