Japan export registration workshop

Prepare for the 2021/22 Japan export season

It’s time to start preparing for the 2021/22 export season to Japan. One significant change to the process this year is the introduction of a new online registration system and this 1 June will provide guidance to growers and packers on the accreditation requirements and to demonstrate the new online registration system.

Workshop details – attend in-person or via Zoom

Date: Tuesday, 1 June 2021
Time: 1pm-4.15pm (WA), 2.30pm-5.45pm (SA), 3pm-6.15pm (AEST)
Location: Community Wellness and Respite Centre, 1A Edwards Street, Manjimup
Zoom: This workshop can also be attended via Zoom. A link will be sent to participants.
Please note: in-person attendance is limited to 30 people.
RSVP: by 26 May via trybooking.com/BRIBA. For RSVP help please contact Amanda Madden on admin2@avocado.org.au or 07 3846 6566.

Workshop agenda

This workshop will help prepare you for the 2021/22 export season to Japan.

  • Industry overview/outlook – Avocados Australia CEO John Tyas
  • WA avocado exports and markets – DPIRD’s Fiona Goss
  • Japan registration process – Avocados Australia CEO John Tyas
  • Introducing the new online export registration system – Australian Table Grape Association’s Jeff Scott
  • Afternoon tea
  • Preparing for audit – DAWE
  • Q&A
  • Click here for the full agenda


Registrations will open on 1 June for growers and packhouses planning to export to Japan for the 2021/22 season.
TO BE READY you need to have an account within the new online registration system.
Please email the Export Development Manager at export@avocado.org.au with the name of your designated contact and their email.
If you have any questions, please call 07 3846 6566 (AEST).

Key dates

1 June – IAN to be released (applications open)
1 June – Workshop in Manjimup, Western Australia (more on this below)
20 June – Accreditation application deadline
Mid-July – pre-season audits for all new growers and packhouses (those who did not register for season 2020) and those accredited who had compliance issues last season
Last week of July – List of accredited packhouses and growers sent to Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)
End of July – Export season starts
September/October – in season audit for existing growers/packhouses who were registered and accredited for the previous season (2020)

Important notes
  • The pre-season audits cannot be delayed for the 2021/22 season.
  • Registrations will be online this year. You will need to create an account in the new system.
  • Only Hass avocados from officially recognised areas free of Queensland fruit fly – Western Australia, the Riverland region in South Australia (excluding the Renmark West suspension area) and Tasmania – can be exported to Japan. Read more.
  • Due to logistical reasons the existing growers/packhouses might be audited pre-season rather than in season. If that will be the case, accredited properties will be notified accordingly. Please be ready if this occurs.

Listing on our Global pages

Avocados Australia maintains a Global section on our website, providing resources for our industry’s international customers. You can view our Japan page (in the global section) by clicking here.

You will see one packhouse listed (as an example). Once you are accredited, please email export@avocado.org.au if you would like your packhouse to be added to this list. Please provide:

  • Company name
  • Key contact
  • International phone number
  • Email
  • Website URL
  • Location
  • Harvest/export season.

Hort Innovation - Strategic Levy Investment (Avocado Fund)

This event is part of the strategic levy investment project Avocado market access and trade development (AV20004). This project has been funded by Hort Innovation, using the Hort Innovation avocado research and development levy. Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture.




1:00 pm Start to 4:15 pm, 01/06/2021 (Date Past)


Avocados Australia & DPIRD