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Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) Accreditation - Tasmania

Description

If you are a producer who frequently moves goods interstate or between quarantine zones, your business may be accredited by a state or territory plant quarantine authority to issue Plant Health Assurance Certificates (PHAC's) for your produce through the Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) Scheme.

Once a business is accredited, it assumes responsibility for specified treatments, inspections or other processes, and can issue PHAC's for its own produce.

Quarantine authorities carry out audits on a business to ensure it continues to meet its obligations and for it to maintain accreditation.

Treatments can include dipping, spraying, heat or cold treatment and inspections. Each type of produce may require a number of these procedures, depending on their origin and destination.

Quarantine requirements may change as new pests, diseases and weeds are detected, so accredited businesses must  ensure they stay up-to-date by contacting their local ICA supervisor at the time of consignment.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To apply for this accreditation you must be the legal entity (individual, partnership, company, cooperative or association) that owns and operates the business to be covered by the ICA.

You must demonstrate effective in-house procedures that ensure any material consigned to intrastate or interstate markets meets the specified legal (quarantine) requirements.

You need to submit a separate application for each ICA arrangement you require.

Duration

As specified

Fees

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Forms

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Biosecurity Tasmania

Contact details

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