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Import conditions define the biosecurity requirements which must be met for your import. Where import conditions have been developed, they will be listed below.
A Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment import permit is not required.
The goods must be clearly identified and processing details must be listed.
The botanical name of the product.
Details of the processing that the goods have undergone.
The product must not contain whole seeds or plant parts capable of propagation.
Consignments may be inspected to verify the commodity is free of live insects, whole or cracked grains and other biosecurity risk material.
Any packaging used with the consignment must be clean and new.
If live insects are found during inspection, the consignment will be:
held pending identification by a Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment entomologist and treated using an appropriate method, or
If other contaminants such as soil, weed seeds, sticks, or faecal matter are found on inspection, the consignment must be held, and the contaminants must be removed or treated via a method approved by the department, if possible. Alternatively, the goods must be exported or disposed of.
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, Water and the Environment for all services. Detail on how the department applies fees and levies may be found in the Charging guidelines.
In addition to the conditions for the goods being imported, non-commodity concerns must be assessed including container cleanliness, packaging and destination concerns, and may be subject to inspection and treatment on arrival. Please refer to the Non-Commodity Cargo Clearance BICON case for further information.
Seasonal measures apply to certain goods manufactured in, or shipped from target risk countries as sea cargo, to manage the risk of Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) contamination. These goods must meet import requirements if they are shipped between 1 September 2019 and 30 April 2020 (inclusive), and arriving in Australian Territory by 31 May 2020. These measures are in addition to existing import conditions that may also apply to the commodity risk of the goods. Please refer to the Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) hitchhiker pests BICON case for those specific import conditions.
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.View Onshore Outcomes