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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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Changes to import conditions for Allium spp. for use as nursery stock

Effective from 26 October 2020
The purpose of this Alert is to advise that the import conditions for all Allium spp. imported for use as nursery stock (including bulbs) have changed. All permitted Allium spp. imported as nursery stock (including bulbs) will now be subject to import...
Related Cases:   Bulbs that are hosts of Xylella fastidiosa for growth in open quarantine | Xylella fastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock

Update to definitions of acceptable commercial processing for permitted plant fibre articles

Effective from 23 October 2020
The department has reviewed the BICON case and will be clarifying import conditions by referring to definitions of acceptable processing methods found in the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures No. 32 ‘Categorization of commodities accord...
Related Cases:   Permitted plant fibres

Fumigation before on-arrival inspection of Bulbs imported for nursery stock

Effective from 22 October 2020
The purpose of this notification is to advise stakeholders that import permit conditions have been developed to facilitate fumigation to be performed before on-arrival inspection of imported nursery stock bulbs. These import conditions were developed ...
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

Update to import conditions for beef and beef products from Vanuatu

Effective from 14 October 2020
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) completed a review of biosecurity import conditions for fresh (chilled or frozen) beef and beef products from Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United States and Vanuatu i...
Related Cases:   Unretorted meat

Notification of changes to import conditions for daylily rust hosts

Effective from 14 October 2020
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) are removing measures currently in place to manage the risk of daylily rust in imported nursery stock and seed for sowing. What are the changes? Following a review of the qua...

Further extension of interim policy for use of scanned copies of phytosanitary certificates

Effective from 10 October 2020
Who does this alert affect? Importers of horticultural fresh produce, cut flowers, plants and other plant based commodities. Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment staff. This temporary change is relevant to the use of original paper ph...

Publication of ‘Risk Background: Stock feed, stock feed ingredients and stock feed additives’

Effective from 8 October 2020
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) has published a for stock feed, stock feed ingredients and stock feed additives. This document outlines factors that contribute to the underlying level of biosecurity risk assoc...
Related Cases:   Stock feed, supplements and ingredients of plant origin | Stock feed, stock feed ingredients and stock feed additives (not of plant origin)

Updated conditions for the import of natural bovine, caprine, ovine and porcine casings

Effective from 7 October 2020
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment advises that a condition for the import of natural bovine, caprine, ovine and porcine casings from unapproved countries – specifically a chlorination treatment – included in the 1999 import risk ...
Related Cases:   Collagen and casings for human consumption

Permit assessment delays for animal derived laboratory products

Effective from 7 October 2020
Dear importers and users of laboratory materials The department would like to update you on turnaround times for permit applications to import animal/human derived products that will be used in a laboratory. The department is now commencing assessmen...
Related Cases:   Cell lines | Diagnostic test kits | Enzymes | Antigens for laboratory use | Purified antibodies | Starter cultures (and derivatives) | Soil and articles containing soil | Human fluids and tissues | Water | Laboratory materials | Culture media | Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material) | Microorganisms and infectious agents (and derivatives)

Notification of new production and audit questionnaires for plant-based animal feed

Effective from 2 October 2020
The purpose of this notification is to advise of arrangements for using new and old production and audit questionnaires when applying to import plant-based animal feed. On 17 September 2020 we released new production and audit questionnaires as part o...
Related Cases:   Pet food, supplements and ingredients of plant origin | Stock feed, supplements and ingredients of plant origin

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