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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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Importing test kits for foot and mouth disease and other notifiable animal diseases

Effective from 29 September 2022
The department has recently published a webpage for importers seeking to import test kits for foot and mouth disease and other . These test kits are subject to additional regulations and restrictions under state and territory government legislation. ...
Related Cases:   Test kits

New BICON pathway for goods sourced from the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

Effective from 29 September 2022
As of 29 September 2022, importers will be able to use a new BICON pathway for goods sourced from the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The EEZ of Australia is defined as the area between 12 and 200 nautical miles of the coast of Australia....
Related Cases:   Goods sourced from the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) | Soil and articles containing soil | Water | Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material)

Changes to the conditions of trade resulting from an outbreak of sheep and goat pox in Spain

Effective from 26 September 2022
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (the department) has removed Spain from the list of and the in response to reports of an outbreak of sheep and goat pox. These lists are referenced on active import permits for ovine and/or cap...
Related Cases:   Dairy | Stockfeed, stockfeed ingredients and stockfeed additives | Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material)

Changes to the Fresh longan and lychee for human consumption case

Effective from 17 September 2022
The department will implement several changes for the fresh longan and lychee for human consumption case. This change includes: 1. Separate cases for longan and lychee, 2. reformatting of conditions outlining specific pre shipment and in-transit col...
Related Cases:   Fresh longan and lychee for human consumption

Changes to the import conditions for personal consignments of specified meat products

Effective from 7 September 2022
Amendments to the Biosecurity (Conditionally Non-Prohibited Goods) Determination 2021 have been made as part of Australia’s response to Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD). These amendments relate to the import of personal consignments of specified meat pr...
Related Cases:   Animal based flavours or floss | Retorted goods | Unretorted meat | Pig meat

Notice of import conditions for food products imported as unaccompanied personal effects

Effective from 7 September 2022
This notice is to advise importers of unaccompanied personal effects that all food products must be declared. Food products imported as unaccompanied personal effects must meet the import conditions for personal use. The import conditions can be found ...
Related Cases:   Unaccompanied personal effects

Recognition of Belgium’s African swine fever status

Effective from 31 August 2022
In August 2022, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry finalised an evaluation of Belgium’s African swine fever (ASF) status for pig meat and pig product imports to Australia. The assessment concluded that Belgium can be considered fr...
Related Cases:   Pet food, pet food ingredients, and supplements for companion animals

Notice for fresh, frozen, dried and powdered giant taro (Alocasia macrorrhiza) for human consumption

Effective from 30 August 2022
The department will publish a warning and information notice highlighting the prohibition of giant taro (Alocasia macrorrhiza) under Schedule 23 in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code). These plants, plant products, and derivatives ...
Related Cases:   Frozen fruit, vegetables and herbs for human consumption | Dried vegetables for human consumption | Fresh root vegetables for human consumption | Dried herbs for human consumption | Powdered plant products for human consumption

Suspension of the BICON case for cake mixes from the 3rd of November 2022

Effective from 4 August 2022
The department has reviewed the BICON case for cake mixes for human consumption and made the decision to remove this commodity case from the system as of the 3rd of November 2022. Cake mixes are often comprised of a range of ingredients and importer...
Related Cases:   Cake mixes

Government certificate requirements for laboratory products

Effective from 3 August 2022
The department has recently issued import permits that include updated government certificate requirements that include the following words: "The [species] material was derived from [species] born, raised and slaughtered/born, raised and residing in...
Related Cases:   Culture media | Laboratory materials | Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material)

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