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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 the delay of overseas stock feed site audits and desk audits due to COVID-19

Effective from 23 March 2020
Who does this notice affect: Importers and prospective importers of processed plant-based stock feed products including (but not limited to): Soybean meal Guar meal Wheat gluten meal Palm kernel expeller meal/cake Alfalfa meal Tapioca starch Copra...
Related Cases:   Stock feed, supplements and ingredients of plant origin

Expansions to the Compliance-based Intervention Scheme

Effective from 13 February 2020
The department is incorporating a number of products onto the Compliance-based Intervention Scheme (CBIS). This change is scheduled to take effect on 13 February 2020. The following commodities have been scoped for addition: 1. fresh blueberries from...
Related Cases:   Fresh berries for human consumption | Mushrooms for human consumption | Fresh corn for human consumption | Dried vegetables for human consumption

Changes to approved countries for zoo elephants, felids and perissodactyls

Effective from 15 January 2020
The department has determined that Singapore Zoological Gardens (Singapore Zoo) cannot be considered free of evidence of tuberculosis in accordance with Australia’s import requirements for zoo elephants, zoo felids and zoo perissodactyls for the period...
Related Cases:   Felidae for zoological purposes | Perissodactyls for zoological purposes | Elephants for zoological purposes

Changes to approved countries for captive non-human primates

Effective from 15 January 2020
The department has determined that Singapore Zoological Gardens (Singapore Zoo) cannot be considered free of evidence of tuberculosis in accordance with Australia’s import requirements for captive non-human primates for the period 1 January 2016 to 19 ...
Related Cases:   Captive non-human primates

Removal of accompanied baggage as an approved mode of arrival from most fresh produce pathways

Effective from 21 November 2019
The department has removed accompanied baggage as an approved mode of arrival from most fresh produce pathways. This change is required because the risk assessments that support import conditions for these goods are based on commercial production pract...
Related Cases:   Fresh leafy vegetables for human consumption | Fresh Cucurbits for human consumption | Fresh herbs for human consumption | Fresh figs for human consumption | Fresh olives for human consumption | Fresh snow peas and sugar snap peas for human consumption | Fresh custard apples and cherimoya for human consumption | Fresh granadilla and passion fruit for human consumption | Fresh wampee for human consumption | Fresh okra for human consumption | Fresh babaco for human consumption | Fresh feijoa for human consumption | Fresh Brassica spp. for human consumption | Fresh leaves for human consumption | Semi-processed fruit and vegetables for human consumption | Fresh Allium spp. for human consumption | Fresh avocado for human consumption | Fresh oranges for human consumption | Fresh berries for human consumption | Fresh persimmons for human consumption | Fresh lemons for human consumption | Fresh pomelo, tangelo and tangor for human consumption | Fresh grapefruit or sweetie for human consumption | Fresh dates for human consumption | Fresh limes for human consumption | Fresh Solanaceous fruit for human consumption | Fresh longan and lychee for human consumption | Mushrooms for human consumption | Fresh calamondin and cumquat for human consumption | Fresh stone fruit for human consumption | Fresh pome fruit for human consumption | Fresh kiwifruit for human consumption | Fresh corn for human consumption | Fresh pomegranates for human consumption

Permit assessment delays for animal derived laboratory products

Effective from 1 November 2019
Dear importers and stakeholders, As you may be aware, in recent months, the department has taken longer than would usually be expected to process some import permit applications for animal/human derived products. We’ve now turned a corner and the ass...
Related Cases:   Human milk and human milk products | Cell lines | Diagnostic test kits | Microorganisms and infectious agents (and derivatives) | Enzymes | Antigens for laboratory use | Purified antibodies | Starter cultures (and derivatives) | Soil and articles containing soil | Human fluids and tissues | Water | Laboratory materials | Culture media | Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material)

Update to revised import conditions for chicken meat, chicken meat products & eggs from New Zealand

Effective from 4 October 2019
After notification from New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries of the detection of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) in New Zealand, permits for chicken meat and chicken meat products from New Zealand were suspended from 18 September 2019. ...
Related Cases:   Unretorted meat | Egg and egg products for human consumption

Rodent dropping contamination tolerance for pasture seed for sowing

Effective from 28 August 2019
The purpose of this notification is to provide updated advice on rodent faecal contamination in imported pasture seed (such as Lolium spp., Festuca spp., Poa spp, Agrostis spp) for sowing – Updated 27 August 2019. Who does this notice affect: Importe...
Related Cases:   Permitted seed for sowing | Lolium spp. seed for sowing

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