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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Notice to Quarantine Approved Premises (QAP) Operators (Class 6.4) and DAFF Biosecurity staff: Removal of requirement for indicator plants in QAPs growing Tulipa species
Effective immediately, Class 6.4 QAPs growing Tulip bulbs will no longer be required to grow indicator plants as part of their Integrated Pest Management Program. Indicator plants are currently used to monitor presence of thrips in Tulip crops. Plant Biosecurity have advised that thrips can be sufficiently monitored through the use of yellow sticky traps and through crop inspections.
The ICON database has been changed to reflect the above. DAFF Biosecurity will also be amending all current Import permits for Tulipa spp.
Please contact the Plant Quarantine Program at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on (02) 6272 3917 if you have any queries.