Import case details - public listing
|Commodity:||Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish (cephalopods)|
Aquaculture feed, Cephalopods, Cuttle fish, Fish bait, Fish products, Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish (cephalopods)
|Country:||All countries excluding: Japan; New Zealand|
|Date printed:||May 20 2013|
The information here covers DAFF quarantine requirements only and is current on the date of transmission but may change without notice.
DAFF makes no warranties or representations with respect to the accuracy or completeness of that information and will bear no liability with
respect to that information. Importers must satisfy quarantine concerns and comply with quarantine conditions applicable at the time of entry.
The Commonwealth through DAFF is not liable for any costs arising from or associated with decisions of importers to import based on conditions
presented here which are not current at the time of importation. It is the importer’s responsibility to verify the accuracy and completeness of the
information at the time of importation.
It is the importer’s responsibility to identify and to ensure it has complied with, all requirements of any other regulatory and advisory bodies prior to and after importation including the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Department of Health and Ageing, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority and any State agencies such as Departments of Agriculture and Health and Environmental Protection authorities.
Importers should note that this list is not exhaustive. Importers should also note that all foods imported into Australia must comply with the provisions of the Imported Food Control Act 1992 , an Act which is administered by DAFF.
Notification of the import must be provided to DAFF for all imported goods other than goods imported as accompanied baggage or goods imported via the mail and not prescribed under the Customs Act 1901. Notification must be consistent with Quarantine Regulations 2000 (examples include a Quarantine Entry or a Quarantine declaration).
1. The conditions under the Commercial section apply.
1. An Import Permit is required and must be valid at the time the goods are
2. A Quarantine Entry must be lodged for each consignment.
3. Only dead cephalopods are permitted entry.
4. Each consignment must be packed in clean and new packaging and must be free of live insects, seeds, soil, mud, clay, animal material (such as faeces), plant material (such as straw, twigs, leaves, roots, bark) and other debris prior to arrival in Australia.
5. For Jig Caught Cephalopods, each consignment must be accompanied by a government certificate, issued by the Competent Authority in the country of export that clearly identifies the consignment and states that the cephalopods were jig caught. If this certification is not provided, the conditions outlined for trawl caught cephalopods apply.
6. For Trawl Caught Cephalopods, consignments are subject to unpack
and inspect to:
7. Procedure for consignments failing inspection:
8. Timber packaging, pallets or dunnage in FCL containers will also be subject to inspection and treatment on arrival, unless certified as having been treated by an AQIS approved method (refer to the AQIS publication “Cargo Containers - Quarantine aspects and procedures”).
|Entry Management  EM0184
DAFF Biosecurity minimum documentary requirements to support assessment of all documentation
All documentation presented to DAFF Biosecurity as part of the import process must meet the requirements of the Minimum Documentary Requirements Policy. These requirements include:
|Entry Management  EM0185
AQIS information requirements to support assessment of non-commodity concerns associated with imported cargo
All documentation presented to AQIS to assist in determining the level of quarantine risk posed by transportation pathways and packaging must meet the requirements of the Non-Commodity Information Requirements Policy. These requirements address:
|Entry Management  EM0148
Store at -18°C for 7 consecutive days starting when the core temperature of the consignment reaches -18°C. A core temperature of -18°C must be maintained over 7 consecutive days.
|Import Permit Fee  IPF0004
Import Permit Fees (where applicable) – Category 3
This commodity is classified as a Category 3 assessment for the purposes of determining the Import Permit fee rate that applies. The fee rate is $160.00 (for any assessment period up to 2 hours) and $40.00 for each quarter hour, or part of a quarter hour, after the 2-hour period. Note that in addition to the assessment fee an electronic lodgement fee of $85.00 or a manual lodgement fee of $150.00 also applies.
An assessable item means an item identified on an Import Permit application as consisting of goods of a class imported, or to be imported, from a particular country for a particular use.
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