Import case details - public listing
|Commodity:||Aquaculture Equipment- Used|
Aeration equipment (eg. paddlewheels), water pumps (internal & external components and all, Aquaculture Equipment- Used, Buoys/floats, Charcoal filters, screens etc. and all associated pipes and plumbing, Fish bin, Fish-mollusc-crustacean grading/sorting/counting equipment, Nets/cages/pens (including floatation attachments and ropes), Tanks/bins/aquaria (glass/plastic/steel/fiberglass and all associated pipes and plumbing), Water treatment units (filters, UV, ozone, heat exchangers, charcoal filters, screens etc. and all , Well boats/tender boats (and all associated pipes and plumbing)
|Date printed:||May 24 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 importerís responsibility to verify the accuracy and completeness of the
information at the time of importation.
It is the importerís 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 not required.
2. A Quarantine Entry must be lodged for each consignment.
3. Used aquaculture equipment is defined as equipment used in the freshwater and/or seawater farming of aquatic animals, that has been in direct contact with:
a) live farmed aquatic animals, and/or
b) water that has held live farmed aquatic animals (e.g. tanks, nets, pipes, pumps etc).
4. All used aquaculture equipment will be subject to inspection on arrival at a Class 1.1 metropolitan Quarantine Approved Premises (QAP), to ensure freedom from quarantine risk material, biofouling (such as barnacles, seaweed, algae etc) and all animal or plant material (alive or dead) and organic debris.
5.††††† For used equipment that is of Australian origin and has been used to export aquatic animals from Australia, and is being returned, inspection and disinfection can be conducted at a Class 1.3 DAFF approved facility, providing there are adequate facilities available for inspection and treatment.
6. If the equipment is found to be unclean on inspection, it will be subject to further treatment by steam cleaning (T9914) at the importers expense, prior to mandatory disinfection treatment.
7. Prior to release from quarantine, all used equipment must be disinfected with Virkon-S (T10042) under the supervision of a quarantine officer at the nominated Class 1.1 metropolitan QAP.
8. Equipment can be complex by design, which may prevent access to all possible sites of contamination. Importers are responsible for arranging either partial or full dismantling to allow access to all possible sites of contamination. Equipment will remain under quarantine until the AQIS officer is completely satisfied that all sites of possible contamination have been thoroughly examined.
Most aquaculture equipment can be divided into four treatment categories:
A. Fibrous materials (e.g. bundles of nets, ropes, fabrics, etc) must be immersed in a solution of Virkon S for 10 minutes and then rinsed with clean water.
Nets too large for immersion must be unraveled and treated by folding on one side and spraying with Virkon S in sections until that side has been treated. Repeat for other side until the entire net has been treated.
B. Non-porous materials (e.g. boat surfaces, aeration paddlewheels, external surfaces of water treatment units, etc) must be sprayed with a solution of Virkon S.
When spraying, always treat from top to bottom and inside to outside.
Pumps, filters and plumbing that are free of biofouling must be immersed where practical, dismantling as necessary and if required.
C. Items too large for immersion are to be dismantled to allow internal access for spraying with a solution of Virkon S. Some large items such as complex water treatment units and tanks with associated plumbing still attached must be treated using the Virkon Terminal Disinfection method below.
a. Isolate header tank at the mains and drain off to drinker points farthest from tank.
b. Clean out any gross soiling and debris.
c. Refill with water and add the appropriate volume of Virkon-S powder.
d. Thoroughly stir and leave for 10 minutes.
e. Flush system through to all drain-off points and leave for a further 50 minutes before draining system and refilling with clean water.
D. Sensitive equipment: While machinery for aquaculture with a high level of electronics may be designed for harsh, wet and often corrosive conditions, sensitive electronic equipment may be fogged with a very fine mist of Virkon-S. Equipment that has been directed for cleaning must be reinspected by AQIS.
9. Equipment that cannot be adequately cleaned will be exported from Australia or destroyed in an AQIS approved method.
|Entry Management  EM0184
DAFF minimum documentary requirements to support assessment of all documentation
All documentation presented to DAFF as part of the import process must meet the requirements of the Minimum Documentary Requirements Policy. These requirements include:
|Entry Management  EM0185
DAFF information requirements to support assessment of non-commodity concerns associated with imported cargo
All documentation presented to DAFF 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:
1% solution Virkon-S (Antec)
Thorough spraying at a minimum rate of 300mls/sq m with 1% Virkon-S solution for a minimum of 1 minute and maximum 10 minutes.
Note: Repeated exposure to Virkon-S for periods exceeding 10 minutes can be mildly corrosive for brass and galvanised iron. Rinse such items with clean water within 10 minutes of application.
Treat contamination sites and surrounding areas with hot water under pressure, ensuring all adhering soil and contamination is completely removed.
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