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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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Purified antibodies

Effective from 22 October 2019
This change notice applies to importers of antibodies, Assessment Services Group, Client Services Group. Updated link for antibodies purified and raised against plant pathogens. Background: Following the Import Conditions Review of Diagnostic kits ...
Related Cases:   Purified antibodies

Labelling requirements for molluscs (other than oysters and snails) for human consumption

Effective from 19 October 2019
As of the 1st of January 2020, the department will be updating BICON to clarify biosecurity labelling requirements on all imports of Molluscs imported under the following pathways: • Molluscs — Other than oysters and snails — Not for personal use— Fro...
Related Cases:   Seafood (excluding finfish) for human consumption

Changes to defoliation requirement for Sudden Oak Death host genera imported as unrooted cuttings

Effective from 17 October 2019
Plant Import Operations are providing clarification in relevant BICON cases for host genera imported as unrooted cuttings, sourced from a country where Phytophthora ramorum and related species are known to occur, do not have to be defoliated. Stakehol...
Related Cases:   Sudden oak death hosts for use as nursery stock | Ornamental virus, Sudden Oak Death and Xylella fastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock | Xylella fastidiosa and Sudden Oak Death hosts for use as nursery stock | Camellia spp. for use as nursery stock | Xylella fastidiosa, Sudden Oak Death and Ceratocystis spp. hosts for use as nursery stock

Ulmus spp., Planera spp. and Zelkova spp. for use as nursery stock

Effective from 16 October 2019
The Ulmus spp., Planera spp. and Zelkova spp. for use as nursery stock testing table has been updated to include an additional virus test, consistent with department policy for these species. Who does this notice affect? Importers of Ulmus spp., Pla...
Related Cases:   Ulmus spp., Planera spp. and Zelkova spp. for use as nursery stock

Timber and timber products

Effective from 12 October 2019
The previous ‘Table: Highly processed wooden articles’ has been renamed to ‘Table: Wooden Products’ to reflect that not all processed wooden products are sufficiently processed to be listed or have been/can be assessed by the department. The departmen...
Related Cases:   Timber and timber products

Bamboo products

Effective from 12 October 2019
The previous ‘Table: Highly processed bamboo articles’ has been renamed to ‘Table: Bamboo Products’ to reflect that not all processed bamboo products are sufficiently processed to be listed or have been/can be assessed by the department. The departmen...
Related Cases:   Bamboo products

Seed for sowing products

Effective from 12 October 2019
Following a review of conditions, the department has merged the ‘Biomat products containing seeds for sowing’ BICON case into the ‘Seed for sowing products’ case. This is due to the similarity of biomats to seed for sowing products, such as seed tape. ...
Related Cases:   Seed for sowing products

Changes to the animal fluids and tissues (excluding reproductive material) BICON case

Effective from 11 October 2019
Source countries: The lists of countries approved for animal fluids and tissues have been updated, some countries have been deleted, other countries have been added. Details are provided in The updated has been placed on the department’s web site. P...
Related Cases:   Animal fluids and tissues (excluding reproductive material)

Orchids for use as nursery stock

Effective from 9 October 2019
Background: The department has reviewed the import conditions within the ‘Orchids for use as nursey stock’ case, and have clarified conditions regarding seed-derived orchids imported as tissue cultured plantlets. The revised conditions now outline t...
Related Cases:   Orchids for use as nursery stock

Update to revised import conditions for chicken meat, chicken meat products & eggs from New Zealand

Effective from 4 October 2019
After notification from New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries of the detection of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) in New Zealand, permits for chicken meat and chicken meat products from New Zealand were suspended from 18 September 2019. ...
Related Cases:   Egg and egg products for human consumption | Unretorted meat

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