Case: Colocasia spp. seed for sowing Effective: 03 Sep 2020 to 12 Oct 2020
Import conditions define the biosecurity requirements which must be met for your import. Where import conditions have been developed, they will be listed below.
The plant material/seed has been assessed as posing a serious disease risk and is not permitted entry into Australian territory. Any material imported into Australian territory must be either exported or disposed of at the importer's expense.
Warnings and Information Notices
For importers who are interested in pursuing a further evaluation, please contact the Client Contact Group Canberra. Please note, this is not an option for plant material which has landed in Australian territory.
There are three seed transmitted viruses of Colocasia spp. of quarantine concern to Australian territory.
They are Colocasia bobone disease (rhabdovirus) (CBDV), dasheen bacilliform (badnavirus) (CBV) and dasheen mosaic (potyvirus) (DsMV).
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.