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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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Truffles for human consumption

Effective from 31 January 2020
From 1 March 2020, Dried truffles imported on commercial pathways will require documentary evidence that the truffles are dried. This is in addition to the current requirement for the scientific name of the dried truffles. Dried truffles imported f...
Related Cases:   Truffles for human consumption

Plant material embedded in paper

Effective from 29 January 2020
Plant Import Operations have: • Updated the case description to specify that conditions in this case do not apply to embedded seed in paper. • Created a not-for-personal use scenario split derived from the conditions in the 'Dried or preserved flower...
Related Cases:   Plant material embedded in paper

Coir peat

Effective from 24 January 2020
The department has recently commenced changes as a result of the import condition review and to better fulfil operational requirements. As a result, the following changes have been made: • A split in import conditions has been implemented to create a ...
Related Cases:   Coir peat

Update on permit assessment timeframes

Effective from 24 January 2020
Dear importers and stakeholders, The department would like to alert importers and stakeholders to expect processing delays for applications of some animal/human derived products. Due to unexpected changes to resourcing, delays to some permit assessme...
Related Cases:   Human milk and human milk products | Diagnostic test kits | Cell lines | Antigens for laboratory use | Laboratory materials | Microorganisms and infectious agents (and derivatives) | Enzymes | Purified antibodies | Water | Soil and articles containing soil | Culture media | Starter cultures (and derivatives) | Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material) | Human fluids and tissues

Dairy

Effective from 21 January 2020
This notice is to inform industry that the Department of Agriculture (the department) has clarified the existing requirements for the import of cheese and butter. The changes provide clarity regarding the ‘No composite products’ definition, which is p...
Related Cases:   Dairy

Whole farmed barramundi (Lates calcarifer) is no longer permitted from the Philippines

Effective from 16 January 2020
The Philippines government has suspended the export approval of whole farmed barramundi (Lates calcarifer) from the Philippines. The department understands that there is no existing trade is this product currently and as such impact is expected to be m...
Related Cases:   Finfish (excluding Salmonid) 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

Seafood (excluding finfish) for human consumption

Effective from 8 January 2020
Changes have been made that affect the labelling requirements for molluscs (other than osyters and snails) for human consumption, imported for non-personal use, effective from 1 January 2020. The changes clarify that each individual package (i.e. the ...
Related Cases:   Seafood (excluding finfish) for human consumption

Bulbs to be grown in open quarantine for use as nursery stock

Effective from 7 January 2020
The Department of Agriculture has confirmed with the National Plant Protection Organisation of the Netherlands that the following Iris species can be exported to Australia under the BKD scheme: • Iris x hollandica • Iris reticulata Who does this not...
Related Cases:   Bulbs to be grown in open quarantine for use as nursery stock

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