2021 Export Programs – China, Japan, European Union and United Kingdom, and Thailand
The 2021 information packages for the program to export BC Cherries to the People’s Republic of China, Japan, Thailand are now ready, and were emailed out to last year’s participants by the CFIA.
As in previous years, this year’s Compliance Agreement must be submitted directly to the CFIA, with a duplicate copy of the application and payment information forwarded to the BC Cherry Association. The deadline for the application and full payment to be received is Friday March 12, 2021. BC Tree Fruits growers’ payment will be made through your grower account.
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. Due to social distancing requirements, 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 12 registration deadline.
These are the 2021 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 Guidance Document
For growers exporting cherries to all destinations:
- 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 Guidance 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: email@example.com