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Alerts and Changes provide information about notices or changes to import conditions. You can keep informed with these notices by following individual import cases.

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Changes to the import conditions for Manure

Effective from 28 September 2021
The department has made changes to the import conditions for manure. Manufactured products containing or made from manure: • Import conditions have been aligned to the Biosecurity (Conditionally Non prohibited Goods) Determination 2021 • An impo...
Related Cases:   Manure

Addition of two Geogenanthus species to Xylella hosts for use as nursery stock

Effective from 28 September 2021
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) has completed a Weed Risk Assessment for Geogenanthus ciliates and Geogenanthus poeppigii. As a result, this species has been added as a permitted species of the BICON case ‘Xyle...
Related Cases:   Xylella fastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock

Addition of species Piper argyrites, Piper crocatum and Piper magnificum

Effective from 28 September 2021
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) has completed a Weed Risk Assessment for Piper argyrites, Piper crocatum and Piper magnificum. As a result, these species have been added as permitted species to the BICON case ‘...
Related Cases:   Medium risk plants for use as nursery stock

Khapra beetle measures: Phase 3 and final controlled atmosphere treatment methodology

Effective from 24 September 2021
As notified on 23 August 2021, commences on 30 September 2021 and applies to exported on or after this date. Phase 3 introduces mandatory offshore treatment and phytosanitary certification requirements for high-risk plant products exported from khapr...
Related Cases:   Bean seed for human consumption | Rice for human consumption or processing | Celery seed for human consumption | Whole dried peas for human consumption | Fennel seed for human consumption | Articles stuffed with dried herbs or seed | Cumin seed for human consumption | Split legumes for human consumption | Pelted wheat for human consumption | Whole lentils for human consumption | Peanuts for human consumption or processing | Processed grain and seed products for human consumption | Soybeans (excluding frozen) for human consumption | Chickpeas for human consumption | Cucurbit seed for human consumption | Dried vegetables for human consumption | Coriander seed for human consumption | Powdered herbs for human consumption

Permit assessment time frames for laboratory products

Effective from 22 September 2021
The department would like to provide an update on turnaround times for permit applications to import animal/human derived products that will be used in a laboratory. As of 20 September 2021, the department is commencing assessment on most applicatio...
Related Cases:   Soil and articles containing soil | Waste | Water | Culture media | Cell lines | Genetic material (nucleic acids and their derivatives) excluding plants and plant pathogens | Test kits | Laboratory materials | Starter cultures (and derivatives) | Human fluids and tissues | Purified antibodies | Microorganisms and infectious agents (and derivatives) | Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material)

Live pigeons

Effective from 21 September 2021
Following an administrative review of conditions, departmental officers, importers and industry are advised of the following amendments to conditions for the import of live pigeons from approved countries: • Administrative updates to ensure the inten...
Related Cases:   Live pigeons

Salmonid fish for human consumption

Effective from 17 September 2021
The department has written to Latvia to advise they are now recognised as an approved processing country for salmon.The following countries have advised they can comply with the import conditions for salmon: Source countries: Australia, Canada, Denmar...
Related Cases:   Salmonid fish for human consumption

Removal of two plant commodities from the Compliance-Based Intervention Scheme (CBIS)

Effective from 17 September 2021
The department will be removing two commodities from the Compliance-Based Intervention Scheme (CBIS), due to poor pathway performance. This change is scheduled to take effect on 21 September 2021. The following commodities will be removed: • Fresh bl...
Related Cases:   Fresh berries for human consumption | Semi-processed fruit and vegetables for human consumption

Change of mail shipment addressee requirements

Effective from 16 September 2021
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) has reviewed the mail shipment addressee requirements for imported plant research material, plant genetic material, plant-associated microorganisms (and genetic material of), her...
Related Cases:   Low risk genetic material for in vitro and/or in vivo use in plants and/or laboratory organisms

Plant material for research purposes

Effective from 16 September 2021
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) has reviewed the mail shipment addressee requirements for imported plant research material, plant genetic material, plant-associated microorganisms (and genetic material of), her...
Related Cases:   Plant material for research purposes

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