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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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Fresh pomelo, tangelo, tangor and grapefruit/pomelo hybrids for human consumption – Grown in the USA

Effective from 26 January 2022
Citrus paradisi x Citrus maxima hybrids have been added to the list of approved hybrids of pomelo, tangelo, tangor and grapefruit/pomelo grown in the USA. Who does this notice affect: This notice affects importers of fresh pomelo, tangelo, tangor ...
Related Cases:   Fresh pomelo, tangelo, tangor and grapefruit/pomelo hybrids for human consumption

Upcoming changes for fresh produce that have passed in-transit cold treatment

Effective from 26 January 2022
The department will be publishing updated import conditions for fresh produce that have 'passed' in-transit cold treatment. This will include the removal of the inspection to verify that secure seals remain intact. There will be additional changes w...
Related Cases:   Fresh kiwifruit for human consumption | Fresh dates for human consumption | Fresh whole pomegranates for human consumption | Fresh persimmons for human consumption | Fresh stone fruit for human consumption | Fresh pome fruit for human consumption | Fresh longan and lychee for human consumption | Fresh grapes for human consumption | Fresh pomelo, tangelo, tangor and grapefruit/pomelo hybrids for human consumption | Fresh limes for human consumption | Fresh mandarins and tangerines for human consumption | Fresh lemons for human consumption | Fresh calamondin and cumquat for human consumption | Fresh grapefruit or sweetie for human consumption | Fresh oranges for human consumption

Additional information for importers of test kits including COVID-19 rapid antigen tests

Effective from 25 January 2022
The department has made changes to the BICON case for human therapeutics and medicines. Import conditions have not been changed. Commercial imports of test kits: Additional information has been provided in the BICON commodity case for human therape...
Related Cases:   Human therapeutics and medicines

Semi-processed fruit and vegetables for human consumption

Effective from 21 January 2022
The department no longer requires a list of approved processing facilities to be published on BICON for semi-processed pomelo pulp exported from Thailand from registered processing facilities. Importers will no longer be required to wait for the depart...
Related Cases:   Semi-processed fruit and vegetables for human consumption

Rice for human consumption or processing

Effective from 17 January 2022
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) has amended the conditions for parboiled rice to include the following changes: • FCL/FCX consignments of parboiled rice packed in bags less or equal to 25 kilograms and importe...
Related Cases:   Rice for human consumption or processing

Updated requirements have been added to the door ajar condition

Effective from 17 January 2022
The department will publish updated requirements for cases linked to the ‘door ajar’ condition within BICON. The general door ajar condition, which allows select perishables to be vented during transport, now includes a requirement that all cartons...
Related Cases:   Fresh produce for processing at a department approved arrangement site | Fresh Cucurbits for human consumption | Fresh Allium spp. for human consumption | Fresh root vegetables for human consumption | Mushrooms for propagation | Mushrooms for human consumption

Addition of less than container load (LCL) as an approved arrival mode for used Fish Bins

Effective from 14 January 2022
The ‘Fish Bins’ case has been updated to include a new arrival mode pathway for goods arriving as less than container load (LCL). Additionally, the methyl bromide fumigation process and suppliers declaration requirements have been updated throughout...
Related Cases:   Fish bins

Test kits

Effective from 12 January 2022
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has developed a new import pathway for COVID-19 RAT kits for personal use. Importers who are able to meet the import conditions within this new pathway will be able to import these goods into Aus...
Related Cases:   Test kits

Addition of Philodendron ‘Paraiso Verde’ to ‘Medium risk plants for use as nursery stock’

Effective from 7 January 2022
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has completed a Weed Risk Assessment for Philodendron ‘Paraiso Verde’. As a result, this cultivar has been added as a permitted cultivar of the BICON case ‘Medium risk plants for use as nursery s...
Related Cases:   Medium risk plants for use as nursery stock

Bovine embryos

Effective from 24 December 2021
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment updated the import conditions by amending clause seven of the veterinary health certificate for in vivo produced bovine embryos from Canada in August 2021. The amendment was to allow for the us...
Related Cases:   Bovine embryos

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