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

Species addition to BICON case ‘Xylella fastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock’

Effective from 18 June 2021

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has completed a Weed Risk Assessment for the following species:

As a result, these species have been added as a permitted species of the BICON case ‘Xylella fastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock’.

Who does this notice affect:
Importers who wish to use these species as an end use of nursery stock, customs brokers and departmental staff.

The Weed Risk Assessment and Disease Risk Assessment systems are science-based quarantine risk analysis tools for determining the weed potential of a species and the disease risks of a genus. All plants proposed for importation into Australian territory and not currently permitted on BICON are assessed for their potential to introduce disease or become weed species in Australia. Further information on the assessment process is available on the department’s website.

Import permits:
Current import permits will not be updated to reflect this change, any permit holders intending to import this species will have to apply for a variation to include this additional species.

Further information:
Please contact Plant Import Operations on 1800 900 090 or by email at

This Change applies to the following Cases:

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