Export Market Directory – English
Export Market Directory – Chinese
The Australian citrus industry represents the largest fresh fruit export, with 205,000 tonnes of Australian citrus, mainly oranges, sent to over 40 export destinations. The top five markets are Hong Kong, Japan, China, United Arab Emirates and Singapore.
GETTING STARTED: Importing country conditions
Manual of Importing Country Requirements
The Department of Agriculture provides general advice on importing country conditions through the Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR). Please click here to access MICor plants.
Importing country protocols
Some importing countries have formal agreements (protocols) which outline the conditions of trade. To access the protocols you must register with the Department of Agriculture, Plant Exports Program. Click here to register for access to the protocols and workplans.
The Department of Agriculture develops work plans to assist the industry in understanding the protocols. To access the protocols you must register with the Department of Agriculture, Plant Exports Program. Click here to register for access to the protocols and workplans.
Updates on citrus exports
Importing country conditions for citrus are always changing. The Department of Agriculture provides regular Industry Advice Notices on issues relating to citrus exports. You should register as a stakeholder to remain up-to-date on all things related to export. Click here to register.
You can also view Industry Advice Notices by clicking here
Registration of establishments
Some establishments along the supply chain need to meet certain requirements and be registered with the Australian government. An establishment must register when:
• it is the final establishment inside the Riverland Fruit Fly Pest Free Area
• export inspections are performed at the establishment
• containers are loaded at the establishment
• phytosanitary treatments are performed at the establishment
Registered establishments must meet the requirements of the Export Control Act 1982 and the Export Control (Plants and Plant Products) Order 2011
Registration with the Australian government will incur a charge. For more information on the Department of Agriculture’s fees and charges, please click here
Export listing for packing-houses
For some markets, packing-houses are required to meet certain conditions and be export listed with the Department of Agriculture to be able to pack fruit. Those markets are:
• New Zealand
• United States
• Taiwan (Riverland only)
• Japan (Riverland only)
The process and timeframes for becoming export listed are different for each market. For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Korea, China & Thailand export programs
Korea, China and Thailand have particular pest management requirements for growers and packers.
Korea, China, Thailand export manual
Start here by downloading the manual for growers, packers and crop monitors.
Export listing for growers
All orchards producing fruit for export to Korea, China and Thailand must be export listed with the Department of Agriculture. Before each season, the department will issue an Industry Advice Notice calling for applications. Applications are via the online system (InfoCitrus). Click here to enter InfoCitrus.
Email us at email@example.com for all enquiries on becoming export listed.
Applications for 2016 are now closed.
Export listing for packing-houses
All packing-houses packing fruit for export to Korea, China and Thailand must be export listed with the Department of Agriculture prior to export. Each year, the Department will issue an Industry Advice Notice calling for application. From 2015, registration will be via the online system (InfoCitrus). Click here to enter InfoCitrus.
Online training for Registered Crop Monitors
All orchards producing fruit for export to Korea, China and Thailand must be surveyed for pests and diseases by a Registered Crop Monitor in February each year. To be registered as a crop monitor with the Department of Agriculture, you must first complete the online training with Tocal College. New crop monitors may also be required to demonstrate certain skills. Click here for instructions on how to enrol in the online training for Registered Crop Monitors.
Forms and resources
• Overview of requirements for Korea, China and Thailand
• Critical quarantine pests for Korea, China and Thailand
• Orchard sampling schedule for critical pests
• Grower (IPM) monitoring form
• Official February Survey Report (for Registered Crop Monitors)
• Korea, China & Thailand export manual
Export MRL Listing
This listing of citrus export MRLs has been provided through an ongoing Horticulture Innovation Australia funded project.
The listing is current as of February 2014 and will be updated during the life of the project as new information becomes available. However, please note that Citrus Australia cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information as MRL standards are subject to continual change.
Guide to Achieving Citrus Export MRLs February 2017
Citrus MRLs February 2017
If you have any comments on the MRL listing, please email Kevin Bodnaruk.