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Case: Horse chestnuts Effective: 05 Sep 2020 to 12 Oct 2020

Case Description

This case describes the requirements for the importation of horse chestnuts.

This case applies to imports into: Australia.

Warnings and Information Notices

Horse chestnuts or conkers (Aesculus hippocastanum) are usually imported threaded on to a piece of string. The fruit is a brown nut, with a very shiny, polished skin, showing a dull, rough, pale-brown scar. It must not be confused with sweet chestnut (Castanea spp.) which is also a brown nut, roundish in shape and flattened on one side. Sweet chestnut (Castanea spp.) requires an import permit.

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