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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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Seafood (excluding finfish) for human consumption

Effective from 1 January 2020
The proposed changes will clarify that each individual package (i.e. the smallest packaged unit) of all consignments must be labelled: ‘For human consumption only - not to be used as bait or feed for aquatic animals’. Current conditions allow for the ...
Related Cases:   Seafood (excluding finfish) for human consumption

Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material)

Effective from 24 December 2019
The department has finalised a review of the Animal fluids and tissues BICON case. As a result of the review some changes have been made. These changes include: • Simplifying the BICON pathway. • The lists of countries approved for import of animal f...
Related Cases:   Animal fluids and tissues (excluding viable reproductive material)

Xylella fastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock

Effective from 21 December 2019
Addition of Gahnia radula, Gahnia xanthocarpa and Senecio candicans as permitted species of the BICON case ‘Xylella fastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock’. The department has completed a Weed Risk Assessment for Gahnia radula and reviewed the impo...
Related Cases:   Xylella fastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock

Changes to certification of bulbs under the Bloembollenkeuringsdienst (BKD) scheme December 2019

Effective from 20 December 2019
As per the , the format of the Bloembollenkeuringsdienst (BKD) certificate for bulbs produced under the approved certification scheme in the Netherlands has changed. Bulbs produced and certified under the BKD Scheme may now be accompanied by either a ...
Related Cases:   Bulbs to be grown in open quarantine for use as nursery stock | Bulbs that are hosts of Xylella fastidiosa for growth in open quarantine

Orchids for use as nursery stock

Effective from 18 December 2019
The Department of Agriculture has reviewed the bacterium Dickeya fangzhongdai following its detection on Phalaenopsis spp. nursery stock from approved sources in Taiwan. As a result, the department will continue to consider this to be a pathogen of bio...
Related Cases:   Orchids for use as nursery stock

Phoenix dactylifera for use as nursery stock

Effective from 17 December 2019
Import conditions for Phoenix dactylifera tissue cultures from the approved high health source Date Palm Development (DPD) have been amended following a review of this arrangement. In replacement of previous documentary requirements, all consignments ...
Related Cases:   Phoenix dactylifera for use as nursery stock

Permit assessment delay for food commodities

Effective from 17 December 2019
Dear importers and other stakeholders, In recent months, the department has taken longer to process some import permit applications because technical teams have experienced significant competing priorities. Permit assessments also take longer if all...
Related Cases:   Cooked items (biscuits, breads, pastries, cakes), uncooked cheesecakes and cooked mooncakes | Noodles for human consumption | Enzymes | Animal based flavours or floss | Microalgae | Egg and egg products for human consumption | Meals ready to eat (MREs) for human consumption | Bee products | Returning Australian products | Food samples | Starter cultures (and derivatives) | Ship or aircraft stores for transhipment | Unretorted meat | Feathers | Goods made with rawhide | Natural fibres (and their derivatives) of animal origin | Insects and insect products for human consumption | Animal trophies, articles and handicraft items | Pearls and oysters containing pearls | Dairy | Pig meat | Coffee for processing or human consumption | Cosmetics and soaps

Additional measures for Phalaenopsis spp. nursery stock from approved sources in Taiwan

Effective from 16 December 2019
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has reviewed the bacterium Dickeya fangzhongdai following its detection on Phalaenopsis spp. nursery stock from approved sources in Taiwan. As a result, the department will continue to consider t...
Related Cases:   Orchids for use as nursery stock

Hibiscus spp for use as nursery stock

Effective from 13 December 2019
The department has reviewed conditions within the ‘Hibiscus spp. for use as nursery stock’ case and have amended import conditions to reflect an updated list of countries where Cotton leaf curl disease is present. The following countries have been add...
Related Cases:   Hibiscus spp for use as nursery stock

Upcoming amendments to testing requirements for strawberry (Fragaria spp.) nursery stock

Effective from 13 December 2019
The purpose of this notification is to advise of upcoming amendments to the testing requirements for strawberry (Fragaria spp.) nursery stock. The amended requirements are planned to be introduced in June 2020. The department has recently undertaken a...
Related Cases:   Fragaria spp. for use as nursery stock

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