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Case: Fish maw for human consumption Effective: 28 Jan 2017 to 23 Feb 2017

Import Conditions

Import conditions define the biosecurity requirements which must be met for your import. Where import conditions have been developed, they will be listed below.

  1. A Department of Agriculture and Water Resources import permit is not required.

  2. Conditions of Administration

    1. Documents must be provided with each consignment which:

      1.1. identify the consignment e.g. entry number

      1.2. identify all goods being imported as part of this consignment e.g. invoice or waybill or importer’s manifest

      1.3. describe the goods being imported (where not clear). Example 1: Product XRab = Purified protein derived from rabbits. Example 2: Product AX = Synthetic antibiotic. Example 3: Comte = Cheese.

    2. For further information please contact:

      Regional - Clearance assistance:

      Canberra - Administrative assistance or technical assistance: email or phone 1800 900 090

  3. All consignments are subject to inspection to verify that the product is genuine fish maw.

  4. Any treatments, inspections, or procedures for export or disposal, are at the importer's expense.

  5. Please note that any treatment applied may have adverse effects on the goods.

  6. Once biosecurity requirements have been met, it is the importer's responsibility to ensure that all imported food complies with the Imported Food Control Act 1992 including Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

  7. Warnings and Information Notices

    It is the responsibility of the importer to comply with the Act and ensure imported food meets the requirements of the Food Standards Code and any other relevant Australian standards or requirements.

    The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources monitors food safety hazards and compliance with the Food Standards Code by means of the Imported Food Inspection Scheme. The website provides information on how food is referred to the scheme and what tests are applied to imported foods.

    Under the scheme the food may be held for inspection and testing. The inspection will involve a visual and label assessment and may also include sampling the food for testing.

  8. Under the Biosecurity Charges Imposition (General) Regulation 2016 and Chapter 9, Part 2 of the Biosecurity Regulation 2016, fees are payable to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources for all services. Detail on how the department applies fees and levies may be found in the charging guidelines.

  9. Non-commodity information requirements for imported cargo also apply, please refer to the BICON case Non-Commodity Cargo Clearance.

  10. Warnings and Information Notices

    Timber packaging, pallets or dunnage associated with the consignment may be subject to inspection and treatment on arrival, unless sufficient evidence of a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources approved treatment is provided.

    All documentation presented to the department to assist in determining the level of biosecurity risk posed by transportation pathways and packaging must also meet the requirements of the non-commodity case.

What happens next?

When you are importing into Australia a departmental officer will assess the risk posed by your import and determine the appropriate outcome to apply. You may use the link below to view the likely outcomes for this particular import scenario. Please be aware that the assessment conducted may result in an outcome that is not listed.

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