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Apples from USA (2008)

​ In 2008, we commenced an import risk analysis for fresh apple fruit from the Pacific Northwest States (Oregon, Idaho and Washington) from the United States of America (USA) and released a draft report in 2009 for public consultation.

This risk analysis was progressed as an expanded Import Risk Analysis (IRA) under the Quarantine Regulations 2000.

In 2010, we ‘stopped the clock’ on the expanded IRA using the provisions under the Quarantine Regulations 2000. This was required to allow the USA time to propose risk management measures for three fruit rots that are associated with apples from the USA.

On 16 June 2016, the Quarantine Act 1908 and Quarantine Regulations 2000 were repealed and replaced by the Biosecurity Act 2015 and Biosecurity Regulation 2016. As a result, the expanded IRA for fresh apple fruit from the USA has ceased.

We now undertake plant import risk analyses in accordance with the Biosecurity Act 2015 and Biosecurity Regulation 2016.

We have commenced a new risk analysis for fresh apple fruit from the Pacific Northwest States from the USA under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

Documents relating to the import risk analysis for apples from the USA
NumberDateDescription
2010/044 Mar 10

Biosecurity Australia Advice notifying that the ‘stop the clock’ mechanism has been invoked (as of today) for the import risk analysis for fresh apple fruit from the USA

Import Risk Analysis for Fresh Apple Fruit from the United States of America Pacific Northwest States

N/A Submissions in response to the draft import risk analysis report for fresh apple fruit from the USA
N/A Meeting summaries
2009/2622 Oct 09 Biosecurity Australia Advice notifying the release of draft import risk analysis report for fresh apple fruit from the USA

Release of draft import risk analysis report for for fresh apple fruit from the USAPDF Icon PDF [2.8 MB]

 N/A5 Sep 08  Submissions in response to the Issues paper for the import risk analysis of fresh apple fruit from the USA
2008/207 Jul 08

Biosecurity Australia Advice notifying the release of the issues paper for the import risk analysis of fresh apple fruit from the USA

Issues paper for the import risk analysis of fresh apple fruit from the USA PDF Icon PDF [165 KB] PDF Icon Word [419 KB]

2008/0617 Mar 08 Commencement of an import risk analysis for apple fruit from the USA

​Contact information

For more information, stakeholders can email imports or phone 1800 900 090 (option 1, option 1).

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