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Restructure of import conditions for fresh decrowned pineapples

Effective from 18 April 2024
Import conditions for fresh decrowned pineapples from Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Taiwan have been restructured to align with current conventions. A common table outlining the biosecurity pests of concern and the required off...
Related Cases:   Fresh pineapple for human consumption

Review of import conditions for laboratory animals

Effective from 17 April 2024
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (the department) has completed a review of the import conditions for the following commodities: • amphibians • ferrets • invertebrates (aquatic and terrestrial) • rats and mice embryos, semen an...
Related Cases:   Live animals and their reproductive material for laboratory use

Addition of Chambeyronia magnifica to various BICON cases

Effective from 13 April 2024
Chambeyronia magnifica has been added to the ‘Arecaceae (palms) for use as nursery stock’, ‘Palm seed for sowing’, ‘Raw seed for human consumption’ and ‘Birdseed’ BICON cases as the department has assessed that this species is a synonym of Kentiopsis m...
Related Cases:   Arecaceae (palms) for use as nursery stock | Palm seed for sowing | Birdseed | Raw seed for human consumption

Addition of Ixora margaretae to various BICON cases

Effective from 13 April 2024
Ixora margaretae has been added to the ‘Xylella fastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock’, ‘Permitted seed for sowing’, ‘Raw seed for human consumption’ and ‘Birdseed’ BICON cases as the department has assessed that this species is a synonym of Captai...
Related Cases:   Xylella fastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock | Birdseed | Permitted seed for sowing | Raw seed for human consumption

Removal of testing requirements for Taro bacilliform CH virus for imported Colocasia spp.

Effective from 5 April 2024
Effective immediately, testing for Taro bacilliform CH virus will no longer be carried out on imported Colocasia nursery stock during the post-entry quarantine period. This change is being implemented as the department has determined that Taro bacil...
Related Cases:   Colocasia spp. for use as nursery stock

Proposed permit pathway for medicinal cannabis plant parts other than seed

Effective from 5 April 2024
A new import pathway has been implemented to facilitate the import of medicinal cannabis plant parts other than seed products. In the situation that the product cannot meet the standard import conditions (i.e. phytosanitary inspection and certification...
Related Cases:   Hemp seed and hemp products (Cannabis spp.)

Changes to regulatory charges for biosecurity and imported food activities

Effective from 5 April 2024
Who does this alert affect? Stakeholders in the import and shipping industries - including importers, customs brokers, freight forwarders, vessel masters, biosecurity industry participants and shipping agents. What has changed? In 2023, the Depart...

Import conditions added for fresh chilli fruit imported from Fiji

Effective from 1 April 2024
Import conditions are now published on BICON for the importation of fresh chilli fruit from Fiji (except the Island of Rotuma). Three (3) varieties of chilli fruit from Fiji are permitted to be imported into Australia – bird’s eye, hot rod and red fire...
Related Cases:   Fresh Solanaceous fruit for human consumption

Enhancing the enforceability of import permit conditions for farmed finfish for human consumption

Effective from 29 March 2024
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is enhancing the enforceability of standard import permit conditions for farmed finfish from Taiwan and the Philippines for human consumption. The current biosecurity measures for farmed finfish fr...
Related Cases:   Fish including fish caviar, fish roe, fish viscera and fish maw (excluding salmonid fish)

Enhancing the enforceability of import permit conditions for unretorted foie gras from France

Effective from 27 March 2024
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is enhancing the enforceability of standard import permit conditions for unretorted foie gras from France. The current biosecurity measures for unretorted foie gras from France include that: • Th...
Related Cases:   Unretorted meat