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Case: Coffee for processing or human consumption Effective: 19 Mar 2021 to 09 Apr 2021

Not digested through an animal — Green coffee beans — Not a trade sample, not a personal consignment, or weighs more than 5 kg — Goods arriving as other than full container load sea freight

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.

Warnings and Information Notices
Information

This commodity is eligible for risk-based inspection as part of the Compliance-Based Intervention Scheme. More information about the scheme, eligible commodities and exclusions to the scheme can be found on the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment website.

Enquiries should be directed to the Client Contact Group Canberra (Tier 2 - CBIS).

  1. A Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment import permit is not required.

  2. The goods must be clean and free of contaminant seed, soil, animal and plant debris and other biosecurity risk material prior to arrival in Australian territory.

  3. All green coffee beans must be free of fruit pulp before arrival in Australian territory.

  4. Each consignment of goods must be packed in clean and new packaging.

  5. If evidence of coffee bean borer (Hypthenemus hampei), i.e. holes and frass, is found, then a small subset of the beans will be dissected to check for the presence of larvae. If larvae are detected, the beans will be treated with methyl bromide (40g/m³ for 3 hours at 21°C and above) or cold storage at -18°C for 7 days.

  6. All consignments may be subject to inspection and treatment if necessary before release.

  7. If live insects (excluding khapra beetle) are found, then the produce is to be fumigated with methyl bromide (32g/m³ for 24 hours at 21°C and above1). Release of the consignment may only occur after re-inspection to ensure that the treatment has been effective.

  8. Warnings and Information Notices
    Information 1

    If the required dosage rate at 21°C is 32g/m³ for a 24 hour exposure period, the compensated dosage rate:

    1. between 16°C and 20.9°C is 40g/m³

    2. between 11°C and 15.9°C is 48g/m³

    3. between 10°C and 10.9°C is 56g/m³.

    The department does not allow dosage compensation where the ambient temperature is above 21°C or below 10°C, unless otherwise specified.

  9. If khapra beetle/s are detected, the goods, packaging and container require fumigation with methyl bromide at the khapra beetle rate (80g/m³ for 48 hours at 21°C or above1 with an end point concentration at 48 hours of 20 g/m³) or as advised by the Department. Release from biosecurity control may be considered only after re-inspection to ensure that the treatment has been effective.

  10. Warnings and Information Notices
    Information 1

    Using the dosage of 80g/m³ for a 48 hour exposure period, the dosage:

    1. at 21°C and above is 80g/m³

    2. between 16°C and 20.9°C is 88g/m³

    3. between 11°C and 15.9°C is 96g/m³

    4. between 10°C and 10.9°C is 104g/m³

    The department does not allow dosage compensation where the ambient temperature is above 21ºC or below 10ºC unless otherwise specified.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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. Consignments of food may be referred for inspection and analysis under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme to verify compliance. Some foods, such as beef and raw milk cheese, are not permitted to be imported without government certification.

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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