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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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Adding approved ingredients to standard non-composite permits

Effective from 21 January 2023
The department has amended standard import permit conditions for certain commodities that specify the goods are non-composite (the commodity mixed with other ingredients). The changes include adding approved ingredients that are of low biosecurity conc...
Related Cases:   Pig meat | Unretorted meat | Salmonid fish for human consumption | Collagen and casings for human consumption | Finfish (excluding Salmonid) for human consumption | Dairy

Changes to import conditions for Foie Gras from France for Newcastle disease

Effective from 21 January 2023
The department has amended the import conditions relating to Newcastle Disease for Foie Gras from France. The updated condition specifies that: During the 12-21 day stuffing periods prior to slaughter, there has been no outbreak of Newcastle disease ...
Related Cases:   Unretorted meat

End use terminology changes for laboratory goods for in vitro or in vivo use

Effective from 20 January 2023
Please note that over the coming weeks Animal and Biological Imports Branch will be updating standard and non-standard permit cases for laboratory goods. The changes are to clarify end-use conditions and restrictions that apply to the use of imported g...
Related Cases:   Waste | Proficiency Testing Samples | Soil and articles containing soil | Antigens for laboratory use | Culture media | Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material) | Water | Test kits | Genetic material (nucleic acids and their derivatives) excluding plants and plant pathogens | Enzymes | Laboratory materials | Purified antibodies | Cell lines | Microorganisms and infectious agents (and derivatives) | Human fluids and tissues

Extension of permit validity periods for certain human therapeutics and medicines

Effective from 18 January 2023
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (the department) is making changes to permit validity periods for certain fully finished human therapeutics and medicines. Permit validity periods will be increased from 2-years to 5-years for the ...
Related Cases:   Human therapeutics and medicines

Changes to the Semi-synthetic, Fermentation-derived Active Ingredients List for Therapeutics

Effective from 14 January 2023
The department has updated the Semi-synthetic, Fermentation-derived Active Ingredients List (see ) to add diethylaminoethyl (DEAE)-dextran. DEAE-dextran is a derivative of a biological precursor and is subject to import conditions as published in the B...
Related Cases:   Veterinary therapeutics and veterinary therapeutic ingredients

Reminder: biosecurity requirements apply to free samples and trials

Effective from 13 January 2023
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has been notified of an overseas company offering free samples of foetal bovine serum (FBS) to Australian consumers as part of a promotional activity. Australia maintains a disease-free status for ...
Related Cases:   Soil and articles containing soil | Antigens for laboratory use | Culture media | Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material) | Water | Test kits | Genetic material (nucleic acids and their derivatives) excluding plants and plant pathogens | Enzymes | Laboratory materials | Purified antibodies | Cell lines | Microorganisms and infectious agents (and derivatives) | Human fluids and tissues

Changes to rabies virus conditions

Effective from 12 January 2023
The requirements for rabies virus risk management for live dogs and cats being imported to Australia will change from 1 March 2023. There have been significant changes to the volume of imports and increasing commercialisation of the companion animal...
Related Cases:   Military Working Dogs | Domestic cats | Domestic dogs | Assistance dogs

Revised implementation date: removal of phytosanitary certificate requirement for medicinal cannabis

Effective from 11 January 2023
The purpose of this notification is to advise stakeholders that the changes due to be implemented on Friday 13 January 2023 have been delayed. These changes are now expected to be implemented in early February 2023. All proposed changes remain in lin...
Related Cases:   Hemp seed and hemp products

Banana seed for sowing suspension

Effective from 10 January 2023
Import conditions for Banana seed for sowing have been suspended due to inactivity (no recent trade). This pathway will require a review of import conditions against associated biosecurity risks. A review of import conditions may be conducted by the de...
Related Cases:   Banana seed for sowing

Updates to approved ingredient list and conditions to include fully finished and retail packaged

Effective from 10 January 2023
On 10 January 2023, the department updated BICON case content for 'Baits, lures, attractants and poisons for agricultural or domestic use’. Updates included: 1. The department’s list of approved ingredients has been updated to the . 2. New case c...
Related Cases:   Baits, lures, attractants and poisons for agricultural or domestic use

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