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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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Water

Effective: 19 August 2019 to 16 November 2019
Who does this change notice affect: Importers of water, Assessment Services Group and Inspections Group. Background: The legislation for water has been updated and, as a result, import permits are no longer required for the following: • Water samp...
Related Cases:   Water

Soil and articles containing soil

Effective: 19 August 2019 to 16 November 2019
Who does this change notice affect: Importers of soil, Assessment Services Group and Inspections Group. Background: The legislation for soil has been updated and, as a result, import permits are no longer required for the following: • Soil samples...
Related Cases:   Soil and articles containing soil

Highly refined organic chemicals and substances

Effective: 17 August 2019 to 15 November 2019
The end use for highly refined organic chemicals and substances has been changed to align with legislation. The restriction not allowing the goods to be used for growing purposes has been removed. Who does this notice affect: This change notice app...
Related Cases:   Highly refined organic chemicals and substances

Human therapeutics and medicines

Effective: 16 August 2019 to 15 November 2019
A review has been completed for the Human therapeutics and medicines BICON case which has resulted in changes to import conditions. Who does this change notice affect: Importers of Human therapeutics and medicines Background: The pathways (question...
Related Cases:   Human therapeutics and medicines

Permit assessment delays for animal derived food and laboratory products

Effective: 16 August 2019 to 17 August 2020
Dear importers and other stakeholders, As many of you would be aware, in recent months, the department has taken longer than would usually be expected to process some import permit applications for animal derived food and laboratory products. While t...
Related Cases:   Natural fibres (and their derivatives) of animal origin | Bee products | Feathers | Animal trophies, articles and handicraft items | Antigens for laboratory use | Cell lines | Food samples | Human milk and human milk products | Pearls and oysters containing pearls | Returning Australian products | Cosmetic and soaps | Ship or aircraft stores for transhipment | Human fluids and tissues | Goods made with rawhide | Microalgae | Insects and insect products for human consumption | Culture media | Dairy | Cooked items (biscuits, breads, pastries, cakes), uncooked cheesecakes and cooked mooncakes | Laboratory materials | Purified antibodies | Uncanned, unretorted meat | Starter cultures (and derivatives) | Pig meat | Animal fluids and tissues (excluding reproductive material) | Enzymes | Non-viable animal reproductive material | Diagnostic kits | Baits, lures, attractants and poisons for agricultural or domestic use | Coffee for processing or human consumption | Egg and egg products for human consumption | Animal based flavours or floss | Meals ready to eat (MREs) for human consumption | Noodles for human consumption | Microorganisms and infectious agents (and derivatives) | Soil and articles containing soil | Water

Fresh asparagus for human consumption

Effective: 15 August 2019 to 15 February 2020
Import conditions have been updated to reflect mandatory pre-shipment methyl bromide fumigation for fresh asparagus imported from Mexico and Peru. The requirement commences from 15 August 2019. All other import conditions have remained unchanged. Phy...
Related Cases:   Fresh asparagus for human consumption

Dried vegetables for human consumption

Effective: 15 August 2019 to 13 August 2020
A new pathway has been added to the 'Dried vegetables for human consumption' BICON case, for dried vegetables that are a component of commercially prepared and retail ready soup mixes, soup bases and flavour sachets. Please see the BICON case for fu...
Related Cases:   Dried vegetables for human consumption

Retail ready products containing a mix of grains, seeds, dried fruits and nuts for human consumption

Effective: 15 August 2019 to 13 August 2020
The BICON case 'Breakfast cerals, muesli bars, uncooked bread, pasta, and meal/flour mixes for human consumption' has been renamed 'Retail ready products containing a mix of seeds, dried fruit and nuts for human consumption', and the case description h...
Related Cases:   Retail ready products containing a mix of grains, seeds, dried fruits and nuts for human consumption

Timber and timber products

Effective: 14 August 2019 to 9 September 2019
The list of accredited facilities has been updated on advice from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Please see the case for a list of facilities participating in the CGSWCP and the associated AEI codes. The department has also refined the wording...
Related Cases:   Timber and timber products

Logs, log cabins and oversize timber

Effective: 14 August 2019 to 9 September 2019
The list of accredited facilities has been updated on advice from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Please see the case for a list of facilities participating in the CGSWCP and the associated AEI codes. The department has also refined the wording...
Related Cases:   Logs, log cabins and oversize timber

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