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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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Update to offshore purity testing certification requirements for Cannabis seed for sowing

Effective from 29 September 2022
This notice is to advise stakeholders of a change to the department’s certification requirements for Cannabis seed for sowing that is undergoing sampling and purity testing offshore. Currently, all cannabis seed for sowing being imported to Australia ...
Related Cases:   Cannabis spp. seed for sowing

Separation of Mexico and Peru Asparagus pathway in BICON

Effective from 23 September 2022
Import conditions have been published on BICON for the importation of fresh asparagus from Mexico and Peru. The pathway for fresh asparagus for human consumption grown in Mexico or Peru has been divided into separate pathways. The conditions for asp...
Related Cases:   Fresh asparagus for human consumption

Updated questionnaires for Human therapeutics and medicines

Effective from 22 September 2022
The department has made changes to the Human therapeutics and medicines BICON case, as detailed below: The questionnaires for human therapeutics in the following pathways have been updated with the new department name, along with an additional optio...
Related Cases:   Human therapeutics and medicines

Addition of species to the Plant species assessed as a weed case

Effective from 20 September 2022
The department has completed a Weed Risk Assessment of the species Oenothera rhombipetela, Ranunuclus rufosepalus, Ranunculus scutatus and Ranunculus thora. It was determined that these species pose an unacceptable weed risk to Australia; and are there...
Related Cases:   Plant species that are weeds

Addition of species to the Plant species requiring further assessment case

Effective from 20 September 2022
Olearia virgata, Olsynium philippii, Ranunculus crenatus, Ranunculus creticus and Ranunculus gouanii 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

New Australian ISTA laboratory approved for seed purity testing: AgEtal Pty Ltd

Effective from 16 September 2022
The department has approved a new laboratory, AgEtal Pty Ltd located in Queensland, to perform seed purity analysis on seed that has been imported into Australia. The list of in Australia has been updated to include the following laboratory: Testi...
Related Cases:   Wild tomato seed for sowing | Tomato seed for sowing | Raw seed for human consumption | Annona spp. seed for sowing | Arabidopsis spp. seed for sowing | Allium spp. seed for sowing | Dactylis spp. seed for sowing | Mixed seed for sowing (permitted species) | Seed for sowing products | Fagopyrum esculentum seed for sowing | Encephalartos spp. seed for sowing | Xanthosoma roseum seed for sowing | Palm seed for sowing | Lolium spp. seed for sowing | Brassicaceous seed for sowing requiring treatment | Cannabis spp. seed for sowing | Pastinaca sativa seed for sowing | Moko hosts seed for sowing | Permitted seed for sowing | Agropyron spp. seed for sowing | Vaccinium spp. seed for sowing | Myrtaceae seed for sowing | Daucus carota seed for sowing | Petroselinum crispum seed for sowing | Birdseed | Celery seed for human consumption | Fennel seed for human consumption | Whole dried peas for human consumption | Capsicum spp. (requiring testing) seed for sowing | 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 | Cucurbita maxima seed for sowing | Cuminum cyminum seed for sowing | Coriandrum sativum seed for sowing | Apium graveolens seed for sowing | Foeniculum vulgare seed for sowing | Cucurbit seed for human consumption | Cumin seed for human consumption | Coriander seed for human consumption | Pea seed for sowing

Information notice for Giant taro (Alocasia macrorrhiza) for human consumption

Effective from 12 September 2022
The department has updated the fresh, frozen, dried and powdered giant taro case to include a warning and information notice to ensure that importers and brokers are aware of the prohibited plants and fungi listed under Schedule 23 in the Australia New...
Related Cases:   Frozen fruit, vegetables and herbs for human consumption | Dried herbs for human consumption | Powdered plant products for human consumption | Dried vegetables for human consumption | Fresh root vegetables 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 prod...
Related Cases:   Retorted goods | Pig meat | Unretorted meat | Animal based flavours or floss

Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) 2022-2023 seasonal measures

Effective from 1 September 2022
Changes for the 2022-2023 seasonal measures for Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) have been introduced as of 01 September 2022. These changes include: • Goods arriving as air freight import pathway disabled. • BMSB new, unused, and not field teste...
Related Cases:   Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) hitchhiker pests

Changes to the BICON pathway for ‘Bony fish and cephalopods for bait or fish food’

Effective from 30 August 2022
The department has updated the content of the ‘Bony fish and cephalopods for bait or fish food’ BICON case, specifically the ‘Bony fish (not specified species) from all countries (including consignments mixed with cephalopods)’ pathway. Importers ar...
Related Cases:   Bony fish and cephalopods for aquaculture, bait or pet food use

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