Market Access Strategies – Australian Mangoes to Japan (2009)

An options paper was required to inform Australia-Japan Bilateral Discussions in October 2009. The options paper included an outline of the nature and history of Australian mango exports to Japan;

Description of Vapour Heat Treatment (VHT) as a pest control process; Japan’s acceptance of less onerous protocols by other suppliers; Australia’s success in exporting mangoes under less onerous VHT requirements; Options for a less onerous Japan mango VHT export protocol; and a series of recommendation. The options paper was prepared for the Australian Mango Industry Association by Michael Clarke.