California citrus exporters and interested parties are invited to attend the California Citrus Quality Council’s (CCQC) Preseason Export Meetings on Thursday, October 13, 2022. The in-person meetings will be held at the Visalia Convention Center and provide an overview of the requirements and changes for major export markets for the 2022/23 season. The morning session will begin at 10:00 a.m. and cover Korea, China, Thailand and Vietnam. The afternoon session will start at 1:30 p.m. and cover Australia and New Zealand. You can view the agenda for each meeting here.
If you cannot attend the export meeting in Visalia, USDA/APHIS will offer a virtual citrus export workshop. The virtual meeting will cover only the material presented by USDA/APHIS at the export meeting in Visalia. A date for the virtual workshop will be announced at the preseason export meeting. Invitations to the virtual meeting will be provided through CCQC.
If you plan to export citrus to Australia, New Zealand, or Thailand, USDA/APHIS will need to certify your facility for SOS and/or ACP compliance. Phosphine chambers will also need to be recertified by USDA/APHIS. Packinghouses and fumigation chambers can begin the certification process by contacting Daniel Hamre at 661-391-1743 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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