ANNOUNCEMENT 25 May 2016

The Australian government revoked the obligation for an import permit for several different products originating in different locations.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

5

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 5 liberalising

SOURCE

Australian Government. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. Notice to Industry 37/2016. Available at: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/biosecurity/import/general-info/ian/16/notice-to-industry-37-2016.pdf

Inception date: 16 Jun 2016 | Removal date: open ended

Import licensing requirement

On May 25, 2016, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources of Australia issued Notice 37/2016 eliminating the import permit requirements on used machinery and tires; certain animal feeds, peat; selected fresh fruit, vegetables, fungi, and herbs; different plant products including certain semi-processed plant products.

The new changes entered into force on June 16, 2016.

Inception date: 16 Jun 2016 | Removal date: open ended

Import licensing requirement

Notice 37/2016 issued on May 25, 2016, by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources of Australia also eliminated the import permit requirements on selected fresh fruit, herbs and vegetables, and different plant products originating from New Zealand.

The new changes entered into force on June 16, 2016.

Inception date: 16 Jun 2016 | Removal date: open ended

Import licensing requirement

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources of Australia vi Notice 37/2016 issued on May 25, 2016, also eliminated the import permit requirements on selected fresh fruit, herbs and vegetables originating from New Zealand and the United States of America.

The new changes entered into force on June 16, 2016.

Inception date: 16 Jun 2016 | Removal date: open ended

Import licensing requirement

Notice 37/2016 issued by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources of Australia on May 25, 2016, also eliminated the import permit requirements on selected fresh fruit, herbs and vegetables, and different plant products originating from Albania, American Samoa, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cook Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kingdom of Tonga, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Palau, Pitcairn Island, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Nauru, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Islands.

The new changes entered into force on June 16, 2016.

Inception date: 16 Jun 2016 | Removal date: open ended

Import licensing requirement

In addition, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources of Australia also eliminated the import permit requirements on selected fresh fruit, herbs and vegetables from different locations depending on the products. The affected jurisdictions are American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kingdom of Tonga, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Island, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Egypt, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, United States of America, Netherlands, South Korea, Japan, China, France, Bolivia, Brazil, Thailand, Chile, Malaysia, Indonesia and Italy.

The new changes entered into force on June 16, 2016.