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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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Upcoming changes for fresh produce that have passed in-transit cold treatment

Effective from 26 January 2022
The department will be publishing updated import conditions for fresh produce that have 'passed' in-transit cold treatment. This will include the removal of the inspection to verify that secure seals remain intact. There will be additional changes w...
Related Cases:   Fresh kiwifruit for human consumption | Fresh dates for human consumption | Fresh whole pomegranates for human consumption | Fresh persimmons for human consumption | Fresh stone fruit for human consumption | Fresh pome fruit for human consumption | Fresh longan and lychee for human consumption | Fresh grapes for human consumption | Fresh pomelo, tangelo, tangor and grapefruit/pomelo hybrids for human consumption | Fresh limes for human consumption | Fresh mandarins and tangerines for human consumption | Fresh lemons for human consumption | Fresh calamondin and cumquat for human consumption | Fresh grapefruit or sweetie for human consumption | Fresh oranges for human consumption

Updated requirements have been added to the door ajar condition

Effective from 17 January 2022
The department will publish updated requirements for cases linked to the ‘door ajar’ condition within BICON. The general door ajar condition, which allows select perishables to be vented during transport, now includes a requirement that all cartons...
Related Cases:   Fresh produce for processing at a department approved arrangement site | Fresh Cucurbits for human consumption | Fresh Allium spp. for human consumption | Fresh root vegetables for human consumption | Mushrooms for propagation | Mushrooms for human consumption

Fresh strawberries from the Republic of Korea, seasonal pest free place of production

Effective from 23 December 2021
The department has previously published the import requirements for fresh strawberries from the Republic of Korea – Seasonal pest free place of production (non-secure production sites). This case alert is to remind importers an import permit, specif...
Related Cases:   Fresh berries for human consumption

Import permit assessment wait times for laboratory commodities

Effective from 21 December 2021
Due to a number of factors, the assessment timeframes for laboratory commodities have increased and the department is now commencing assessments on most applications within 12 weeks of submission. To help avoid unnecessary assessment delays, we sugges...
Related Cases:   Cell lines | Human fluids and tissues | Culture media | Antigens for laboratory use | Purified antibodies | Genetic material (nucleic acids and their derivatives) excluding plants and plant pathogens | Soil and articles containing soil | Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material) | Laboratory materials | Enzymes | Water | Microorganisms and infectious agents (and derivatives) | Test kits

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

Effective from 16 December 2021
The department has received a significant increase in the number of permit applications for these products. As a result, the assessment timeframes for permit assessments and desk audits has increased. Approximate minimum assessment times are: • Min...
Related Cases:   Pet food, supplements and ingredients of plant origin | Bioremedial products | Fertilisers | Aquaculture feed and aquatic meals | Baits, lures, attractants and poisons for agricultural or domestic use | Stockfeed, stockfeed ingredients and stockfeed additives

Update: Implementation of phytosanitary measures for Diaporthe angelicae on carrot seed for sowing

Effective from 9 December 2021
The purpose of this notification is to provide an update on the implementation of the phytosanitary measures for Daucus carota (carrot) seed for sowing, as part of the department’s . Key points: 1. The department’s ‘Final review of import conditions ...
Related Cases:   Daucus carota seed for sowing

Inclusion of Australian ISTA approved laboratories list within BICON

Effective from 8 December 2021
The purpose of this notice is to advise stakeholders that the list of International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) approved laboratories in Australia that are accredited by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) to u...
Related Cases:   Fresh melons for human consumption | Fresh kiwifruit for human consumption | Fresh avocado for human consumption | Fresh asparagus for human consumption | Fresh babaco for human consumption | Fresh figs for human consumption | Fresh granadilla and passion fruit for human consumption | Fresh custard apples and cherimoya for human consumption | Fresh mangosteen for human consumption | Fresh corn for human consumption | Fresh dates for human consumption | Fresh whole pomegranates for human consumption | Fresh dragon fruit for human consumption | Fresh salacca for human consumption | Fresh olives for human consumption | Fresh persimmons for human consumption | Fresh produce for processing at a department approved arrangement site | Fresh snow peas and sugar snap peas for human consumption | Fresh leaves for human consumption | Fresh feijoa for human consumption | Fresh wampee for human consumption | Fresh mustard stick, betel leaves and paan leaves (Piper betel) for human consumption | Fresh Solanaceous fruit for human consumption | Fresh okra for human consumption | Fresh herbs for human consumption | Fresh leafy vegetables for human consumption | Fresh stone fruit for human consumption | Fresh Brassica spp. for human consumption | Fresh Cucurbits for human consumption | Fresh Allium spp. for human consumption | Fresh berries for human consumption | Fresh root vegetables for human consumption | Fresh coconut and coconut meat | Fresh cut flowers and foliage | Fresh pineapple for human consumption | Fresh papaya for human consumption | Fresh pome fruit for human consumption | Fresh longan and lychee for human consumption | Fresh mango for human consumption | Fresh grapes for human consumption | Fresh pomelo, tangelo, tangor and grapefruit/pomelo hybrids for human consumption | Fresh limes for human consumption | Fresh mandarins and tangerines for human consumption | Fresh lemons for human consumption | Fresh calamondin and cumquat for human consumption | Fresh grapefruit or sweetie for human consumption | Fresh fruit for human consumption requiring further assessment | Fresh etrog for ceremonial purposes | Fresh oranges for human consumption

Removal of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum requirements for apiaceous seed for sowing

Effective from 1 December 2021
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has removed specific testing/treatment requirements for Candidatus Liberibacter Solanacearum (CaLsol) on apiaceous seed for sowing. PCR testing or hot water treatment is no longer a requirement f...
Related Cases:   Daucus carota seed for sowing | Pastinaca sativa seed for sowing | Anthriscus cerefolium seed for sowing | Petroselinum crispum seed for sowing | Foeniculum vulgare seed for sowing | Apium graveolens seed for sowing

Upcoming changes to the import conditions for fresh garlic bulbs for human consumption

Effective from 26 November 2021
There are no changes to import conditions for imported fresh garlic bulbs, however importers should be reminded that as per , a re-export phytosanitary certificate is required for consignments that have been deconsolidated and re-packed in an intermedi...
Related Cases:   Fresh Allium spp. for human consumption

Inclusion of Australian ISTA approved laboratories list within BICON

Effective from 25 November 2021
The purpose of this notice is to advise stakeholders that the list of International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) approved laboratories in Australia that are accredited by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) to u...
Related Cases:   Permitted seed for sowing | Raw seed for human consumption

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