Evaluation and/or audit of MAO systems


The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), at its discretion, approves service providers, exporters or packhouses with suitably qualified staff to carry out pre-export phytosanitary services -the work required to enable an export consignment of fruits and vegetables to be issued with a phytosanitary certificate. These entities are referred to as Ministry Approved Organisations (MAO).

In order to be approved as an MAO, an applicant has to write an Operating System which documents how they meet the Plant Export Requirements. These Operating Systems need to be evaluated by an IVA. When the selected IVA is satisfied that an organisations meets the Ministry’s requirements to be appointed an MAO, the IVA recommends appointment.

MAO operating systems are subject to regular audits from the selected IVA.

For more information or to discuss your requirements please contact Massimo Ciccioni, Director IVA & Survey – email: mciccioni@agrichain-centre.com or phone 027 445 1309.