Fumigators

Fumigators whose primary business activities are in the application of fumigants and/or the ventilation/degassing of agricultural commodities and goods traded in accordance with Gafta contract terms and rules can apply to be listed on the Gafta Approved Register of Fumigators. 

In order to comply with Gafta contract terms, parties to the contract must use the services of a Gafta Approved Fumigator. The Approved Register of Fumigators can be accessed here:

GAFTA APPROVED REGISTER OF FUMIGATORS

To become Gafta Approved, a fumigator must meet the requirements of the Code of Practice for the Gafta Approved Register of Fumigators and be audited to the Gafta Standard for Fumigation. The Gafta Standard for Fumigation has been updated. All new and renewal audits will be against Version 8 of the Standard from 1 June 2021. 

Fum Std Front Cover GAFTA STANDARD FOR FUMIGATION 2021 WEB
Fumigtor CoP Cover 2022
Gafta Approved Fumigators: Code of Practice 2022
PLEASE NOTE THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED SINCE JANUARY 2022

A summary of the changes to the Standard are provided here: Gafta Standard for Fumigation v8.0 2021 - What's Changed. However, Fumigators should carefully consider each of the requirements in V8.0 2021 to ensure they continue to comply. Please click on the link below to access a recording of a webinar explaining the changes:

GAFTA STANDARD FOR FUMIGATION - WHAT'S CHANGED WEBINAR

COVID 19 - Gafta Standard Audits
Since April 2020 Gafta Standard Audits have been carried out by NSF International by live video streaming to enable audits to continue during on-going restrictions.

Click the links to read more:
Live Streaming Technology to be implemented for Gafta Standard Audits
Frequently Asked Questions

From 1 January 2023 On-Site Audits will return

  • All initial (first time) audits will be on-site for new members.
  • Analysts will be required to undergo an on-site audit on alternate years.
  • Fumigators and Superintendents will be required to undergo an on-site audit every 5 years.
  • All other annual audits will be carried out remotely by video conferencing.
  • All Audits will be subject to Terms & Conditions which can be downloaded here: Gafta Standard Audits Terms and Conditions August 2022 

Existing members who are not Approved should complete the Application Form and return it to ApprovedRegisters@gafta.com to commence the process. 

Fumigators who are not yet Gafta members should complete an application for Category J – Fumigation Operator membership via the website here: www.gafta.com/join-Gafta

The previous version of the Standard can be accessed here: Gafta Standard for Fumigation v7.0 2018

Gafta Approved Fumigator Logo 
Fumigator Logo - Sample WatermarkGafta Approved Fumigators are able to use the Gafta Approved Logos to promote their services applicable to their membership and Approved status. We are encouraging traders to ‘look for the logo’ so to apply to use the logo, please send your membership details to ApprovedRegisters@gafta.com

Complaints
A complaint regarding the accuracy of the Register and/or the entitlement of a firm to use the Gafta logo and/or the failure of a firm to act in accordance with any applicable Gafta standard and/or rule must be made, in writing, to Gafta’s Director General by email sent to ApprovedRegisters@gafta.com.

 On receipt of the complaint, the Director General shall investigate and decide, in her absolute discretion, what, if any, action should be taken.