Please note there have been some significant changes to the importation of goods to Australia, attached you will find new information regarding the new laws coming into effect 16/6/16.

All conditionally non-prohibited goods entering Australia must meet specified import conditions and requirements as detailed in the department’s online Biosecurity Import Conditions system BICON. This may include the requirement for an import permit.

With the commencement of the new Biosecurity Act 2015 on 16 June 2016, importers are reminded of the need for an import permit prior to the arrival of goods in Australia. If you intend to import goods into Australia you must comply with the new legislation.   Importers who land goods without a permit will be required to provide information to the department to enable a biosecurity risk assessment to be undertaken. Where possible, the department will manage the biosecurity risk by reviewing documentation such as competent authority certification (e.g. phytosanitary certificates or veterinary certificates), manufacturer’s statements, by treating the goods or other risk mitigation measures.

These requirements will align with the usual import conditions that apply to that particular class of goods.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your customer broker at CEO.

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