You will need this accreditation to operate a business that can issue Plant Health Assurance Certificates (PHAC). A PHAC is taken as evidence of compliance with quarantine requirements for interstate and intrastate trade. One may be needed by interstate quarantine authorities to export or move the following, certified things, within or out of Western Australia:
- agricultural products
- potential carriers
- animal feed
You may issue a PHAC to make any or all of the following statements in relation to a certified thing to ensure it:
- is of a particular quality or grade
- is in a particular condition
- was produced in a particular area or place
- was produced in a particular manner
- has been treated in a particular way
- is free from a particular organism, chemical residue, contaminant or adulterant
- complies with particular conditions or requirements.
The Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) scheme is a national scheme which enables your business to be accredited by a plant quarantine authority to issue plant health assurance certificates for your produce.