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Khapra beetle measures: Phase 3 and final controlled atmosphere treatment methodology

Effective from 24 September 2021
As notified on 23 August 2021, commences on 30 September 2021 and applies to exported on or after this date. Phase 3 introduces mandatory offshore treatment and phytosanitary certification requirements for high-risk plant products exported from khapr...
Related Cases:   Bean seed for human consumption | Rice for human consumption or processing | Celery seed for human consumption | Whole dried peas for human consumption | Fennel seed for human consumption | Articles stuffed with dried herbs or seed | Cumin seed for human consumption | Split legumes for human consumption | Pelted wheat for human consumption | Whole lentils for human consumption | Peanuts for human consumption or processing | Processed grain and seed products for human consumption | Soybeans (excluding frozen) for human consumption | Chickpeas for human consumption | Cucurbit seed for human consumption | Dried vegetables for human consumption | Coriander seed for human consumption | Powdered herbs for human consumption

Permit assessment time frames for laboratory products

Effective from 22 September 2021
The department would like to provide an update on turnaround times for permit applications to import animal/human derived products that will be used in a laboratory. As of 20 September 2021, the department is commencing assessment on most applicatio...
Related Cases:   Soil and articles containing soil | Waste | Water | Culture media | Cell lines | Genetic material (nucleic acids and their derivatives) excluding plants and plant pathogens | Test kits | Laboratory materials | Starter cultures (and derivatives) | Human fluids and tissues | Purified antibodies | Microorganisms and infectious agents (and derivatives) | Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material)

Removal of two plant commodities from the Compliance-Based Intervention Scheme (CBIS)

Effective from 17 September 2021
The department will be removing two commodities from the Compliance-Based Intervention Scheme (CBIS), due to poor pathway performance. This change is scheduled to take effect on 21 September 2021. The following commodities will be removed: • Fresh bl...
Related Cases:   Fresh berries for human consumption | Semi-processed fruit and vegetables for human consumption

BICON changes due to updates to the Minimum documentary and import declaration requirements policy

Effective from 14 September 2021
The purpose of this notification is to advise stakeholders of changes to documentary requirements in import conditions commencing from 2 August 2021. The department has reviewed and updated the Minimum documentary and import declaration requirements p...

Anticipated permit assessment delays

Effective from 14 September 2021
The department would like to provide an update on turnaround times for permit applications to import animal and microbial derived goods for human consumption, human therapeutics, and cosmetic use into Australian territory. As of 13 September 2021, th...
Related Cases:   Enzymes | Microalgae | Cooked items (biscuits, breads, pastries, cakes), uncooked cheesecakes and cooked mooncakes | Cosmetics and soaps | Dairy | Starter cultures (and derivatives) | Meals ready to eat (MREs) for human consumption | Egg and egg products for human consumption | Bee products | Returning Australian products | Collagen and casings for human consumption | Pig meat | Food samples | Animal based flavours or floss | Human therapeutics and medicines | Natural fibres (and their derivatives) of animal origin | Goods made with rawhide | Animal trophies, articles and handicraft items | Unretorted meat

New approved ISTA laboratory for seed purity analysis - Official Seed Testing Station NIAB

Effective from 7 September 2021
The department has approved a new laboratory to perform seed purity analysis on seed being imported into Australia. The list of department approved seed testing laboratories has been updated to include the following laboratory: Testing laboratory Addr...
Related Cases:   Allium spp. seed for sowing | Tomato seed for sowing | Capsicum spp. (requiring testing) seed for sowing | Mangifera spp. seed for sowing | Agropyron spp. seed for sowing | Fagopyrum esculentum seed for sowing | Rutaceae seed for sowing requiring treatment and/or testing | Medicago spp. seed for sowing | Camellia sinensis seed for sowing | Wild tomato seed for sowing | Zea mays seed for sowing | Palm seed for sowing | Cuminum cyminum seed for sowing | Petroselinum crispum seed for sowing | Cucurbita maxima seed for sowing | Trichosanthes cucumerina seed for sowing | Foeniculum vulgare seed for sowing | Coriandrum sativum seed for sowing | Cucurbita pepo seed for sowing | Unrestricted Luffa spp. and Momordica spp. seed for sowing | Cucumis melo seed for sowing | Lagenaria siceraria seed for sowing | Momordica charantia as seed for sowing | Daucus carota seed for sowing | Whole dried peas for human consumption | Orchid seed for sowing | Pastinaca sativa seed for sowing | Apium graveolens seed for sowing | Cumin seed for human consumption | Citrullus lanatus seed for sowing | Unrestricted cucurbitaceous seed for sowing | Cucumis sativus seed for sowing | Papaver somniferum seed for sowing | Ribes spp. seed for sowing | Pea seed for sowing | Nuts and woody tree seed for sowing | Mixed seed for sowing (permitted species) | Myrtaceae seed for sowing | Arabidopsis spp. seed for sowing | Annona spp. seed for sowing | Vaccinium spp. seed for sowing | Lolium spp. seed for sowing | Cannabis spp. seed for sowing | Brassicaceous seed for sowing requiring treatment | Cucurbit seed for human consumption | Kibbled cereal mix for human consumption | Dactylis spp. seed for sowing | Xanthosoma roseum seed for sowing | Encephalartos spp. seed for sowing | Benincasa hispida seed for sowing | Coriander seed for human consumption | Cucurbita moschata seed for sowing | Seed for sowing products | Birdseed | Moko hosts seed for sowing | Permitted seed for sowing | Raw seed for human consumption

Changes to methyl bromide fumigation certificate requirements for khapra beetle treatment

Effective from 6 September 2021
Changes are being made to the methyl bromide fumigation certificate requirements for khapra beetle treatment as communicated in the on 03 September 2021. Note: There is no change to certificate requirements for treatment providers who use the depart...
Related Cases:   Khapra beetle sea container measures | Non-Commodity Cargo Clearance

Khapra beetle measures Phase 3: Controlled atmosphere treatment methodology

Effective from 24 August 2021
To support the , we have released a draft controlled atmosphere treatment methodology for consultation. Who does this alert affect? Importers of high-risk plant products and other stakeholders in the import and shipping industries – including vessel...
Related Cases:   Bean seed for human consumption | Rice for human consumption or processing | Celery seed for human consumption | Whole dried peas for human consumption | Fennel seed for human consumption | Articles stuffed with dried herbs or seed | Cumin seed for human consumption | Split legumes for human consumption | Pelted wheat for human consumption | Whole lentils for human consumption | Peanuts for human consumption or processing | Processed grain and seed products for human consumption | Soybeans (excluding frozen) for human consumption | Chickpeas for human consumption | Cucurbit seed for human consumption | Dried vegetables for human consumption | Coriander seed for human consumption | Powdered herbs for human consumption

Khapra beetle measures: High-risk plant products imported via all commercial pathways

Effective from 23 August 2021
From 30 September 2021, will commence for imported via all commercial pathways. Who does this alert affect: Importers of high-risk plant products and other stakeholders in the import and shipping industries – including vessel masters, freight for...
Related Cases:   Bean seed for human consumption | Rice for human consumption or processing | Celery seed for human consumption | Whole dried peas for human consumption | Fennel seed for human consumption | Articles stuffed with dried herbs or seed | Cumin seed for human consumption | Split legumes for human consumption | Pelted wheat for human consumption | Whole lentils for human consumption | Peanuts for human consumption or processing | Processed grain and seed products for human consumption | Soybeans (excluding frozen) for human consumption | Chickpeas for human consumption | Cucurbit seed for human consumption | Dried vegetables for human consumption | Coriander seed for human consumption | Powdered herbs for human consumption

Risk assessment process changes for bulk, animal-derived palatability enhancers for petfood end use

Effective from 17 August 2021
The Animal and Biological Imports Branch (ABIB) has changed the risk assessment process for bulk, animal-derived palatability enhancers. Applicants may be asked to provide information about how they can ensure that the goods they import are used only f...
Related Cases:   Pet food

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