Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA)
Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) is a system of plant health certification based on quality management principles. ICA provides an alternative to traditional plant health certification involving government inspectors.
The ICA Scheme is a national scheme administered by all states and territories. The scheme enables a business to be accredited by a state or territory plant quarantine authority to issue plant health assurance certificates for its produce.
To be accredited, a business must be able to demonstrate it has effective in-house procedures in place that ensure produce consigned to intra or interstate markets meets specified plant quarantine requirements. The plant quarantine authority regularly audits compliance by the business.
The ICA Scheme seeks to provide a harmonised approach to the audit and accreditation of businesses throughout Australia and the mutual recognition of plant health assurance certificates accompanying consignments of produce moving intrastate or interstate.
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Click your state in the left hand menu to view ICA Documents relating to your state