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9th February 2018

Revised HARPS definitions

A decision graphic has been developed to assist suppliers in determining whether their business requires HARPS. The terminology in this graphic replaces the previous references to Direct and Indirect suppliers, and uses a tiering system to define supply chain responsibilities and actions required by suppliers.

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Based on the feedback received from low volume producers requesting more support and time for implementation, a number of provisions have been made.

Additional Support: There will be HARPS awareness sessions held in each state-based Central Market as well as some key growing regions. Additional webinars will be held for those unable to attend these sessions. Dates will be advertised on the HARPS website, via peak industry bodies and directly to those businesses that are registered on the HARPS website.

Additional Time: Tier 2 suppliers that may require HARPS approval will have until 1st January 2019. These businesses should register their interest in achieving HARPS approval at by 30th June 2018. In addition, low volume producers supplying less than 10 pallets per year will not require HARPS approval. These suppliers will fall under Tier 3 and will be required to be certified to an approved base scheme (see Decision graphic for details).

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If you have any questions about HARPS not covered in our Frequently Asked Questions section at please contact the HARPS Helpline on 1300 852 219 or email

Would you like to have a say? HARPS is seeking involvement from more growers to participate in the HARPS Technical Advisory Group workshops, to help refine and improve the elements within the HARPS scheme. Please register your interest at