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Fresh avocado from Chile

Effective from 18 April 2020

Import conditions have been published on BICON for the importation of fresh avocados from Chile.

The change has arisen following the publication of the Final report of the review of biosecurity import requirements for fresh avocado fruit from Chile.

Published import conditions include area freedom as the phytosanitary measure for the management of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).

Who does this alert affect?

Importers of fresh produce.

Further information:

Prior to the importation of goods into Australia, a valid import permit issued by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is required.

An import permit may be obtained by submitting an import permit application to the department (if viewed online, use the 'Apply Now' button at the bottom of the BICON case).

For additional information you can email Plant Import Operations Branch at Imports or phone 1800 900 090.

This Alert applies to the following Cases:

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