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Changes provide information about amendments to import conditions. Keep informed of changes by following individual import cases.

Nuts and woody tree seed for sowing

Effective from 19 January 2021

Following a review of importing conditions by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, the ‘Nuts and woody tree seed for sowing’ case has been updated to include the following changes:

Anacardium occidentale
Anacardium occidentale is now subject to the same import conditions as ‘Other nuts and woody species’ within the ‘Nuts and woody tree seed for sowing’ case. Additional phosphine fumigation and cold treatment options will now be available to manage the risk of internal feeders.

Juglans spp.
The additional declaration statement that must be endorsed in phytosanitary certificate has been updated to ensure that the declaration confirms that seeds have been harvested from trees grown in areas free from butternut canker (Ophiognomonia clavigignenti-juglandacearum).

Methyl bromide treatment options
Methyl bromide fumigation is not considered to be a suitable treatment to manage the risk of internal feeders. As such, methyl bromide treatment will no longer be an option. Seeds must be subject to treatment by phosphine fumigation or cold treatment at specified rates in BICON.

Additional species requiring regulation
The following scientific names have been added to the ‘Nuts and woody tree seed for sowing’ case as they pose a potential risk of internal feeders or are synonyms of restricted species. They are now subject to the same import conditions as ‘Other nuts and woody species’.

Blighia sapida

Cardiospermum halicacabum

Cardiospermum hirsutum

Couepia edulis

Cupania sapida

Dimocarpus crinita

Dimocarpus dentatus

Dimocarpus fumatus

Dimocarpus longan

Dimocarpus longan subsp. longan

Dimocarpus longan subsp. malesianus

Gnetum africanum

Gnetum buchholzianum

Gnetum gnemon

Hicoria pallida

Hicorius glabra var. villosa

Hicorius laciniosa

Hicorius pecan

Hicorius villosa

Lavigeria macrocarpa

Litchi chinensis

Litchi chinensis subsp. philippinensis

Litchi philippinensis

Litchi ramboutan-ake

Myristica fragrans

Nephelium beccarianum

Nephelium chryseum

Nephelium compressum

Nephelium coriaceum

Nephelium cuspidatum

Nephelium cuspidatum var. bassacense

Nephelium cuspidatum var. cuspidatum subvar. Cuspidatum

Nephelium cuspidatum var. eriopetalum

Nephelium cuspidatum var. multinerve

Nephelium cuspidatum var. robustum

Nephelium cuspidatum var.ophiodes

Nephelium glabrum

Nephelium lappaceum

Nephelium lappaceum var. lappaceum

Nephelium lappaceum var. pallens

Nephelium lappaceum var. xanthioides

Nephelium litchi

Nephelium longan

Nephelium longana

Nephelium macrophyllum

Nephelium maingayi

Nephelium malaiense

Nephelium meduseum

Nephelium melanomiscum

Nephelium mutabile

Nephelium mutabile var. pallens

Nephelium obovatum

Nephelium ramboutan-ake

Nephelium subferrugineum

Nephelium tomentosum

Nephelium uncinatum

Nephelium xanthioides

Nephelium xerospermoides

Parinari curatellifolia

Parinari curatellifolia subsp. mobola

Parinari mobola

Parinari montana

Poga oleosa

Pometia alnifolia

Talisia oliviformis

Terminalia arjuna

Terminalia erythrophylla

Terminalia kaernbachii

Terminalia okari

Terminalia phanerophlebia

Terminalia richii

Virola peruviana

These changes are being implemented as an outcome of the review of import conditions under the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper. This project aimed to strengthen biosecurity surveillance and analysis, by ensuring that import conditions are fit-for-purpose and consistent.

Who does this notice affect:
Importers of Nuts and Woody Tree Seed for sowing, customs brokers and departmental staff.

Further information:
Contact Plant Import Operations at or phone 1800 900 090.

This Change applies to the following Cases:

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