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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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Transition to new government health certificates for bovine dairy (excluding cheese & butter)

Effective from 23 May 2020
The department is transitioning towards new government health certificates for bovine dairy including colostrum from approved countries. Currently, government health certificates do not require a statement regarding the lumpy skin disease (LSD) status...
Related Cases:   Dairy

Table grapes from the USA incorporated onto the Compliance-based Intervention Scheme (CBIS)

Effective from 19 May 2020
The department is incorporating table grapes grown in the USA onto the Compliance-based Intervention Scheme (CBIS). This change is scheduled to take effect in May. An ACC code is NOT required. More information about the Compliance-based Intervention ...
Related Cases:   Fresh grapes for human consumption

Situational changes for the import of untanned animal hides and skins

Effective from 7 May 2020
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) would like to inform departmental staff, importers and industry of situational changes for the import of untanned animal hides and skins. As of 17 March 2020, there are no facil...
Related Cases:   Animal trophies, articles and handicraft items

Updates to the Production Questionnaire for Veterinary Therapeutics

Effective from 28 April 2020
The Animal and Biological Imports Branch has updated the Veterinary Therapeutics Production Questionnaire. This is the document submitted by applicants in support of import permit applications for the following goods: • Veterinary therapeutics and med...
Related Cases:   Veterinary therapeutics and veterinary therapeutic ingredients

Permit validity periods for veterinary therapeutics including veterinary vaccines

Effective from 25 April 2020
The Animal and Biological Imports Branch (ABIB) is taking a more flexible approach when assigning validity periods to import permits for veterinary therapeutics, including veterinary vaccines. The decision regarding the permit validity period for these...
Related Cases:   Veterinary therapeutics and veterinary therapeutic ingredients

Fresh avocado from Chile

Effective from 18 April 2020
Import conditions have been published on BICON for the importation of fresh avocados from Chile. The change has arisen following the publication of the . Published import conditions include area freedom as the phytosanitary measure for the management...
Related Cases:   Fresh avocado for human consumption

End of BPL season for timber imports from New Zealand

Effective from 17 April 2020
The Ministry of Primary Industries New Zealand (MPI NZ) has advised the Department that the 2019-2020 flight season of the Burnt Pine Longicorn (BPL) beetle has ended for all New Zealand ports as of 24:00 hours (NZST) on Friday 17 April 2020. Consignm...
Related Cases:   Timber and timber products | Logs, log cabins and oversize timber | BPL affected timber from New Zealand

Temporary measures to assist with assessment and import permit issuance due to COVID-19

Effective from 10 April 2020
Dear stakeholders, The department is committed to facilitating trade during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Animal and Biological Imports Branch (ABIB) is focusing on measures to expedite the assessment and issuance of import permits ...

Outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Germany

Effective from 30 March 2020
The country list for avian fluids and tissues has been updated due to Australia being notified of a confirmed outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Germany. As a result of the outbreak, avian fluids and tissues from Germany will no l...
Related Cases:   Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material)

Changes to the Compliance-Based Intervention Scheme (CBIS) terminology

Effective from 25 March 2020
Effective immediately, the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has updated CBIS terminology listed in BICON and system generated AIMS directions. The CBIS content and directions for a documentation assessment have been updated: From:...
Related Cases:   Vacuum sealed nuts for human consumption | Dried dates or doum for human consumption | Dried grapes for human consumption | Malted cereal products for processing | Raw nuts for human consumption | Fresh snow peas and sugar snap peas for human consumption | Fresh coconut and coconut meat | Semi-processed fruit and vegetables for human consumption | Fresh avocado for human consumption | Fresh oranges for human consumption | Fresh berries for human consumption | Fresh lemons for human consumption | Fresh mandarins and tangerines for human consumption | Fresh dates for human consumption | Fresh limes for human consumption | Fresh Solanaceous fruit for human consumption | Mushrooms for human consumption | Dried fruit | Fresh stone fruit for human consumption | Ground or whole peppercorns and pepper for human consumption | Sesame seed for human consumption | Coffee for processing or human consumption | Dried herbs for human consumption | Fresh corn for human consumption | Dried vegetables for human consumption

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