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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

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

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

Destruction of animal-based pet food arriving via international mail without documentation

Effective from 10 January 2023
All consignments of animal-based pet food arriving in the international mail pathway that do not meet import conditions will be directed for destruction with no option to treat or export. This includes when the ingredients in the product are unclear. ...
Related Cases:   Pet food, pet food ingredients, and supplements for companion animals

Minor changes to the conditions for Animal based flavours or floss

Effective from 6 January 2023
The department has made minor changes to the import conditions and BICON case for Animal based flavours or floss. The changes include the following: • Addition of redirects to BICON cases for retorted goods and aquatic products • Addition of links...
Related Cases:   Animal based flavours or floss

Removal of TGA restriction for personal injectables containing material of animal or human origin

Effective from 23 December 2022
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have removed the requirement for approval to be granted to individual patients for the personal importation of injections containing material of human or animal origin, other than insulin. Biosecurity impo...
Related Cases:   Human therapeutics and medicines

Addition of species to the Pinus spp. and Pseudotsuga spp. seed for sowing and nursery stock cases

Effective from 21 December 2022
The department has completed a Weed Risk Assessment (WRA) and a Disease Risk Assessment (DRA) for Pinus strobus and has determined that this species is already present in Australia and not under official control. As a result, Pinus strobus has been ...
Related Cases:   Pinus spp. and Pseudotsuga spp. seed for sowing | Pinus spp. and Pseudotsuga spp. for use as nursery stock

Addition of species to the 'Medium risk plants for use as nursery stock' case

Effective from 21 December 2022
The department has completed a Weed Risk Assessment (WRA) and a Disease Risk Assessment (DRA) for Epipremnum amplissimum and has determined that this species is already present in Australia and not under official control. As a result, Epipremnum amp...
Related Cases:   Medium risk plants for use as nursery stock

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