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Artificial plants on natural stems

Effective 22 June 2020 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of artificial plants on natural stems. These conditions apply to items that have artificial foliage or flowers attached to a natural wood stem.

Matched Term: Artificial, plants, natural, stems, stem

Plant material embedded in a solid medium

Effective 22 June 2020 to present

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

Effective 24 July 2020 to present

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

Genetic material (nucleic acids and their derivatives) excluding plants and plant pathogens

Effective 22 July 2020 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of genetic material (including vectors) excluding plants and plant pathogens.

Matched Term: plants, plant, artificial, systems

Plant pathogens for research and diagnostic purposes

Effective 18 July 2020 to present

This case applies to live cultures of plant pathogens, plant material infected with plant pathogens, fully preserved plant pathogens, and nucleic acid (DNA, cDNA, RNA) extracted from 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

Plant and plant products prohibited by Customs

Effective 18 July 2020 to present

This case contains examples of plants and plant products that are prohibited entry under Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956.

Matched Term: Plant, plants

Plant DNA or RNA

Effective 22 June 2020 to present

This case describes the import requirements for plant DNA or RNA. The plant DNA or RNA must be derived from healthy plants, not infected or suspected to be infected by a plant pathogen, and extracted by a department approved method.

Matched Term: Plant, plants

Permitted plant fibres

Effective 3 August 2020 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of the majority of permitted plant fibres for all uses other than as animal foods, fertilisers, landscaping or for growing. This case includes import conditions for coir fibre liners for hanging baskets. For coir peat and coco peat products please see the Coir peat case. For banana fibre articles please see the Banana fibre articles case. For articles containing flowers and foliage please see the Dried or preserved flowers and foliage case. This case does not apply to imports for use in landscaping and weed suppression, for these imports please see the Geotextiles for bioremediation case. This case does not apply to imports of highly processed plant fibres (flexible fabrics consisting of a network of natural fibres made through weaving, knitting, spreading, crocheting or bonding), for these imports please see the 'Plant based fabric, textiles or yarn' case.

Matched Term: plant, natural

Biodegradable plant pots and urns

Effective 29 May 2020 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of biodegradable plant pots for use as fertiliser and biodegradable urns for human, or animal, remains. For coir fibre liners for hanging baskets, please see the Permitted plant fibres case.For urns containing human remains or animal remains, please see the Human remains or Cremated animal remains case. These biodegradable plant products can be made from rice husks, coir peat, sphagnum, wood pulp and other plant materials that pose a biosecurity risk. Biodegradable plant products must be manufactured in a way that will reduce the biosecurity risk or be subject to mandatory treatment. These conditions do not apply to urns made from bioplastics such as starch derivatives or cellulose.

Matched Term: plant

Dietary supplements and natural medicines of plant origin for human consumption

Effective 5 August 2020 to present

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 Dried seaweed for human consumption.

Matched Term: natural, plant


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