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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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Suspension of the BICON case for cake mixes from the 3rd of November 2022

Effective from 4 August 2022
The department has reviewed the BICON case for cake mixes for human consumption and made the decision to remove this commodity case from the system as of the 3rd of November 2022. Cake mixes are often comprised of a range of ingredients and importer...
Related Cases:   Cake mixes

Government certificate requirements for laboratory products

Effective from 3 August 2022
The department has recently issued import permits that include updated government certificate requirements that include the following words: "The [species] material was derived from [species] born, raised and slaughtered/born, raised and residing in...
Related Cases:   Culture media | Laboratory materials | Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material)

Resumption of site audits of manufacturers exporting goods to Australia

Effective from 30 July 2022
Biosecurity officers from the department’s Animal and Biological Imports Branch (ABIB) conduct audits of overseas manufacturers of pet food and veterinary vaccines. These audits, which form part of the department’s risk management framework, provide as...
Related Cases:   Veterinary therapeutics and veterinary therapeutic ingredients | Pet food, pet food ingredients, and supplements for companion animals

Change in validity period for import permits for fresh whole garlic bulbs for human consumption

Effective from 30 July 2022
On 15 August 2022, the validity period of import permits for fresh whole garlic bulbs for human consumption will be changing from one to two years. Import permits granted from 15 August 2022 will be valid for a period of two years, provided the depa...
Related Cases:   Fresh Allium spp. for human consumption

Plant-based products for use as animal feed, fertiliser or bait permit assessment timeframes

Effective from 28 July 2022
The department has a significant backlog and increase in the number of permit applications for plant-based products for use as animal feed, fertiliser or bait. As a result, the assessment timeframes for permit assessments and desk audits has increased....
Related Cases:   Peat | Aquaculture feed and aquatic meals | Coir peat | Pet food, pet food ingredients, and supplements for companion animals | Stockfeed, stockfeed ingredients and stockfeed additives | Baits, lures, attractants and poisons for agricultural or domestic use | Bioremediation products | Fertilisers

Changes to Genetic material (nucleic acids and derivatives) excluding plants and plant pathogens

Effective from 11 July 2022
On 1 August 2022 the following changes will be published to the Genetic material (nucleic acids and their derivatives) excluding plants and plant pathogens BICON case: • Content will be updated to clarify that both genetic material derived from or hom...
Related Cases:   Genetic material (nucleic acids and their derivatives) excluding plants and plant pathogens

Khapra beetle measures: Commencement of a pest risk analysis for khapra beetle

Effective from 8 July 2022
We have formally announced the commencement of a pest risk analysis for khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium). The announcement has been made via a notice to all registered stakeholders and published on our along with an Announcement Information Paper...
Related Cases:   Mexican jumping bean seed for sowing | Oryza spp. seed for sowing | Lens spp. seed for sowing | Restricted legume seed for sowing | Helianthus spp. (sunflower) seed for sowing | Phaseolus spp. seed for sowing | Cassava seed for sowing | Telfairia occidentalis seed for sowing | Cocos spp. seed for sowing | Humulus spp. seed for sowing | Vicia spp. seed for sowing | Sorghum spp. seed for sowing | Coffea spp. seed for sowing | Cenchrus spp. seed for sowing | Azadirachta indica seed for sowing | Roegneria spp. seed for sowing | Chloris spp. seed for sowing | Ricinus communis seed for sowing | Digitaria spp. seed for sowing | Elymus spp. seed for sowing | Leucaena spp. seed for sowing | Sesame seed for sowing | x Triticosecale spp. seed for sowing | Colocasia spp. seed for sowing | Panicum spp. seed for sowing. | Avena spp. seed for sowing | Secale cereale seed for sowing | Vangueria infausta seed for sowing | Carthamus tinctorius seed for sowing | Helictotrichon sempervirens seed for sowing | Pascopyrum smithii seed for sowing | Setaria spp. seed for sowing | Linseed seed for sowing | Hibiscus cannabinus seed for sowing | Aneurolepidium spp. seed for sowing | Leymus spp. seed for sowing | Zeia spp. seed for sowing | Ziziphus jujuba Mill. (Chinese jujube) seed for sowing | Euphorbia lathyrus seed for processing | Vitis spp. (grape) seed for sowing | Dutch elm disease host seed for sowing | Banana seed for sowing | Brachiaria spp. and Urochloa spp. seed for sowing | Unaccompanied personal effects | Centrosema spp. seed for sowing | Biodegradable and/or edible tableware and packaging | Lodoicea maldivica nuts | Pet food, pet food ingredients, and supplements for companion animals | Peanuts for human consumption or processing | Pelted wheat for human consumption | Returning Australian products | Plant fibre products and seed handicrafts | Khapra beetle sea container measures | Hordeum spp. seed for sowing | Triticum spp. seed for sowing | Solanum tuberosum seed for sowing | Horse chestnuts | Cooked seeds for human consumption | Pennisetum spp. seed for sowing | Stockfeed, stockfeed ingredients and stockfeed additives | Plant species requiring further assessment | Gossypium spp. seed for sowing | Dried herb products not for human consumption | Millet for human consumption | Sunflower kernel or seed for human consumption | Raw nuts for human consumption | Regulated vegetable crop seeds for human consumption | Bean seed for human consumption | Prunus spp. seed for sowing | Camellia sinensis seed for sowing | Mangifera spp. seed for sowing | Zea mays seed for sowing | Rutaceae seed for sowing requiring treatment and/or testing | Orchid seed for sowing | Persea americana seed for sowing | Carob and cocoa beans and husk for human consumption | Fagopyrum esculentum for human consumption | Non-Commodity Cargo Clearance | Dried dates or doum for human consumption | Dried grapes for human consumption | Hemp seed and hemp products | Linseed for human consumption | Dried fruit | Mushrooms for human consumption | Powdered plant products for human consumption | Dried herbs for human consumption | Ground or whole peppercorns and pepper for human consumption | Sesame seed for human consumption | Rice for human consumption or processing | Chickpeas for human consumption | Whole lentils for human consumption | Papaver somniferum seed for sowing | Soybeans (excluding frozen) for human consumption | Nuts and woody tree seed for sowing | Nicotiana spp. seed for sowing | Plant material for research purposes | Carica papaya seed for sowing | Chestnut blight hosts as seed for sowing | Ribes spp. seed for sowing | Pinus spp. and Pseudotsuga spp. seed for sowing | Medicago spp. seed for sowing | Conifer (excluding Pinus spp. and Pseudotsuga spp.) seed for sowing | Malted cereal products for processing | Pearl barley | Dried and whole Ziziphus spp. for human consumption | Truffles for human consumption | Coffee for processing or human consumption | Tamarind for human consumption | Shelled pine nuts for human consumption | Maize for human consumption or processing | Split legumes for human consumption | Dried apricot kernels | Brassicaceous seed for sprouting or micro-green production | Papaver somniferum seed for human consumption | Processed tuber and corm products for human consumption | Groats for processing or human consumption | Processed grain and seed products for human consumption | Dried vegetables for human consumption | Articles stuffed with dried herbs or seed | Cuminum cyminum seed for sowing | Coriandrum sativum seed for sowing | Foeniculum vulgare seed for sowing | Apium graveolens seed for sowing | Cucumis melo seed for sowing | Citrullus lanatus seed for sowing | Pea seed for sowing | Celery seed for human consumption | Birdseed | Encephalartos spp. seed for sowing | Cumin seed for human consumption | Coriander seed for human consumption | Allium spp. seed for sowing | Annona spp. seed for sowing | Cucurbit seed for human consumption | Tomato seed for sowing | Brassicaceous seed for sowing requiring treatment | Moko hosts seed for sowing | Palm seed for sowing | Dactylis spp. seed for sowing | Lolium spp. seed for sowing | Cannabis spp. seed for sowing | Capsicum spp. (requiring testing) seed for sowing | Mixed seed for sowing (permitted species) | Xanthosoma roseum seed for sowing | Petroselinum crispum seed for sowing | Momordica charantia as seed for sowing | Arabidopsis spp. seed for sowing | Daucus carota seed for sowing | Vaccinium spp. seed for sowing | Lagenaria siceraria seed for sowing | Trichosanthes cucumerina seed for sowing | Cucurbita pepo seed for sowing | Cucurbita moschata seed for sowing | Unrestricted cucurbitaceous seed for sowing | Cucurbita maxima seed for sowing | Seed for sowing products | Permitted seed for sowing | Cucumis sativus seed for sowing | Raw seed for human consumption | Fagopyrum esculentum seed for sowing | Fennel seed for human consumption | Myrtaceae seed for sowing | Agropyron spp. seed for sowing | Vacuum sealed nuts for human consumption | Retail ready products containing a mix of grains, seeds, dried fruits and nuts for human consumption | Water chestnuts for human consumption | Chestnuts for human consumption | Whole dried peas for human consumption | Processed nuts for human consumption

Clarification of dating of government certification for salmonid fish products

Effective from 6 July 2022
The department is clarifying the dating requirements for some government certificates for salmonid fish products that are sourced in an approved country but exported from a different approved country. • The certificate from the source country does not...
Related Cases:   Salmonid fish for human consumption

Change to AA site number for seed testing at the Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, NSW

Effective from 6 July 2022
This alert is to notify importers and customs brokers of a change to the Approved Arrangement site number for the Plant Health Diagnostic Services laboratory at the Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute (EMAI), New South Wales, which delivers path...
Related Cases:   Cucumis melo seed for sowing | Citrullus lanatus seed for sowing | Tomato seed for sowing | Capsicum spp. (requiring testing) seed for sowing | Wild tomato seed for sowing | Lagenaria siceraria seed for sowing | Trichosanthes cucumerina seed for sowing | Cucurbita pepo seed for sowing | Cucurbita moschata seed for sowing | Cucurbita maxima seed for sowing | Cucumis sativus seed for sowing

Changes to the List of Overseas Authorities – Aquatic Animals for Import

Effective from 29 June 2022
The department has conducted a review of the authorities listed on the and updated the list to more accurately reflect authority’s names. This list is referenced both on active permits and in several BICON import pathways for goods which can be imp...
Related Cases:   Aquaculture feed and aquatic meals | Bony fish and cephalopods for bait or fish food | Prawns | Fish viscera and fish oil | Finfish (excluding Salmonid) for human consumption | Salmonid fish for human consumption | Pet fish food | Baits, lures, attractants and poisons for agricultural or domestic use | Seafood (excluding finfish) for human consumption

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