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15 August 2022

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29 September 2022

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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: Pet, supplements, pets, petfoods, Petfeed, Petfood

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

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: supplements, Pet, Petfeed, Petfood, Petfoods

Protein powders and body building supplements for human consumption Alerts

Effective 8 August 2022 to 20 August 2022

This case describes the requirements for the importation of protein powders and body building supplements, specifically marketed for body building, weight lifting and athletics. This includes dairy and vegetable protein powders, pre-workout stimulants, branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), glutamine, essential fatty acids, meal replacement products, creatine, weight loss products, and hormone boosters and suppressants.

Matched Term: supplements

Household pet birds (psittacine birds only)

Effective 8 August 2022 to 1 September 2022

This case describes the requirements for the importation of live household pet birds (psittacine birds only).

Matched Term: pet

Pet fish food Alerts Changes

Effective 10 August 2022 to 20 August 2022

This case describes the requirements for the importation of manufactured fish food for the consumption of pet fish in enclosed aquariums or ponds. Goods must not be used for aquaculture or any other purpose.

Matched Term: Pet

Dried herb products not for human consumption Alerts

Effective 10 August 2022 to 19 August 2022

This case describes the requirements for the importation of dried herb products. Importation is permitted for all end uses other than for human consumption, animal foods, fertilisers, growing purposes, bioremediation and veterinary therapeutic use. Products may be individual leaves (not bunches of leaves attached to the stem/branch/vine), flowers (not on stems), stems, roots, gums, resins, rhizomes, spices and crushed nut shells. These must be thoroughly dried, broken into small pieces and not capable of propagation. This case does not apply to, fruit or bark. For human consumption use, refer to the BICON case Dried herbs for human consumption. For whole dried or preserved flowers and foliage refer to the BICON case Dried or preserved flowers and foliage. For potpourri refer to the BICON case Potpourri. For consignments containing fruit, pods or seed heads refer to the BICON case Dried fruit.

Matched Term: supplements, Petals, Rosepetal, Carpet, Schizonopeta, Trumpet

Dried herbs for human consumption Alerts Changes

Effective 10 August 2022 to 19 August 2022

This case describes the requirements for the importation of dried herbs. Importation is permitted for human consumption and human therapeutics. This includes pods without seeds, citrus peel, leaves, flowers, stems, roots, gums, resins, rhizomes, spices and crushed nut shells that are thoroughly dried and not capable of propagation. The case does not apply to seeds, fruit or bark. For pods with permitted seed and dried fruit, please use the Dried fruit BICON case. For permitted seed, please use the Raw seed BICON case. For pods with non-permitted seed and non-permitted seed, please use the relevant seed for human consumption BICON case. For bark, please use the Bark for human consumption BICON case. For kava products, please use the Kava for human consumption BICON case.

Matched Term: supplements, Petals, Rosepetal, Carpet, Schizonopeta, Trumpet

Fertilisers Alerts

Effective 11 August 2022 to 24 August 2022

This case describes the requirements for the importation of fertiliser for use personal and commercial use in the environment. Fertiliser includes growth hormones such as Gibberellic acid and soil conditioners.

Matched Term: supplement, supplements, Saltpetre

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: Pet, supplements


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