Department Of Agriculture

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Update on Illegal Logging Reforms

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has recently completed a review of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012 (The Regulation) and the associated Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012 (the Act) prior to its scheduled sunsetting date of 1 April 2023. The Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for the Illegal Logging Sunsetting Review has been published on the […]

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Khapra Beetle

Khapra Beetle Phases 4, 5 and Extension of Phase 6A Measures

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

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BICON Update – Methyl Bromide Fumigation Certificate Requirements for Khapra Beetle

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

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Minimum Documentary and Import Declaration Requirements Policy

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

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Documents Required For Fumigation Certificates For Imported Goods

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

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illegal logging

Australia’s Illegal Logging Laws Review

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

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