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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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Structural changes made to pathways and import conditions for oysters

Effective from 13 August 2022
On 13 August 2022 the following changes were published to the ‘Seafood (excluding finfish) for human consumption’ BICON case: • Several pathways have been consolidated to increase ease of navigation in BICON. • The pathways for New Zealand oysters ar...
Related Cases:   Seafood (excluding finfish) for human consumption

New approved ISTA laboratory for seed purity analysis: Bayer Seeds SAS

Effective from 12 August 2022
The department has approved a new laboratory to perform seed purity analysis on seed being imported into Australia. The list of department approved seed testing laboratories has been updated to include the following laboratory: Testing laboratory Addr...
Related Cases:   Cuminum cyminum seed for sowing | Coriandrum sativum seed for sowing | Foeniculum vulgare seed for sowing | Apium graveolens seed for sowing | Cucumis melo seed for sowing | Citrullus lanatus seed for sowing | Pea seed for sowing | Celery seed for human consumption | Birdseed | Encephalartos spp. seed for sowing | Cumin seed for human consumption | Coriander seed for human consumption | Allium spp. seed for sowing | Pastinaca sativa seed for sowing | Annona spp. seed for sowing | Unrestricted Luffa spp. and Momordica spp. seed for sowing | Cucurbit seed for human consumption | Tomato seed for sowing | Brassicaceous seed for sowing requiring treatment | Moko hosts seed for sowing | Palm seed for sowing | Dactylis spp. seed for sowing | Lolium spp. seed for sowing | Cannabis spp. seed for sowing | Capsicum spp. (requiring testing) seed for sowing | Mixed seed for sowing (permitted species) | Xanthosoma roseum seed for sowing | Petroselinum crispum seed for sowing | Momordica charantia as seed for sowing | Arabidopsis spp. seed for sowing | Daucus carota seed for sowing | Vaccinium spp. seed for sowing | Benincasa hispida seed for sowing | Wild tomato seed for sowing | Lagenaria siceraria seed for sowing | Trichosanthes cucumerina seed for sowing | Cucurbita pepo seed for sowing | Cucurbita moschata seed for sowing | Unrestricted cucurbitaceous seed for sowing | Cucurbita maxima seed for sowing | Seed for sowing products | Permitted seed for sowing | Cucumis sativus seed for sowing | Raw seed for human consumption | Fagopyrum esculentum seed for sowing | Fennel seed for human consumption | Myrtaceae seed for sowing | Agropyron spp. seed for sowing | Whole dried peas for human consumption

Khapra beetle measures - Changes to import conditions for seeds for sowing (Phase 5)

Effective from 12 August 2022
As notified on , new import conditions have been applied to  to reduce the risk of khapra beetle and other Trogoderma species of biosecurity concern entering Australia. Seeds for sowing must now be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with the...
Related Cases:   Phaseolus spp. seed for sowing | Prunus spp. seed for sowing | Camellia sinensis seed for sowing | Mangifera spp. seed for sowing | Zea mays seed for sowing | Rutaceae seed for sowing requiring treatment and/or testing | Orchid seed for sowing | Persea americana seed for sowing | Papaver somniferum seed for sowing | Nuts and woody tree seed for sowing | Nicotiana spp. seed for sowing | Carica papaya seed for sowing | Chestnut blight hosts as seed for sowing | Ribes spp. seed for sowing | Pinus spp. and Pseudotsuga spp. seed for sowing | Medicago spp. seed for sowing | Conifer (excluding Pinus spp. and Pseudotsuga spp.) seed for sowing | Cuminum cyminum seed for sowing | Coriandrum sativum seed for sowing | Foeniculum vulgare seed for sowing | Apium graveolens seed for sowing | Cucumis melo seed for sowing | Citrullus lanatus seed for sowing | Pea seed for sowing | Encephalartos spp. seed for sowing | Allium spp. seed for sowing | Pastinaca sativa seed for sowing | Annona spp. seed for sowing | Unrestricted Luffa spp. and Momordica spp. seed for sowing | Tomato seed for sowing | Brassicaceous seed for sowing requiring treatment | Moko hosts seed for sowing | Palm seed for sowing | Dactylis spp. seed for sowing | Lolium spp. seed for sowing | Cannabis spp. seed for sowing | Capsicum spp. (requiring testing) seed for sowing | Mixed seed for sowing (permitted species) | Xanthosoma roseum seed for sowing | Petroselinum crispum seed for sowing | Momordica charantia as seed for sowing | Arabidopsis spp. seed for sowing | Daucus carota seed for sowing | Vaccinium spp. seed for sowing | Benincasa hispida seed for sowing | Wild tomato seed for sowing | Lagenaria siceraria seed for sowing | Trichosanthes cucumerina seed for sowing | Cucurbita pepo seed for sowing | Cucurbita moschata seed for sowing | Unrestricted cucurbitaceous seed for sowing | Cucurbita maxima seed for sowing | Seed for sowing products | Permitted seed for sowing | Cucumis sativus seed for sowing | Fagopyrum esculentum seed for sowing | Myrtaceae seed for sowing | Agropyron spp. seed for sowing

Removal of the security declaration requirement for purity tested or treated seed from all countries

Effective from 12 August 2022
The import conditions have been updated to remove the requirement for a supplier’s security declaration, to certify that: "All care has been taken post-sampling to maintain the security of the following seed lot(s): (supplier to list botanical name an...
Related Cases:   Cuminum cyminum seed for sowing | Coriandrum sativum seed for sowing | Foeniculum vulgare seed for sowing | Apium graveolens seed for sowing | Cucumis melo seed for sowing | Citrullus lanatus seed for sowing | Celery seed for human consumption | Encephalartos spp. seed for sowing | Cumin seed for human consumption | Coriander seed for human consumption | Pastinaca sativa seed for sowing | Annona spp. seed for sowing | Unrestricted Luffa spp. and Momordica spp. seed for sowing | Cucurbit seed for human consumption | Tomato seed for sowing | Brassicaceous seed for sowing requiring treatment | Moko hosts seed for sowing | Cannabis spp. seed for sowing | Capsicum spp. (requiring testing) seed for sowing | Xanthosoma roseum seed for sowing | Petroselinum crispum seed for sowing | Momordica charantia as seed for sowing | Arabidopsis spp. seed for sowing | Daucus carota seed for sowing | Benincasa hispida seed for sowing | Wild tomato seed for sowing | Lagenaria siceraria seed for sowing | Trichosanthes cucumerina seed for sowing | Cucurbita pepo seed for sowing | Cucurbita moschata seed for sowing | Unrestricted cucurbitaceous seed for sowing | Cucurbita maxima seed for sowing | Cucumis sativus seed for sowing | Fagopyrum esculentum seed for sowing | Fennel seed for human consumption | Agropyron spp. seed for sowing

Removal of import permit requirement for celery, chervil and fennel seed effective immediately

Effective from 12 August 2022
As advised through the BICON alert issued on , the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (the department) has removed the requirement for an import permit for celery, chervil and fennel seeds. Effective immediately, importers are no long...
Related Cases:   Regulated vegetable crop seeds for human consumption | Foeniculum vulgare seed for sowing | Apium graveolens seed for sowing | Celery seed for human consumption | Permitted seed for sowing | Raw seed for human consumption | Fennel seed for human consumption

Khapra beetle measures: Changes to import conditions for other-risk plant products (Phase 4)

Effective from 12 August 2022
As notified on , new import conditions have been applied to  to reduce the risk of khapra beetle and other Trogoderma species of biosecurity concern entering Australia. Other-risk plant products imported via certain modes of arrival must now be acco...
Related Cases:   Dried Tillandsia spp. | Straw, cereal straw articles and products | Potpourri | Sunflower kernel or seed for human consumption | Raw nuts for human consumption | Cotton | Regulated vegetable crop seeds for human consumption | Thatching grass | Carob and cocoa beans and husk for human consumption | Fagopyrum esculentum for human consumption | Mistletoe | Dried dates or doum for human consumption | Psyllium husks for human consumption | Dried grapes for human consumption | Hemp seed and hemp products | Linseed for human consumption | Cocoa powder, cocoa butter, cocoa cake and cocoa liquor | Dried herbs for human consumption | Sesame seed for human consumption | Rice for human consumption or processing | Plant material for research purposes | Pearl barley | Kibbled cereal mix for human consumption | Dried and whole Ziziphus spp. for human consumption | Truffles for human consumption | Split legumes for human consumption | Dried apricot kernels | Papaver somniferum seed for human consumption | Frozen fruit, vegetables and herbs for human consumption | Birdseed | Vacuum sealed nuts for human consumption

Removal of the security declaration requirement for purity tested seed from all countries

Effective from 12 August 2022
The conditions for purity tested seed have been updated to remove the requirement for a supplier’s security declaration. The department has determined that commercial seed handling practices and the phytosanitary security requirements of an exporting ...
Related Cases:   Allium spp. seed for sowing | Dactylis spp. seed for sowing | Lolium spp. seed for sowing | Permitted seed for sowing | Raw seed for human consumption

New BICON case for biological cleaning agents, odour neutralisers and sanitisation products

Effective from 11 August 2022
On 11th August 2022, a new BICON case related to biological cleaning agents, odour neutralisers and sanitisation products will be made as part of the department’s ongoing commitment to quality review. These goods were previously assessed according to t...
Related Cases:   Biological cleaning agents, odour neutralisers and sanitisation products | Herbicides, insecticides, pesticides and other goods for environmental or industrial purposes | Bioremediation products

Addition of species to the Plant species requiring further assessment case

Effective from 10 August 2022
Fadogia ancylantha, Philodendron tweedieanum, Thaumatophyllum tweedieanum and Veratrum grandiflorum have been added to the ‘Plant species requiring further assessment’ BICON case; and are therefore not permitted entry into Australian territory. Who...
Related Cases:   Plant species requiring further assessment

Changes to conditions for bulgur wheat and freekeh for human consumption

Effective from 10 August 2022
Import conditions have been amended to remove the requirement for a phytosanitary certificate for commercially prepared and packaged bulgur wheat and freekeh arriving in full container load consignments from khapra beetle countries. Who does this n...
Related Cases:   Bulgur wheat for human consumption | Freekeh for human consumption

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