Government Requirements (AQIS Certification)
The Federal Government, through the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS), has a role to ensure exports of Australian summer stonefruits meet requirements of overseas’ authorities by providing information, inspection and certification services. AQIS fulfils Australia’s commitments in regard to fitness for human consumption, wholesomeness and truth in labeling.
The AQIS Export Control Orders Schedule 21 for Apricots, Schedule 8 for Plums and Schedule 20 for Peaches and Nectarines are no longer enforceable, although some businesses still use them as a guide.
Plant Export Industry Advice Notice
To advise that the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has released the remaining protocol job functions for the inspection of stonefruit.