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Fresh whole pomegranate from India

Effective from 10 September 2020

Biosecurity import conditions and risk mitigation measures were published on BICON for the importation of fresh whole pomegranate from India, on 5th September 2020.

Importers, brokers or agents are now able to apply for an import permit for whole pomegranate into Australia.

Who does this alert affect:

This notice affects importers of fresh whole pomegranate fruit from India, brokers and Assessment Services Group.

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 or phone 1800 900 090.

This Alert applies to the following Cases:

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