2022 Export Programs – China, Japan, European Union and United Kingdom, and Thailand
The 2022 information packages for the program to export BC Cherries to the People’s Republic of China, Japan, Thailand the European Union, and the UK are now ready, and were emailed out to last year’s participants by the CFIA.
As in previous years, Packing Facility Compliance Agreements are submitted only to the CFIA.
On the other hand, Grower Compliance Agreements must be submitted to the CFIA, with a duplicate copy of the Compliance Agreement and payment information forwarded to the BC Cherry Association. Don’t send your payment information to the CFIA! The deadline for the application and full payment to be received is Friday March 11, 2022. For growers packing their cherries at BC Tree Fruits, your payment will be made through your grower account by BCTF.
Any grower interested in taking part in this program must attend one of the mandatory training sessions in early April. Dates and times will be provided to growers signed up for this program in the last week of March. We will be conducting the meetings by Zoom again this year, which will be accessed by following the link that will be sent to approved participants in the two weeks after the March 11 registration deadline.
These are the 2022 Documents you will need:
For packing facilities exporting cherries to all destinations:
- Packing Facility CFIA Compliance Agreement (submit only to the CFIA)
- Packing Facility CFIA Guidelines Document
For growers exporting cherries to all destinations (*Please note – we have been informed that no new growers will be admitted to the program to export cherries to the People’s Republic of China in 2022. Please include China in your list of desired export markets only if your orchard was included on China’s 2020 list of approved growers.):
- Grower CFIA Compliance Agreement (submit to both the CFIA and BCCA)
- Grower BCCA Payment Form (DO NOT SUBMIT THIS FORM TO THE CFIA!!!)
- Grower CFIA Guidelines Document
- Weekly Orchard Pest Surveillance Form
For growers exporting cherries to the People’s Republic of China:
- Rhagoletis Trap Monitoring Worksheet for orchards in the South Okanagan and Similkameen (RDOS)
- Rhagoletis Trap Monitoring Worksheet for orchards everywhere else
For growers exporting cherries to Japan:
For growers exporting cherries to the EU and the UK:
For growers exporting cherries to Thailand:
For questions related to registration costs and payment, please contact the BC Cherry Association: