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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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Final review of import conditions for Brassica rapa, Raphanus sativus and Eruca vesicaria

Effective from 21 September 2019
The purpose of this notification is to advise of the publication of the final review of import conditions for . The review has recommended that additional biosecurity measures are applied to imported seed species, Brassica rapa (e.g. turnip and bok ch...
Related Cases:   Brassica spp. seed for sowing

Mentha spp. for use as nursery stock

Effective from 20 September 2019
Following a review of import conditions, the department has revised the hot water treatment requirements for Mentha spp. for use as nursery stock. Hot water treatment at 48 °C for 30 minutes is no longer required, as the existing import requirement fo...
Related Cases:   Mentha spp. for use as nursery stock

List of pathogens of aquatic animal biosecurity concern

Effective from 20 September 2019
Animal Division in the Australian Government Department of Agriculture has developed a list of Pathogens of aquatic animal biosecurity concern. Who does this alert affect: Importers and manufacturers of veterinary therapeutics and veterinary vaccines...
Related Cases:   Veterinary therapeutics and medicines

Removal of CropFume systems approach for fresh oranges and mandarins from the USA

Effective from 20 September 2019
From 1 October 2019, the Department of Agriculture will remove the systems approach using CropFume as a pest risk management measure for managing bean thrips (Caliothrips fasciatus) on fresh oranges and mandarins for human consumption from the United S...
Related Cases:   Fresh mandarins and tangerines for human consumption | Fresh oranges for human consumption

Phalaenopsis spp. nursery stock imported from an approved source in Taiwan

Effective from 19 September 2019
This alert applies to importers of Phalaenopsis spp. nursery stock from approved sources in Taiwan. Effective immediately, the list of approved sources of Phalaenopsis spp. nursery stock from Taiwan has been updated as follows: Withdrawal of the fol...
Related Cases:   Orchids for use as nursery stock

Revised import conditions for chicken meat and pet food containing poultry material from New Zealand

Effective from 19 September 2019
The Department of Agriculture received notification from New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries of the detection of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) in New Zealand that may be a threat to the Australian poultry industry and environment. U...
Related Cases:   Unretorted meat | Egg and egg products for human consumption | Pet food

New approved ISTA laboratory for seed purity analysis

Effective from 17 September 2019
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 include the following laboratory: Testing laboratory Addr...
Related Cases:   Seed for sowing products | Birdseed | Kibbled cereal mix for human consumption | Whole dried peas for human consumption | Myrtaceae seed for sowing | Capsicum spp. (requiring testing) seed for sowing | Mangifera spp. seed for sowing | Nuts and woody tree seed for sowing | Orchid seed for sowing | Cucurbit seed for sowing requiring testing for plant viruses | Pea seed for sowing | Tomato seed for sowing | Mixed seed for sowing (permitted species) | Popping corn for human consumption | Biomat products containing seed for sowing | Rutaceae seed for sowing | Palm seed for sowing | Camellia sinensis seed for sowing | Papaver somniferum seed for sowing | Ribes spp. seed for sowing | Zea mays seed for sowing | Vaccinium spp. seed for sowing | Catharanthus roseus seed for sowing | Conifer (excluding Pinus spp. and Pseudotsuga spp.) seed for sowing | Raw seed for human consumption | Agropyron spp. seed for sowing | Brassica spp. seed for sowing | Encephalartos spp. seed for sowing | Fagopyrum esculentum seed for sowing | Dactylis spp. seed for sowing | Moko hosts seed for sowing | Xanthosoma roseum seed for sowing | Cannabis spp. seed for sowing | Arabidopsis spp. seed for sowing | Annona spp. seed for sowing | Allium spp. seed for sowing | Daylily rust host seed for sowing | Permitted seed for sowing | Medicago spp. seed for sowing | Lolium spp. seed for sowing | Daucus carota seed for sowing | Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum hosts as seed for sowing

Diagnostic test kits

Effective from 13 September 2019
Who does this notice affect: Importers of diagnostic test kits and associated controls, calibrators, standards, and reagents, Assessment Services Group and Inspections Group. Background: A review of diagnostic test kits has recently been completed. ...
Related Cases:   Diagnostic test kits

Revised BICON case structure for Plant diagnostic kits

Effective from 13 September 2019
Who does this notice affect: Importers of diagnostic test kits and associated controls, calibrators, standards, and reagents, Assessment Services Group and Inspections Group. Background: A review of diagnostic kits has recently been completed. Chang...
Related Cases:   Plant diagnostic kits | Diagnostic test kits

Animal based flavours or floss

Effective from 4 September 2019
The department has finalised a review of the BICON commodity case: Animal based flavours and floss. As a result of the review, some changes have been made. The end uses available for animal based flavours and floss have been expanded, and the governmen...
Related Cases:   Animal based flavours or floss

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