THIS MESSAGE IS ESSENTIAL FOR ALL AUSTRALIAN TABLE GRAPE PRODUCERS & INDEPENDENT PEST MONITORS.
Are you intending to export Australian grown table grapes to Protocol markets in the 2017/18 growing season?
If so, it is compulsory to attend the forthcoming Annual Export Registration Workshops. Failure to attend will result in the Department of Agriculture & Water Resources (DAWR) preventing you from exporting to mainland China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan.
This year all PEST MONITORS are also required to attend. Pest monitoring this year will be via an online system with a short Q&A to test your understanding of the requirements for each protocol market.
If you engage an independent pest monitor please advise them of their requirement to attend.
The compulsory workshops will be held at the following times & locations:
Euston Club, Euston NSW – 7.00pm, Tuesday 15th August
Agriculture Victoria, Irymple – 7.00pm, Wednesday 16th August (corner 11th Street & Koorlong Ave, Irymple)
DAWR staff will be in attendance at both workshops, guiding attendees through the online pest monitoring program and compiling the list of those in attendance. NOTE: If a member of your business has not been listed as attending either workshop, you will be ineligible to export to the protocol markets. We recommend you bring your unique TG number to confirm which entity you are associated with.
This communication was extended to members of the table grape industry via email from Mr Jeff Scott on Thursday 3rd August. Please contact the ATGA if you did not receive this communication and we will ensure your email address is added to our distribution group. Alternatively, please check your Junk / Spam folder.
For further information, please email Mr Jeff Scott, ATGA Executive Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org