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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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Commencement of amended emergency measures for Xylella

Effective from 3 August 2020
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) has introduced further actions to manage the risk of the bacterial pathogen Xylella in imported nursery stock. What are the changes: 1. Regulatory measures will apply to more p...
Related Cases:   Saintpaulia spp. for use as nursery stock | Cacti for use as nursery stock | Sudden oak death hosts for use as nursery stock | Xylella fastidiosa and Sudden Oak Death hosts for use as nursery stock | Medium risk plants for use as nursery stock | Xylella fastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock

Transition towards new government health certificates

Effective from 14 July 2020
The department is currently amending import permit conditions, and thereby associated health certificate statements, for dairy products from approved countries. This includes: • bovine, ovine and/or caprine dairy • colostrum, and • cheese and butter...
Related Cases:   Dairy

ARTG registered Medical Devices included Class III

Effective from 11 July 2020
A standard permit has been developed for ARTG registered Medical Devices included Class III. This permit does not allow for the import of medical devices that are animal derived suture material. Standard permits are permits with established pre-assess...
Related Cases:   Human therapeutics and medicines

Import conditions for fresh dates from Israel to be published by 24 July 2020

Effective from 10 July 2020
The department will publish import conditions for fresh date fruit from Israel. The import conditions apply to loose fresh dates (single fruit) with a moisture content above 30 per cent, with skin, flesh and seeds, including a cap and a small portion o...
Related Cases:   Fresh dates for human consumption

Upcoming changes in nursery stock hosts requiring emergency measures for Xylella

Effective from 10 July 2020
The purpose of this notification is to advise stakeholders that the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) is taking further actions to manage the risk of the bacterial pathogen Xylella in imported nursery stock. These a...
Related Cases:   Saintpaulia spp. for use as nursery stock | Cacti for use as nursery stock | Sudden oak death hosts for use as nursery stock | Xylella fastidiosa and Sudden Oak Death hosts for use as nursery stock | Medium risk plants for use as nursery stock | Xylella fastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock

Updates to list of approved sources of Taiwanese Phalaenopsis spp. nursery stock

Effective from 9 July 2020
Effective immediately, the list of approved sources of Phalaenopsis spp. nursery stock from Taiwan has been updated as follows: • Approval of the grower Abundance Biotechnology Co., Ltd (50-AP-014) and its greenhouse 50-AP-014-01. • Approval of the g...
Related Cases:   Orchids for use as nursery stock

Extended interim policy for use of scanned copies of phytosanitary certificates

Effective from 1 July 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...

Recurring issues in the importation of biological products

Effective from 22 June 2020
Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to importers of biological products and associated industry participants. What has changed? The department has noticed some recurring issues in the importation of biological products. The follo...

Upcoming changes to import conditions for bulbs imported for growth in open quarantine

Effective from 19 June 2020
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) has completed an operational review of the import conditions for bulbs imported for growth in open quarantine. The review recommended numerous improvements to the BICON cases for...
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

Important information about the approved countries for salmon

Effective from 18 June 2020
The department has written to trading partners to seek their assurance that they can comply with the new import conditions for salmon that came into effect on the 1st of September 2019. Thailand has not confirmed that they can meet the new import cond...
Related Cases:   Salmonid fish for human consumption

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