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Alerts & Changes

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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Revised import conditions for unretorted meat

Effective from 4 September 2019
A review has been completed for the uncanned, unretorted meat BICON case which has resulted in changes to import conditions. Who does this alert affect: Importers of unretorted meat products (excluding retorted goods), Inspections Group and Assess...
Related Cases:   Unretorted meat

Culture media

Effective from 2 September 2019
Background: The department has finalised a review of Culture media. As a result of the review some changes have been made. These changes include: • Simplifying the BICON pathway. • Conditions on the standard permit 'Prepared culture media including ...
Related Cases:   Culture media

Fresh cut flowers and foliage

Effective from 1 September 2019
1. The requirement for an import permit has been added to the import conditions for cut flowers and foliage produced in Kenya, Colombia and Ecuador using a systems approach. 2. The onshore management conditions have been updated for all commercial pat...
Related Cases:   Fresh cut flowers and foliage

Ground or whole peppercorns and pepper for human consumption

Effective from 1 September 2019
Conditions have changed in BICON for the importation of ground and whole peppercorns of the species Piper cubeba, P. longum, P. nigrum, P. pellucidum, P. porphyrophyllum or P. retrofractum for human consumption. The following conditions are now in p...
Related Cases:   Ground or whole peppercorns and pepper for human consumption

Confirmed countries that can meet the new salmon import conditions

Effective from 1 September 2019
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. As of the 18th of September the following countries have advised t...
Related Cases:   Salmonid fish for human consumption

Changes to conditions to manage ongoing non-compliance for cut flowers and foliage

Effective from 1 September 2019
1. Import permits now required for Colombia, Ecuador and Kenya From 1 September 2019, cut flowers and foliage produced in Kenya, Colombia and Ecuador using a systems approach can only be imported with a valid . Note: Flowers produced and treated ...
Related Cases:   Fresh cut flowers and foliage

Bacterial symptoms found in Phalaenopsis spp. nursery stock from an approved source in Taiwan

Effective from 29 August 2019
The Department of Agriculture has been made aware of a change in biosecurity risk associated with Phalaenopsis spp. nursery stock from approved sources in Taiwan, through a recent detection of an exotic pathogen (Dickeya fangzhongdai) on an imported co...
Related Cases:   Orchids for use as nursery stock

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

Effective from 28 August 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

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

Unaccompanied personal effects

Effective from 26 August 2019
As part of the AEPCOMM expansion project, in scope AEPCOMM pathways and codes have been added to applicable BICON cases. Who does this notice affect: Biosecurity Operations Division, Biosecurity Industry Participants (BIPs), and accredited persons o...
Related Cases:   Unaccompanied personal effects

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