New Zealand will be undertaking a WTO and public consultation from 22 October to 19 December 2021 on fresh Citrus spp. import health standard mentioned above. Supporting documents such as the risk management proposal, import risk analysis and pest lists will be sent to stakeholders along with the draft import health standards.
The new commodity standards will replace the following schedules and existing standards in the current import health standard which has also been reviewed, 152.02. Importation and Clearance of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables into New Zealand:
− Mandarin/tangerine, Citrus reticulata, Australia;
− Mandarin/tangerine, Citrus reticulata, Citrus paradisi x Citrus reticulata, Egypt;
− Mandarin, Citrus reticulata, Japan;
− Mandarin/tangerine, Citrus reticulata, United States of America;
− Tangelo, Citrus paradisi x Citrus reticulata, United States of America;
− Mandarin/tangerine, Citrus reticulata, Vanuatu;
− Tangelo, Citrus paradisi x Citrus reticulata, Vanuatu.
The new import health standard is also consulting on new market access request for fresh mandarin, tangelo and tangor (Citrus reticulata, Citrus reticulata x Citrus paradisi and Citrus reticulata x Citrus sinensis) from Brazil, China, Egypt, Japan, Korea, Peru, and Samoa.