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Case: Lodoicea maldivica nuts Effective: 23 Jun 2021 to 30 Jul 2021

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, Water and the Environment import permit is not required.

  2. Coco de Mer nuts (Lodoicea maldivica) are a rare large seed that may be imported for personal use. The nuts may be sun-dried and whole, or processed into decorations.

  3. 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.

  4. On arrival in Australian territory, the goods must be inspected to verify that they are free of live insects, plant or animal debris, soil and other biosecurity risk material.

  5. If live insects are found during inspection, the consignment will be:

    1. held pending identification by a Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment entomologist and treated using an appropriate method, or

    2. exported, or

    3. disposed of.

    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.

  6. After inspection, if the goods are not contaminated with biosecurity risk material they can be released.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Warnings and Information Notices

    You may require a wildlife trade permit and/or other approvals from the Wildlife Trade Regulation section. More information is available on the International wildlife trade webpage.

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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