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Addition of fresh USA pomegranates onto the Compliance-Based Intervention Scheme (CBIS)

Effective from 4 August 2021

The department is incorporating fresh USA pomegranates onto the Compliance-Based Intervention Scheme (CBIS).

The changes will enable fresh pomegranates ex USA to operate under the Compliance-Based Intervention Scheme (CBIS). The scheme rewards importers who demonstrate consistent compliance with Australia’s biosecurity requirements with risk-based inspection rates, so instead of 100% of lines being referred in each time for an inspection, only a proportion of lines that have qualified for CBIS will be referred in for inspection.

The changes will require you to lodge eligible commodities with an AQIS Commodity Code (ACC) in the Integrated Cargo System (ICS) or your third-party software. Where an ACC is required, this will be specified within the relevant BICON case. The relevant ACC for pomegranates and the relevant tariff code is:

Please note that if you do not lodge consignments with the appropriate tariff and ACC code then your entry/lines will be ineligible for any benefits that the CBIS program has to offer.

More information on CBIS, including the risk-based intervention rates can be found on the departments CBIS webpage .

Who does this notice affect:
Importers of fresh USA pomegranates and Pathway Operations Cargo - Assessment and Air/Sea Cargo Inspections.

Further information:
For further information please contact Plant Import Operations (Tier 2-CBIS) on 1800 900 090 or email pio.data@awe.gov.au

This Change applies to the following Cases:


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