54-2018 - Changes under the Automatic Entry Processing reform affecting approved arrangements managing non-commodity concerns

14 June 2018

Who does this notice affect?

Biosecurity industry participants operating an approved arrangement (AA) broker class 19.1 and 19.2 and AA site holding class 1 approval.

What has changed?

As part of the Automatic Entry Processing (AEP) reform project the department is implementing some enhancements to the Agriculture Import Management System (AIMS) for the management of non-commodity concerns.

From 23 June 2018 the system will apply a non-commodity line in the AIMS entry when a BIP operating a broker class 19.1 AA declares non-commodity concern at lodgement of the import declaration in the Integrated Cargo System.  The non-commodity line will be added for the purpose of assigning a biosecurity direction that directs BIPs operating class 1 sites to assess and manage the non-commodity concerns.

In some instances, directions to assess and mange declared non-commodity concerns will be issued separately from directions to manage commodity concerns.  BIPs must ensure all lines/goods assigned to a biosecurity direction are actioned in accordance with the direction and requirements of their arrangement.

Further information

For further information please see the Automatic Entry Processing (AEP) Reform web page.  Please contact AEP support if you have any questions.