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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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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

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

Outbreak of sheep and goat pox in Spain

Effective from 4 January 2023
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has been notified of an outbreak of sheep and goat pox in Spain in 2022. Sheep and goat embryos and semen from Spain will not be able to meet the following import condition for sheep and goat pox: ...
Related Cases:   Sheep embryos | Sheep semen | Goat semen | Goat embryos

Release of the draft report for the pest risk analysis for bacterial pathogens in the genus Xylella

Effective from 16 December 2022
This BICON alert is to notify stakeholders of the release of the . The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry initiated this pest risk analysis to assess the biosecurity risks of all Xylella species, and to determine whether the emergency...
Related Cases:   Berberis, Mahonia and Mahoberberis for use as nursery stock | Hoya kerrii rooted leaves for display purposes | Carya spp. seed for sowing | Cyphomandra species for use as nursery stock | Xylella fastidiosa, Sudden Oak Death and Ceratocystis spp. hosts for use as nursery stock | Ornamental virus, Sudden Oak Death and Xylella fastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock | Guava rust, Xylella fastidiosa and Ceratocystis spp. hosts for use as nursery stock | Bulbs that are hosts of Xylella fastidiosa for growth in open quarantine | Cannabis spp. as nursery stock | Vaccinium spp. for use as nursery stock | Juglans spp. for use as nursery stock | Coffea spp. for use as nursery stock | Manihot spp. for use as nursery stock | Pistacia spp. for use as nursery stock | Prunus spp. for use as nursery stock | Pinus spp. and Pseudotsuga spp. for use as nursery stock | Ornamental hosts of fireblight for use as nursery stock | Mangifera spp. for use as nursery stock | Clonal grass for use as nursery stock | Olea spp. (olives) for use as nursery stock | Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum hosts for use as nursery stock | Pome species for use as nursery stock | Rutaceae as nursery stock | Ipomoea batatas for use as nursery stock | Tropical and temperate species that are hosts of Xylella and Ceratocystis for use as nursery stock | Forestry or amenity species that are hosts of Xylella fastidiosa and Sudden Oak Death | Chrysoporthe hosts for use as nursery stock | Forestry or amenity species that are hosts of Xylella fastidiosa, Sudden Oak Death and Ceratocystis | Camellia spp. for use as nursery stock | Rosa spp. for use as nursery stock | Paulownia spp. for use as nursery stock | Tropical and temperate species that are hosts of Xylella fastidiosa for use as nursery stock | Forestry or amenity species that are hosts of Xylella fastidiosa | Xylella fastidiosa and Sudden Oak Death hosts for use as nursery stock | Mentha spp. for use as nursery stock | Guava rust hosts for use as nursery stock | Ornamental virus hosts and Xylella fastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock | Hibiscus spp for use as nursery stock | Ziziphus jujuba Mill. (Chinese jujube) for use as nursery stock | Hypericum x inodorum for use as nursery stock | Xylella fastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock | Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum and Xylella fastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock | Xylella fastidiosa and Ceratocystis spp. hosts for use as nursery stock | Bromeliads for use as nursery stock | Methyl bromide sensitive nursery stock that are hosts of Xylella fastidiosa | Ananas comosus for use as nursery stock | Punica spp. for use as nursery stock | Saintpaulia spp. for use as nursery stock | Lavandula spp. for use as nursery stock | Aquatic plants that are hosts of Xylella fastidiosa for use as nursery stock | Dracaena sanderiana for use as nursery stock | Brassica oleracea for use as nursery stock | Rhapis spp. for use as nursery stock | Dianthus caryophyllus for use as nursery stock | Humulus spp. for use as nursery stock | Rubus spp. for use as nursery stock | Vitis spp. (grape) for use as nursery stock | Persea spp. for use as nursery stock | Castanea spp. for use as nursery stock | Passiflora spp. for use as nursery stock | Phoenix dactylifera for use as nursery stock | Morus spp. for use as nursery stock | Solanum tuberosum for use as nursery stock | Fragaria spp. for use as nursery stock | Ulmus spp., Planera spp. and Zelkova spp. for use as nursery stock | Corylus spp. for use as nursery stock | Saccharum spp. as nursery stock | Ficus carica for use as nursery stock

Removal of phytosanitary requirement for TGA approved medicinal cannabis plant parts other than seed

Effective from 15 December 2022
The purpose of this notification is to advise stakeholders that from Friday, 13 January 2023 the department will add Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved medicinal cannabis plant parts other than seed products to the exclusions in the for h...
Related Cases:   Hemp seed and hemp products

Commencement of alternative protocols for capsicum seeds pathogen tested at Naktuinbouw laboratory

Effective from 7 December 2022
As originally notified in the issued on 8 November 2022, the department has accepted alternative diagnostic testing protocols delivered by the Naktuinbouw (NAKT) laboratory in the Netherlands for imported consignments of capsicum seed for sowing. E...
Related Cases:   Capsicum spp. (requiring testing) seed for sowing

The Compliance-based Intervention Scheme (CBIS) is expanding

Effective from 25 November 2022
The department is incorporating a number of new commodities onto the Compliance-based Intervention Scheme (CBIS). This change is scheduled to take effect on 1 December 2022. The following commodities have been scoped for addition: • Fresh asparagus...
Related Cases:   Semi-processed fruit and vegetables for human consumption | Fresh asparagus for human consumption | Fresh Allium spp. for human consumption | Dried herbs for human consumption

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