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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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Notification of planned urgent actions for khapra beetle: Phase 2

Effective from 17 September 2020
Following the issued on 13 August 2020, the purpose of this notification is to advise stakeholders that the department will commence Phase 2 of the in mid-October 2020 to address the risk of khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) on high-risk plant pro...
Related Cases:   Vicia spp. seed for sowing | Triticum spp. seed for sowing | Lens spp. seed for sowing | Carthamus tinctorius seed for sowing | Oryza spp. seed for sowing | Peanuts for human consumption or processing | Chickpeas for human consumption | Unaccompanied personal effects | Noodles for human consumption | Retail ready products containing a mix of grains, seeds, dried fruits and nuts for human consumption | Stock feed, supplements and ingredients of plant origin | Pet food, supplements and ingredients of plant origin | Articles stuffed with dried herbs or seed | Pelted wheat for human consumption | Processed grain and seed products for human consumption | Birdseed | Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum hosts as seed for sowing | Plant material for research purposes | Coriandrum sativum seed for sowing | Cuminum cyminum seed for sowing | Bean seed for human consumption | Unrestricted cucurbitaceous seed for sowing | Cucumis melo seed for sowing | Cucurbita pepo seed for sowing | Cucurbita moschata seed for sowing | Cucurbita maxima seed for sowing | Citrullus lanatus seed for sowing | Cucumis sativus seed for sowing | Cumin seed for human consumption | Coriander seed for human consumption | Regulated vegetable crop seeds for human consumption | Whole dried peas for human consumption | Pea seed for sowing | Permitted seed for sowing | Raw seed for human consumption | Cucurbit seed for human consumption | Unrestricted Luffa spp. and Momordica spp. seed for sowing | Benincasa hispida seed for sowing | Whole lentils for human consumption | Rice for human consumption or processing | Phaseolus spp. seed for sowing | Celery seed for human consumption | Fennel seed for human consumption | Apium graveolens as seed for sowing | Foeniculum vulgare as seed for sowing | Split legumes for human consumption | Powdered herbs for human consumption | Restricted legume seed for sowing | Soybeans (excluding frozen) for human consumption | Dried vegetables for human consumption

Change to approved country list for sourcing of porcine fluids and tissues

Effective from 17 September 2020
Dear importers and stakeholders, The department would like to alert you of an update to the Approved Country List for the import of suid (porcine) fluids and tissues. The Approved Country List is referenced on active permits and in BICON pathways. Th...
Related Cases:   Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material)

African swine fever in Germany

Effective from 16 September 2020
On 11 September 2020, the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment received notification from the European Commission of an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in the wild boar population of Germany. ASF is not present in Australia. An ...
Related Cases:   Diagnostic test kits | Enzymes | Aquaculture feed and aquatic meals | Stock feed, supplements and ingredients of plant origin | Pet food, supplements and ingredients of plant origin | Stock feed, stock feed ingredients and stock feed additives (not of plant origin) | Pet food | Laboratory materials | Culture media | Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material)

Questionnaires for cured pig meat and cooked pig meat for human consumption

Effective from 11 September 2020
The Animal and Biological Imports Branch has developed questionnaires for cured pig meat and cooked pig meat for human consumption. These documents are to be submitted by applicants to support their import permit applications for the following goods: ...
Related Cases:   Pig meat

Accepting applications for Canadian pig meat, cooked in, and exported from, New Zealand

Effective from 10 September 2020
The department is currently accepting applications for the import of Canadian pig meat, cooked in, and exported from, New Zealand. Although a BICON pathway is yet to be developed for these goods, prospective importers can submit an application via the...
Related Cases:   Pig meat

Fresh whole pomegranate from India

Effective from 10 September 2020
Biosecurity import conditions and risk mitigation measures were published on BICON for the importation of fresh whole pomegranate from India, on 5th September 2020. Importers, brokers or agents are now able to apply for an import permit for whole pome...
Related Cases:   Fresh pomegranates for human consumption

Approved countries for the sourcing of avian fluids and tissues

Effective from 9 September 2020
Dear importers and stakeholders, The department would like to alert importers and stakeholders of an update to the Approved Country List for the import of avian fluids and tissues. Eighteen countries are on the approved list. Five have had the collect...
Related Cases:   Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material)

Taiwan is now approved to export thermally treated salmon to Australia

Effective from 3 September 2020
The department has written to Taiwan to accept their health certificate for thermally treated salmon products and advise they are now approved to export these products to Australia. Importers require a permit, which can be applied for using the link ...
Related Cases:   Salmonid fish for human consumption

Fresh strawberries from Japan

Effective from 28 August 2020
Import conditions have been published on BICON for the importation of fresh strawberries from Japan. The change has risen following the publication of the for the review of the biosecurity import requirements for fresh strawberry fruit from Japan. P...
Related Cases:   Fresh berries for human consumption

New approved ISTA laboratory for seed purity analysis

Effective from 28 August 2020
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (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...
Related Cases:   Annona spp. seed for sowing | Mixed seed for sowing (permitted species) | Mangifera spp. seed for sowing | Camellia sinensis seed for sowing | Rutaceae seed for sowing requiring treatment and/or testing | Orchid seed for sowing | Myrtaceae seed for sowing | Medicago spp. seed for sowing | Brassicaceous seed for sowing requiring treatment | Encephalartos spp. seed for sowing | Trichosanthes cucumerina seed for sowing | Lagenaria siceraria seed for sowing | Ribes spp. seed for sowing | Birdseed | Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum hosts as seed for sowing | Daucus carota seed for sowing | Unrestricted cucurbitaceous seed for sowing | Cucumis melo seed for sowing | Cucurbita pepo seed for sowing | Cucurbita moschata seed for sowing | Cucurbita maxima seed for sowing | Citrullus lanatus seed for sowing | Cucumis sativus seed for sowing | Whole dried peas for human consumption | Pea seed for sowing | Seed for sowing products | Daylily rust host seed for sowing | Conifer (excluding Pinus spp. and Pseudotsuga spp.) seed for sowing | Moko hosts seed for sowing | Arabidopsis spp. seed for sowing | Xanthosoma roseum seed for sowing | Agropyron spp. seed for sowing | Vaccinium spp. seed for sowing | Tomato seed for sowing | Fagopyrum esculentum seed for sowing | Allium spp. seed for sowing | Dactylis spp. seed for sowing | Kibbled cereal mix for human consumption | Capsicum spp. (requiring testing) seed for sowing | Permitted seed for sowing | Lolium spp. seed for sowing | Raw seed for human consumption | Momordica charantia as seed for sowing | Papaver somniferum seed for sowing | Palm seed for sowing | Nuts and woody tree seed for sowing | Popping corn for human consumption | Zea mays seed for sowing

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