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Information: Manufacturing and processing details for the importation of grape vine

Effective 18 March 2020

  1. The manufacturing processes and production methods that some products undergo may address biosecurity pest and disease concerns. To establish whether the biosecurity risk associated with a product is reduced by the manufacturing process, the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) undertakes a technical assessment and on the basis of this, may allow the importation of these consignments with a reduced level of biosecurity inspection and/or treatment.

  2. Applicants should provide comprehensive information attached to the Permit application to avoid delays in processing. The department may require up to 4 months to assess the biosecurity risk associated with particular products and may request further information.

  3. All information must be clearly written in English (official translations are also acceptable).

  4. Separate information must be submitted for each product on the permit application.

  5. The type of manufacturing/processing details that the department requires from the applicant for the assessment of the permit application include:
    5.1. If the product contains plant material, the details of the country of origin, botanical names (essential), common names (optional), plant parts used (e.g. roots, leaves, flowers) and the form the plant material is in (e.g. fresh or dried).
    5.2. If the product is mechanically processed and details of the process, for example crushing or grinding (if applicable).
    5.3. Preparation details, such as boiled in water at a specified temperature for a specified duration (if applicable).
    5.4. Bleaching details, including chemical name; chemical concentration; process; any temperature and duration involved (if applicable).
    5.5. Cleaning methods, including chemical names; chemical concentration; any temperature and duration involved (If applicable).
    5.6. Drying and/or heating details, including specified temperatures and duration's involved (if applicable).
    5.7. Disposal details of leftover waste products (if applicable).
    5.8. Any other details that demonstrate that the goods have been processed to a high quality product.
    Details are not limited to these examples and applicants are encouraged to provide further information if available.

  6. When a permit application is received an initial assessment will be made to determine whether import conditions exist for the product proposed for import. If no import conditions exist to manage the potential biosecurity risk associated with the product the application will be forwarded to the department for technical assessment.

  7. The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Canberra office must be notified immediately if there are changes to any of the following details:
    7.1. Supplier, owner or tariff codes;
    7.2. The address of the manufacturing company; or
    7.3. The manufacturing process of the approved product.

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