Interstate Certificate Assurance - Northern Territory


You will require an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) if you intend to export fruit or vegetables from the Northern Territory. ICA is a nationally recognised plant health certification system. An ICA will allow you to export produce knowing it has met strict quarantine guidelines before arriving interstate.

ICA is based on operational procedures developed with industry and interstate quarantine authorities. It allows you to move you produce interstate without the need for quarantine checks. To become accredited you must show your business has effective in-house procedures in place that meet interstate quarantine rules.

If you want accreditation to export more than one item you must fill in a separate form.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You will not be eligible to apply for this licence unless your business has been assessed by a quarantine inspector, and is satisfied of:

  • the scope of the procedure
  • all quarantine requirements have been met
  • the responsibilities of staff involved in managing the ICA system
  • design features including your business's standards for inspection and treatment
  • what process controls must be put in place
  • your record keeping.
Once you have been accredited quarantine inspectors will make regular visits to make sure your business continues to meet ICA standards.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All This licence does not require a fee.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Plant Quarantine Manual - PDF (Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade