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Alerts & Changes

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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Expansions to the Compliance-based Intervention Scheme

Effective from 13 February 2020
The department is incorporating a number of products onto the Compliance-based Intervention Scheme (CBIS). This change is scheduled to take effect on 13 February 2020. The following commodities have been scoped for addition: 1. fresh blueberries from...
Related Cases:   Fresh corn for human consumption | Fresh berries for human consumption | Dried vegetables for human consumption | Mushrooms for human consumption

Phalaenopsis spp. nursery stock imported from an approved source in Taiwan

Effective from 12 February 2020
This alert applies to importers of Phalaenopsis spp. nursery stock from approved sources in Taiwan. Effective immediately, the list of approved sources of Phalaenopsis spp. nursery stock from Taiwan has been updated as follows: • Approval of the gre...
Related Cases:   Orchids for use as nursery stock

Live dogs and cats from Malaysia February 2020

Effective from 7 February 2020
The importation of live dogs and cats from Malaysia is temporarily suspended. The Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is unable to determine that the importation of dogs and cats from Malaysia is being managed as per Austr...
Related Cases:   Domestic cats | Domestic dogs | Assistance dogs

Truffles for human consumption

Effective from 31 January 2020
From 1 March 2020, Dried truffles imported on commercial pathways will require documentary evidence that the truffles are dried. This is in addition to the current requirement for the scientific name of the dried truffles. Dried truffles imported f...
Related Cases:   Truffles for human consumption

Update on permit assessment timeframes

Effective from 24 January 2020
Dear importers and stakeholders, The department would like to alert importers and stakeholders to expect processing delays for applications of some animal/human derived products. Due to unexpected changes to resourcing, delays to some permit assessme...
Related Cases:   Human milk and human milk products | Diagnostic test kits | Cell lines | Antigens for laboratory use | Laboratory materials | Microorganisms and infectious agents (and derivatives) | Enzymes | Purified antibodies | Water | Soil and articles containing soil | Culture media | Starter cultures (and derivatives) | Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material) | Human fluids and tissues

Whole farmed barramundi (Lates calcarifer) is no longer permitted from the Philippines

Effective from 16 January 2020
The Philippines government has suspended the export approval of whole farmed barramundi (Lates calcarifer) from the Philippines. The department understands that there is no existing trade is this product currently and as such impact is expected to be m...
Related Cases:   Finfish (excluding Salmonid) for human consumption

Changes to approved countries for zoo elephants, felids and perissodactyls

Effective from 15 January 2020
The department has determined that Singapore Zoological Gardens (Singapore Zoo) cannot be considered free of evidence of tuberculosis in accordance with Australia’s import requirements for zoo elephants, zoo felids and zoo perissodactyls for the period...
Related Cases:   Felidae for zoological purposes | Perissodactyls for zoological purposes | Elephants for zoological purposes

Changes to approved countries for captive non-human primates

Effective from 15 January 2020
The department has determined that Singapore Zoological Gardens (Singapore Zoo) cannot be considered free of evidence of tuberculosis in accordance with Australia’s import requirements for captive non-human primates for the period 1 January 2016 to 19 ...
Related Cases:   Captive non-human primates

Changes to certification of bulbs under the Bloembollenkeuringsdienst (BKD) scheme December 2019

Effective from 20 December 2019
As per the , the format of the Bloembollenkeuringsdienst (BKD) certificate for bulbs produced under the approved certification scheme in the Netherlands has changed. Bulbs produced and certified under the BKD Scheme may now be accompanied by either a ...
Related Cases:   Bulbs to be grown in open quarantine for use as nursery stock | Bulbs that are hosts of Xylella fastidiosa for growth in open quarantine

Permit assessment delay for food commodities

Effective from 17 December 2019
Dear importers and other stakeholders, In recent months, the department has taken longer to process some import permit applications because technical teams have experienced significant competing priorities. Permit assessments also take longer if all...
Related Cases:   Cooked items (biscuits, breads, pastries, cakes), uncooked cheesecakes and cooked mooncakes | Noodles for human consumption | Enzymes | Animal based flavours or floss | Microalgae | Egg and egg products for human consumption | Meals ready to eat (MREs) for human consumption | Bee products | Returning Australian products | Food samples | Starter cultures (and derivatives) | Ship or aircraft stores for transhipment | Unretorted meat | Feathers | Goods made with rawhide | Natural fibres (and their derivatives) of animal origin | Insects and insect products for human consumption | Animal trophies, articles and handicraft items | Pearls and oysters containing pearls | Dairy | Pig meat | Coffee for processing or human consumption | Cosmetics and soaps

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