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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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Plant material embedded in a solid medium

Effective 23 April 2021 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, material, embedded, solid, medium, materials, embedding, media

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

Effective 23 April 2021 to present

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, material

Plant material for research purposes

Effective 4 May 2021 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, material

Packing materials and packaging of plants

Effective 23 April 2021 to present

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

Matched Term: materials, plants, material

Medium risk plants for use as nursery stock Alerts

Effective 23 April 2021 to present

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: Medium, plants

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

Effective 23 April 2021 to present

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

Matched Term: material, plants, plant

Low risk genetic material for in vitro and/or in vivo use in plants and/or laboratory organisms

Effective 7 May 2021 to present

This case describes the import requirements for the importation of low risk genetic material for in vitro use and/or in vivo use in plants. This includes characterised DNA, nucleic acid preparations, individual genes, low risk synthetic genetic material, and genetic material which has been cloned in approved vectors or microorganisms.

Matched Term: material, plants

Plant material embedded in paper

Effective 23 April 2021 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of paper products with plant material embedded such as leaves and petals, excluding paper products with embedded seeds.

Matched Term: Plant, material, embedded

Dried or preserved flowers and foliage Changes

Effective 23 April 2021 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of whole dried or preserved flowers and foliage. For flowers and foliage that are to be used as herbarium specimens please refer to the BICON case Herbarium specimens. For plant parts fully encapsulated in solid mediums such as resin, silicone, plastic, etc. please refer to the BICON case Plant material embedded in a solid medium.

Matched Term: plant, solid, mediums, material, embedded, medium

Plant DNA or RNA

Effective 23 April 2021 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, material


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