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


Addition of Peperomia turboensis to permitted species list

Effective from 15 September 2021

The department has completed a Weed Risk Assessment for Peperomia turboensis. As a result, Peperomia turboensis has been added as a permitted species for the BICON case ‘Methyl bromide sensitive nursery stock’.

Who does this notice affect:

Importers who wish to import Peperomia turboensis for an end use of nursery stock (and their customs brokers), and Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment staff.

Background:

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 these species will have to apply for a variation to include these additional species.

Further information:

Please contact Plant Import Operations on 1800 900 090 or by email at imports@agriculture.gov.au

This Change applies to the following Cases:


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