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27 January 2022

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Non commodity conditions apply to all packaging, containers and transport methods used to bring goods into the country. Refer to the Non Commodity case to review the non commodity conditions related to your import.

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Fertilisers Alerts

Effective 14 January 2022 to present

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: fertiliser, Fertilisers

Coir peat

Effective 3 December 2021 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of coir peat for use in the horticulture industry as a growth medium (e.g. coir peat plugs, inserts and pots), mulch or fertiliser. Coir peat is derived from the fibrous husk of the coconut and is typically imported in compressed bricks or bales. This case also describes conditions for coir peat products with additives, these commodities present a different risk and require an import permit.

Matched Term: fertiliser

Manure Changes

Effective 26 November 2021 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of manure. This case includes manufactured articles made from or containing manure.

Matched Term: Fertiliser, Fertilisers

Enzymes Alerts

Effective 3 December 2021 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of enzymes of animal or microbial fermentation origin for cosmetic use, human consumption, human therapeutic use, laboratory use, environmental or industrial use, use in bioremediation agents, fertilisers, and baits. Please note that this case only applies to the enzymes component of composite products. If you are importing a composite product, you must search BICON for each individual ingredient to determine the conditions that apply.

Matched Term: Fertiliser, fertilisers

Highly refined organic chemicals and substances

Effective 26 November 2021 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of highly refined organic chemicals and substances for all uses other than as animal consumption, use as bioremediation agents or fertiliser, or for veterinary therapeutic use. This case includes items such as acetone, alcohols, amino acids, varnish, sulphur compounds, dyes, or paraffin, vitamins and organic acids (e.g. citric acid, fatty acids).

Matched Term: fertiliser

Synthetic material

Effective 26 November 2021 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of synthetic material for all end uses other than as fertiliser.

Matched Term: fertiliser

Biodegradable plant pots and urns

Effective 3 December 2021 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.For coir peat plugs, inserts and pots for use as a growing medium, please see the Coir peat case.These biodegradable plant products can be made from rice husks, 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: fertiliser

Returning Australian products Alerts

Effective 3 December 2021 to present

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: Fertiliser

Peat Alerts Changes

Effective 3 December 2021 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of peat.Peat, peat moss or sphagnum peat moss is defined as the dead material that accumulates in the lower levels of a peat bog. The product is excavated from peat bogs or at depth.

Matched Term: Fertiliser

Feathers

Effective 14 January 2022 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of feathers or manufactured articles containing feathers for all end uses other than as animal consumption, veterinary therapeutics, fertiliser, bioremedial or growing purposes. Examples of manufactured articles containing feathers include pillows, duvets, quilts, down, doonas, dusters and dream catchers.

Matched Term: fertiliser


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