The importance of the Declaration Unique Consignment Reference (DUCR)

Making the matching process for PEACH certificates

To increase the likelihood that a timely and successful matching process takes place you are encouraged to submit the Advance Notification to Procedure for Electronic Application for Certificates (PEACH):

  • for arrivals by air - at least four working hours notice
  • in all other instances - at least three working days notice, in advance of the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight import declaration, including any pre-lodged import declarations

This sequence will enable you to establish the results of the Horticultural Marketing Inspectorate or Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate decisions in advance and allow you to reflect how you submit your customs declarations to reflect differing types of PEACH decisions - to separate out green (release) decisions from any red or white failures.