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New approved ISTA laboratory for seed purity analysis
Effective from 28 August 2020
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) has approved a new laboratory to perform seed purity analysis on seed being imported into Australia. The list of department approved seed testing laboratories has been updated to include the following laboratory:
SGS Canada Inc.
Unit 310, 280 Portage Close
Sherwood Park, AB, T8H 2R6
Who does this alert affect:
Importers of seed for sowing and seed for human consumption (including their brokers), Client Contact Group Canberra and Inspections Group.
Seed species that require an import permit:
Existing import permits will not be varied to include the new laboratory, unless specifically requested by an import permit holder.
All new permits will be issued with the new laboratory included.
Seed species that do not require an import permit:
Certificates issued by the above laboratory will be accepted by the department immediately.
Please contact Plant Import Operations on 1800 900 090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Alert applies to the following Cases: