Khapra Beetle Phase 4 and 5 measures
In early 2022, Phase 4 and Phase 5 of the khapra beetle urgent actions are expected to commence. Phase 4 will introduce revised phytosanitary certification requirements for other-risk plant products exported from all countries. Phase 5 will introduce phytosanitary certification requirements for seeds for sowing exported from all countries and arriving via all arrival modes.
Summary of the new requirements:
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has issued Industry Advice 192-2021 advising of minor revisions to the methyl bromide fumigation certificate criteria in BICON for goods subject to the urgent actions to protect against khapra beetle (khapra measures).
What has changed?
From 30 September 2021, the department will make minor revisions to the methyl bromide treatment certificate criteria in BICON for goods subject to the urgent actions to protect against khapra beetle.
IMPORTANT: There is no change to the ...Continue Reading →
In 2019, the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment announced a review of the minimum documentary and import declaration requirements policy. Following internal and external stakeholder engagement, the review has been completed and the updated policy has been published.
The revised policy comes into effect on 2 August 2021. Any goods exported to Australia from this date must follow the revised policy.
The department acknowledges that documentation issued for cargo exported to Australia prior to 2 August 2021 may not meet ...Continue Reading →
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has issued Industry Advice Notice 152-2021 dealing with documentary requirements for fumigation certificates for imported goods.
The Minimum documentary and import declarations requirements policy sets the requirements for documents submitted to the department for assessment of the biosecurity risk of goods imported into Australia.
This includes requirements for certification related to treatments ...Continue Reading →
The Department of Agriculture, Water, and the Environment has commenced a review of Australia’s illegal logging laws and is seeking stakeholder input.
Illegal logging is a significant global problem due to its impacts on forest degradation, climate change, habitat loss and community livelihoods in developing timber producing countries. Deforestation and degradation of tropical forests in the Asia-Pacific through illegal logging also constitutes a threat to Australia promoting legal and sustainable forest management in countries of this region.
Illegal logging has been ...Continue Reading →