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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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Removal of mandatory on arrival inspection for beef from Japan

Effective from 6 December 2022
The department has made changes to the import conditions for unretorted (fresh/frozen/chilled) beef from Japan. • Import conditions no longer require consignments to undergo mandatory inspection on arrival. • This change only applies to permits issue...
Related Cases:   Unretorted meat

Removal of seed purity testing requirements for cucurbit vegetable seeds for sowing

Effective from 1 December 2022
The purpose of this notification is to advise that effective immediately, the import conditions have been updated to remove the requirement for mandatory seed purity testing of Cucurbitaceous seeds imported for an end use of sowing. Consignments may...
Related Cases:   Momordica charantia as seed for sowing | Citrullus lanatus seed for sowing | Cucumis melo seed for sowing | Cucurbita moschata seed for sowing | Cucumis sativus seed for sowing | Benincasa hispida seed for sowing | Unrestricted Luffa spp. and Momordica spp. seed for sowing | Unrestricted cucurbitaceous seed for sowing | Trichosanthes cucumerina seed for sowing | Lagenaria siceraria seed for sowing | Cucurbita pepo seed for sowing

New import pathway for powdered mushrooms

Effective from 1 December 2022
Following a review, powdered mushrooms are no longer included in the dried mushrooms pathway. All imports of powdered permitted mushrooms (excluding extracts) for human consumption will have their own pathway separate from dried mushrooms and processed...
Related Cases:   Mushrooms for human consumption

Removal of two phytosanitary measures for fresh Tahitian limes from New Caledonia

Effective from 1 December 2022
Updated import conditions have been published on BICON for the importation of fresh Tahitian lime fruit from New Caledonia. The department has reviewed these conditions and based on recommendations has removed the following phytosanitary measures fr...
Related Cases:   Fresh limes for human consumption

Revised pathogen screening requirements for Vicia spp. seed for sowing

Effective from 30 November 2022
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has reviewed the pest status of Red clover vein mosaic virus. This pest is considered to be present in Australia and not under official control, and no longer meets the definition of quarantine pest...
Related Cases:   Vicia spp. seed for sowing

Update to case tilte to reduce ambiguity

Effective from 25 November 2022
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has updated the title of this case from ‘Low risk genetic material and/or microorganisms for in vitro and/or in vivo use in plants’ to ‘Low risk genetic material (nucleic acids and their derivatives...
Related Cases:   Low risk genetic material (nucleic acids and their derivatives) relating to plants or plant research

Green coffee beans (for processing) now in scope for AEPCOMM and HCI schemes

Effective from 21 November 2022
Effective 21 November 2022, green coffee beans imported under tariff 0901.1 will be in scope for the class 19.2 AEPCOMM approved arrangement as well as the Highly Compliant Importer scheme. This will provide importers with reduced end-to-end department...
Related Cases:   Coffee for processing or human consumption

Changes to standard permit cases for cloning/expression and viral vectors

Effective from 21 November 2022
The department has reviewed import conditions for vectors (cloning/expression and viral vectors) and has developed two new standard pathways with the BICON case "". • Standard laboratory vectors for routine scientific purposes, and • Standard laborat...
Related Cases:   Microorganisms and infectious agents (and derivatives) | Genetic material (nucleic acids and their derivatives) excluding plants and plant pathogens

New pathway added for highly manufactured animal bones, horns, antlers, tusks and teeth

Effective from 17 November 2022
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has updated conditions in the BICON case Animal trophies, articles and handicraft items, for animal bones, horns, antlers, tusks and teeth. A new BICON pathway has been established for highly manuf...
Related Cases:   Animal trophies, articles and handicraft items

Changes to import conditions for protein powders and supplements

Effective from 16 November 2022
The department has made changes to the import conditions for protein powders and supplements for human consumption. Change to the name of the commodity case: • The name of the commodity case has been changed from ‘Protein powders and body buildin...
Related Cases:   Protein powders and supplements for human consumption

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