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Case: Seafood (excluding finfish) for human consumption Effective: 16 Feb 2017 to 23 Feb 2017

Case Description

This case describes the requirements for the importation of seafood excluding finfish for human consumption only. For consignments intended for uses other than human consumption, please refer to the relevant BICON cases.

For the importation of retorted, canned or shelf-stable aquatic based food products, please refer to the BICON case retorted goods for human consumption.

Please note that this case only applies to the seafood 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.

This case applies to imports into: Australia.

Warnings and Information Notices

Various crustacean species are classified in generic terms that are comprised of multiple species or characteristics. Please refer to the glossary terms (e.g. Krill) for detailed definitions.


This commodity or species may be subject to the Australian Government Department of the Environment legislation under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and flora (CITES). Commodities/species known to be, or considered to be covered by CITES will be referred to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs and Border Protection) on arrival to Australia, in addition to their need to satisfy biosecurity import conditions.

CITES queries can be directed to The Department of the Environment:

Ph: +61 2 6274 1900 (Option 3)

Fax: +61 2 6274 1921



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