You will need a plant health certificate (PHC) if you intend to import or export certain fruits, vegetables, plants, soil or plants in soil. There are two applications:
- SA entry requirements stipulate a PHC must accompany imported consignments of certain fruit, fruiting vegetables (tomatoes, capsicums, eggplant and chillies) vegetables, plants/trees (e.g. apple, avocado, citrus, grapevines, stone fruits, tomato and certain flowers), soil and plants in soil. Issued by the exporting State Authority with associated fees payable by consignor or person requesting certificate.
- SA produce consigned interstate may require a PHC to accompany each consignment to meet the Entry Requirements of the destination State. These are issued by Biosecurity SA Plant Health with applicable fees payable by the person requesting the certificate/consignor.
A legally equivalent Plant Health Assurance Certificate (PHAC) may be issued by a business accredited to operate Compliance Arrangements approved by a State Authority.