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15 August 2022

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1 October 2022

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Stockfeed, stockfeed ingredients and stockfeed additives Alerts

Effective 9 August 2022 to 17 August 2022

This case describes the requirements for the importation of stockfeed products to be fed to stock animals including ruminants, poultry, pigs, horses, aquatic animals and bees. These products may contain ingredients of animal, microbial, plant, macroalgae, microalgae and/or mineral origin. This case should also be used for silage inoculants and for samples of plant-based stockfeed being imported for laboratory analysis. For products that are also used as veterinary therapeutics (e.g. antibiotics) please also consult the case for Veterinary therapeutics and veterinary therapeutic ingredients. For bee pollen that will be fed to animals refer to the case Bee Pollen. For products containing ingredients of aquatic animal origin, which will be fed to aquatic animals refer to the case Aquaculture feed and aquatic meals.

Matched Term: ingredients, fed, stock, plant, origin, feed, feeds, supplements, Stockfeed, Stockfoods, Livestock, Stockfeeds, Cattlefeed, Petfeed, Stockfood

Pet food, pet food ingredients, and supplements for companion animals Alerts Changes

Effective 8 August 2022 to 18 August 2022

This case describes the requirements for the importation of pet food, pet food ingredients, and supplements for pets and companion animals. This includes goods which are intended for consumption by dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and horses (pets and performance animals) but does not include goods which are intended for consumption by production animals or food producing species (e.g. cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens). Goods may contain biological ingredients derived from animals, microbes [e.g. fungi (including mushrooms)], plants, macroalgae (i.e. seaweed), and/or microalgae. Goods may be commercially prepared and packaged or may be imported in bulk for further processing in Australia i.e. to be included within a pet food product.

Matched Term: ingredients, supplements, plants, feed, feeds, plant, origin, Petfeed, Birdfeed

Medium risk plants for use as nursery stock Changes

Effective 10 August 2022 to 24 August 2022

This case describes the requirements for the importation of nursery stock defined as "medium risk". This case does not cover the importation conditions for medium risk aquatic plants or plants that are susceptible to methyl bromide treatment.

Matched Term: plants, stock, Plant

Plant pathogens, plant-related microorganisms, fungi and genetic material for research

Effective 8 August 2022 to 24 August 2022

This case applies to live cultures of plant-related microorganisms including plant pathogens, plant material infected with plant pathogens, fully preserved plant pathogens, and nucleic acid (DNA, cDNA, RNA) extracted from plant-related microorganisms including plant pathogens such as viruses, viroids, fungi, stramenopiles, and bacteria. Conditions for import, including any biosecurity containment requirements, are generally determined through a case-by-case assessment of the biosecurity risk associated with the imported material as well as the proposed end use.

Matched Term: Plant

Dietary supplements and natural medicines of plant origin for human consumption

Effective 12 August 2022 to 20 August 2022

This case describes the requirements for the importation of dietary supplements and natural medicines of plant origin for human consumption. For human therapeutics and medicines containing biological material of animal or microbial please refer to the BICON case Human therapeutics and medicines. For protein powders and supplements (e.g. performance enhancement supplements), please refer to the BICON case Protein powders and body building supplements for human consumption. For products containing mushrooms please refer to the BICON case Mushrooms for human consumption. For products containing seaweed please see the BICON case Seaweed.

Matched Term: supplements, plant, origin

Returning Australian products Alerts

Effective 8 August 2022 to 19 August 2022

This case describes the requirements for the importation of goods returning to Australia. Goods covered by this case contain or consist of ingredients of plant, microbial or animal (excluding live animals) origin. Returning goods refers to goods originating from Australia that have been exported and are now being imported back into the country. This case also covers goods that have been shipped between two Australian ports but have exited and then re-entered Australian territory en route (e.g. trans-shipped goods). The goods must not have been altered while offshore. If any growing, processing or manufacturing occurs offshore that changes the nature of the product, the goods will then be considered a ‘new product’ rather than of Australian origin and you must search BICON to determine the conditions that apply.

Matched Term: ingredients, plant, origin, Stock, feed, Plants, supplements, originating, Stockfeed

Plant material embedded in a solid medium

Effective 8 August 2022 to 24 August 2022

This case describes the requirements for the importation of plant products that are embedded in a solid medium. Plant material embedded in plastic includes plant materials, wood or bamboo that have been fully embedded (that is, not capable of free movement) in a solid medium that is impervious to air and liquid. Plant or plant parts with soil attached are permitted, providing the soil is fully embedded. Acceptable embedding media include catalysed hard plastics and hard silicones, fibreglass, resin, or similar compounds which have been fully sealed around the plant material using heat, moulding or chemical processes. Plant material embedded in plastic does not include plant materials, timber or bamboo that have been surface coated with a laminate, lacquer, paint, stain or items that have been wrapped in other materials. It further does not include engineered or impregnated wood or plant products such as plywood, veneer, compressed agricultural waste/wood products and reconstituted wood or wood plastics.

Matched Term: Plant

Plant material for research purposes Alerts Changes

Effective 10 August 2022 to 19 August 2022

This case describes the import requirements for not knowingly infected live plant samples, whole seed samples and other plant samples (e.g. processed or preserved samples) imported for research purposes. Plant material for research purposes may require containment in an approved arrangement site (e.g. laboratory or glasshouse). The required level of containment is determined by assessing the biosecurity risk associated with the imported material as well as the proposed research activity. Plant material that has undergone a department approved preservation method offshore may be released from biosecurity control. Alternatively, treatments can often be applied on arrival to allow the imported plant material to be released from biosecurity control (e.g. gamma irradiation treatment). Treatment options will vary depending on the type and form of plant material. An appropriate treatment option will be determined during the permit assessment.

Matched Term: Plant

Powdered plant products for human consumption Alerts Changes

Effective 10 August 2022 to 19 August 2022

The case describes the requirements for the importation of powdered plant products for human consumption. Powdered plant products consist of dried and ground or granulated plant parts (including fruits, herbs, bark and roots). Human consumption includes uses such as food, supplements, complementary medicines, cosmetics or smoking. For seeds milled to a powder, meal or flakes, please see Processed grain and seed products for human consumption.

Matched Term: plant, supplements

Aquatic plants that are hosts of Xylella fastidiosa for use as nursery stock

Effective 8 August 2022 to 24 August 2022

This case describes the requirements for the importation of aquatic plants that are hosts of Xylella fastidiosa, as nursery stock that will be grown in water during post-entry quarantine.

Matched Term: plants, stock


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