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Transition to new government health certificates for bovine dairy (excluding cheese & butter)

Effective from 23 May 2020

The department is transitioning towards new government health certificates for bovine dairy including colostrum from approved countries.

Currently, government health certificates do not require a statement regarding the lumpy skin disease (LSD) status of the country of manufacture.

The department is now transitioning towards government health certificates which require:

In order to facilitate the transition, health certificates which do not include this statement will continue to be accepted, until further notice.

Please note:

An updated BICON alert will be released when this transition is complete.

Who does this alert affect:
Importers of bovine dairy and Assessment Services Group.

Further information:
Please contact the Animal and Biological Imports Branch on 1800 900 090 or email

This Alert applies to the following Cases:

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