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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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Coir peat

Effective from 24 January 2020
The department has recently commenced changes as a result of the import condition review and to better fulfil operational requirements. As a result, the following changes have been made: • A split in import conditions has been implemented to create a ...
Related Cases:   Coir peat

Update on permit assessment timeframes

Effective from 24 January 2020
Dear importers and stakeholders, The department would like to alert importers and stakeholders to expect processing delays for applications of some animal/human derived products. Due to unexpected changes to resourcing, delays to some permit assessme...
Related Cases:   Microorganisms and infectious agents (and derivatives) | Enzymes | Human milk and human milk products | Human fluids and tissues | Cell lines | Purified antibodies | Soil and articles containing soil | Culture media | Laboratory materials | Starter cultures (and derivatives) | Antigens for laboratory use | Diagnostic test kits | Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material) | Water

Dairy

Effective from 21 January 2020
This notice is to inform industry that the Department of Agriculture (the department) has clarified the existing requirements for the import of cheese and butter. The changes provide clarity regarding the ‘No composite products’ definition, which is p...
Related Cases:   Dairy

Whole farmed barramundi (Lates calcarifer) is no longer permitted from the Philippines

Effective from 16 January 2020
The Philippines government has suspended the export approval of whole farmed barramundi (Lates calcarifer) from the Philippines. The department understands that there is no existing trade is this product currently and as such impact is expected to be m...
Related Cases:   Finfish (excluding Salmonid) for human consumption

Changes to approved countries for zoo elephants, felids and perissodactyls

Effective from 15 January 2020
The department has determined that Singapore Zoological Gardens (Singapore Zoo) cannot be considered free of evidence of tuberculosis in accordance with Australia’s import requirements for zoo elephants, zoo felids and zoo perissodactyls for the period...
Related Cases:   Perissodactyls for zoological purposes | Felidae for zoological purposes | Elephants for zoological purposes

Changes to approved countries for captive non-human primates

Effective from 15 January 2020
The department has determined that Singapore Zoological Gardens (Singapore Zoo) cannot be considered free of evidence of tuberculosis in accordance with Australia’s import requirements for captive non-human primates for the period 1 January 2016 to 19 ...
Related Cases:   Captive non-human primates

Upcoming changes to import conditions for mixed seed for sowing

Effective from 9 January 2020
The purpose of this notification is to advise stakeholders of upcoming changes to import conditions for mixed seed for sowing. Under the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, the Department of Agriculture reviewed the import conditions for the BIC...
Related Cases:   Mixed seed for sowing (permitted species)

Seafood (excluding finfish) for human consumption

Effective from 8 January 2020
Changes have been made that affect the labelling requirements for molluscs (other than osyters and snails) for human consumption, imported for non-personal use, effective from 1 January 2020. The changes clarify that each individual package (i.e. the ...
Related Cases:   Seafood (excluding finfish) for human consumption

Bulbs to be grown in open quarantine for use as nursery stock

Effective from 7 January 2020
The Department of Agriculture has confirmed with the National Plant Protection Organisation of the Netherlands that the following Iris species can be exported to Australia under the BKD scheme: • Iris x hollandica • Iris reticulata Who does this not...
Related Cases:   Bulbs to be grown in open quarantine for use as nursery stock

Seafood (excluding finfish) for human consumption

Effective from 1 January 2020
The proposed changes will clarify that each individual package (i.e. the smallest packaged unit) of all consignments must be labelled: ‘For human consumption only - not to be used as bait or feed for aquatic animals’. Current conditions allow for the ...
Related Cases:   Seafood (excluding finfish) for human consumption

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