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).
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Burnt Pine Longicorn (BPL) season in New Zealand closed
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) New Zealand has advised DAFF Biosecurity that the 2011-2012 Burnt Pine Longicorn (also known as Arhopalus tristis or Arhopalus ferus) flight season has closed .
All timber shipped from New Zealand before midnight on 20 April 2012 must still comply with Condition C8892.
MAF will continue to have trapping carried out through May 2012 to ensure that any late flights are detected. An Industry notice will be released notifying importers if the season re-commences.
If you require further clarification of import requirements please contact the Timber and Timber Products National Co-ordination Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 03 8318 6929.