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25 January 2020

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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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Peat Alerts

Effective 24 January 2020 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: Peat, Peatmoss

Coir peat Alerts Changes

Effective 24 January 2020 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of coir peat for use in the horticulture industry as a growth medium, mulch or fertiliser. Coir peat is derived from the fibrous husk of the coconut and is typically imported in compressed bricks or bales.

Matched Term: peat, Cocopeat

Permitted plant fibres

Effective 10 January 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: peat

Packing materials and packaging of plants

Effective 21 November 2019 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of packing materials and packaging of plants.

Matched Term: peat, Peatmoss

Sphagnum moss Alerts

Effective 7 January 2020 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of sphagnum moss for all uses other than animal foods, fertilisers or for growing purposes. Sphagnum moss is dried plant material used in the floral industry and nurseries to make wreaths, basket liners, water retention matting or for use in seed raising mixes. Sphagnum liquid waste absorbent is used for the cleanup of hazardous waste. The product consists of processed and dehydrated sphagnum moss that is often imported bagged, baled or as booms.

Matched Term: Peat

Biodegradable plant pots Alerts

Effective 7 January 2020 to present

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

Matched Term: peat

Biodegradable urns Alerts

Effective 7 January 2020 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of biodegradable urns for human, or animal, remains. Biodegradable urns can be made from rice husks, coir peat, sphagnum, wood pulp and other plant materials that pose a biosecurity risk. Urns 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: peat


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