Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangements


Interstate Certification Assurance or ICA is a national accreditation scheme based upon quality assurance principles that accredits a business to operate an ICA Arrangement and issue their own Plant Health Assurance Certificates (PHACs) for exporting produce to other States.

These PHACs issued by ICA accredited businesses have the same legal force/value as Plant Health Certificates (PHCs) issued by State government Inspectors.

This Factsheet covers the following topics:

  • Applying
  • Audit and accreditation
  • Audit fees & charges
  • Non-conformance, suspension and cancellation of accreditation
  • Amendments to accreditation details


Factsheet 1100 Second Edition

Published: 02 Aug 2017