Import industry advice notices 2019

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Import industry advice notices 2019
​DateNo.Description
24 September 2019153-2019Removal of systems approach as a pest risk management measure for bean thrips on fresh oranges and mandarins from the United States of America
23 September 2019152-2019 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Information Sessions Being Held In Turkey
23 September 2019151-2019 Service Disruption: From 20:00 to 23:59 Sunday 29 September 2019 (AEST) - BICON
17 September 2019150-2019 Guidance for conducting BMSB Treatments
16 September 2019149-2019 Changes to inspection procedures on non-viable rice
13 September 2019148-2019 Changes to import conditions for chicken meat, chicken eggs, chicken meat products and pet food from New Zealand
6 September 2019147-2019 Commencement of the 2019-2020 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) Risk Season - 1 September 2019
4 September 2019146-2019 Update to the specifications for construction, certification and use of sea freight container inspection stands
2 September 2019145-2019 New Import conditions for salmon from approved countries (excluding New Zealand) have been implemented
30 August 2019144-2019 Implementation of new and updated approved arrangement classes to support the 2019-20 BMSB risk season, effective 30 August 2019
30 August 2019143-2019 Weekend diagnostics trial for cut flower imports starting in September
​30 August 2019
​142-2019
Mandatory import permits for cut flowers from 1 September
​29 August 2019
​141-2019
BICON invoicing services, COLS, OPP and PEBS unavailable from 23:30 Thursday 29 August to 00:15 Friday 30 August 2019 (AEST)
29 August 2019
140-2019 Cut flower and foliage shipments with incomplete phytosanitary certification will not be permitted entry to Australia from 1 September 2019
28 August 2019139-2019 Automatic entry processing for commodities (AEPCOMM) expansion is now live
28 August 2019138-2019 The Biosecurity Act – update on the use of infringement notices across all import pathways
26 August 2019137-2019 COLS Service Disruption: 23:00 Tuesday 27 August to 04:00 Wednesday 28 August 2019 (AEST)
22 August 2019136-2019 BICON unavailable from 21:30 Thursday 22 August to 01:00 Friday 23 August 2019 (AEST)
18 August 2019135-2019 Outage extended: BICON unavailable from 23:30 Saturday 17 August to 08:30 Sunday 18 August 2019 (AEST)
16 August 2019134-2019 Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) and Offline Forms Updated
13 August 2019133-2019 MARS unavailable from 23:00 Saturday 17 August to 02:00 Sunday 18 August 2019 (AEST)
13 August 2019132-2019 BICON unavailable from 23:30 Saturday 17 August to 03:00 Sunday 18 August 2019 (AEST)
12 Auust 2019131-2019 COLS, OPP and PEBS unavailable from 23:00 Tuesday 13 August to 06:00 Wednesday 14 August 2019 (AEST)
8 August 2019130-2019 Reminder to Industry: changes to import conditions for fresh garlic bulbs for human consumption, to take effect 1 September 2019
7 August 2019129-2019 The department is implementing a number of new fresh produce commodities onto the Compliance Based Intervention Scheme (CBIS)
7 August 2019128-2019 Treatment requirements for the 2019-20 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) risk season
5 August 2019127-2019 eCert for Imports: sanitary certificates from New Zealand goes live
5 August 2019126-2019 BICON invoicing services, COLS, OPP and PEBS and PEMS unavailable from 23:00 Thursday 08 August to 05:00 Friday 09 August 2019 (AEST)
5 August 2019125-2019 Reminder: Import permits required to import cut flowers and foliage from Kenya, Colombia and Ecuador from 1 September 2019
2 August 2019124-2019 Plant based stock feed, pet food, fertiliser, baits and bioremediation BICON permit assessment timeframes
31 July 2019123-2019 Managing international goods on non-commercial vessels
31 July 2019122-2019 Automatic Entry Processing for Commodities (AEPCOMM) Expansion
31 July 2019121-2019 BICON invoicing services, COLS, OPP and PEBS unavailable from 23:00 Thursday 01 August to 00:30 Friday 02 August 2019 (AEST)
29 July 2019120-2019 MARS and PEMS unavailable from 23:00 Saturday 03 August to 02:00 Sunday 04 August 2019 (AEST)
26 July 2019119-2019 Register as a Master Consolidator importing LCL/FAK containers during the 2019-20 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) risk season
26 July 2019118-2019 Addition of New Zealand sanitary certificates to eCert for Imports
23 July 2019117-2019 BICON invoicing services, COLS, OPP and PEBS unavailable from 23:30 Thursday 25 July to 02:00 Friday 26 July 2019 (AEST)
19 July 2019116-2019 New requirements for parboiled rice for human consumption
17 July 2019115-2019 COLS, MARS, OPP, PEBS and PEMS unavailable from 23:00 Monday 22 July to 04:00 Tuesday 23 July 2019 (AEST)
11 July 2019114-2019 Urgent scheduled outage to BICON - 23:30 Thursday 11 July to 00:30 Friday 12 July 2019 (AEST)
11 July 2019113-2019 Mandatory pre-shipment methyl bromide fumigation for fresh asparagus imported from Mexico and Peru
8 July 2019112-2019 EXDOC unavailable from 20:00 to 21:00 Sunday 14 July 2019 (AEST)
8 July 2019111-2019 MARS and PEMS unavailable from 23:00 Saturday 13 July to 02:00 Sunday 14 July 2019 (AEST)
5 July 2019110-2019 Name change of operational groups within Biosecurity Operations Division
3 July 2019109-2019 Addition of the Philippines to list of countries able to meet Australia’s enhanced import conditions for uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn products
1 July 2019108-2019 Permits required from 1 September for imports of cut flowers and foliage from countries with high non-compliance and high volumes of trade
28 June 2019107-2019 Changes to the post entry processing requirements for imported salmon from approved countries (excluding New Zealand).
28 June 2019106-2019 New import conditions for thermally treated salmonid products from a country with an approved competent authority
28 June 2019105-2019 Changes to the clearance of avocados exported from New Zealand
27 June 2019104-2019 Mandatory offshore methyl bromide fumigation for fresh persimmons from the United States of America
27 June 2019103-2019 2019-20 Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) treatment providers scheme and application forms
26 June 2019102-2019 Urgent scheduled outage: 23:00 Thursday 27 June to 04:00 Friday 28 June 2019 (AEST) – Multiple systems.
25 June 2019101-2019 Changes to the clearance of stone fruit and cherries from the United States of America
25 June 2019100-2019 Changes to import conditions for fresh garlic bulbs for human consumption, to take effect 1 September 2019
24 June 201999-2019 BICON financial services will be impacted between 23:00 Saturday 29 June to 05:00 Sunday 30 June 2019 (AEST)
24 June 201998-2019 COLS, MARS, OPP, PEBS and PEMS unavailable from 23:00 Saturday 29 June 2019 to 05:00 Sunday 30 June 2019 (AEST)
21 June 201997-2019 Services restored: Messaging delay impacting AIMS, ICS, SAC and S-Cargo – Friday 21 June 2019
21 June 201996-2019 Unscheduled service disruption impacting AIMS, ICS, SAC and S-Cargo messaging – Friday 21 June 2019
20 June 201995-2019 Services restored: Messaging delay impacting AIMS, ICS, SAC and S-Cargo – Thursday 20 June 2019
17 June 201994-2019 Mandatory offshore methyl bromide fumigation for fresh pomegranates from the United States of America
17 June 201993-2019 Addition of Ecuador to list of countries able to meet Australia’s enhanced import conditions for uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn products
17 June 201992-2019 Scheduled maintenance of department’s website: 20:00 to 22:00 Friday 21 June and 02:30 to 07:30 Saturday 22 June 2019 (AEST)
11 June 201991-2019 Change of Department of Agriculture name and logo on AIMS directions
6 June 201990-2019 The use of bait while fishing from international vessels in Australian waters
​5 June 2019
89-2019
2019-20 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) seasonal measures
3 June 201988-2019 PEBS unavailable from 23:00 to 23:30 Friday 07 June 2019 (AEST)
31 May 201987-2019 Issuance of 2019-20 approved arrangement annual levy delayed
30 May 201986-2019 BICON unavailable from 23:00 Saturday 1 June to 04:00 Sunday 2 June 2019 (AEST)
30 May 201985-2019 Permits required from 1 September for imports of cut flowers and foliage from countries with high non-compliance and high volumes of trade
28 May 201984-2019 How to receive notifications about changes to BICON Cases
28 May 201983-2019 BICON invoicing services impacted from 21:30 to 22:00 Wednesday 29 May 2019 (AEST)
28 May 201982-2019 BICON invoicing services, COLS, OPP and PEBS unavailable from 23:00 Wednesday 29 May 2019 to 02:30 Thursday 30 May 2019 (AEST)
24 May 201981-2019 Change to the Khapra Beetle country distribution list
22 May 201980-2019 Issuance of 2019-20 approved arrangement annual levy
21 May 201979-2019 BICON invoicing services impacted from 21:30 to 22:00 Thursday 23 May 2019 (AEST)
21 May 201978-2019 PEMS unavailable from 21:30 Friday 24 May to 00:30 Saturday 25 May 2019 (AEST)
20 May 201977-2019 COLS, MARS, OPP, PEBS and PEMS unavailable from 23:00 Wednesday 22 May 2019 to 05:00 Thursday 23 May 2019 (AEST)
20 May 201976-2019 Conclusion of the 2018-2019 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) Risk Season
17 May 201975-2019 Services Restored: COLS as of 11:05 Friday 17 May 2019 (AEST)
17 May 201974-2019 Unscheduled Outage: COLS as of 10:40 Friday 17 May 2019 (AEST)
16 May 201973-2019 Addition of Peru to list of countries able to meet Australia’s enhanced import conditions for uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn products
16 May 201972-2019 Services Restored: COLS as of 12:15 Thursday 16 May 2019 (AEST)
16 May 201971-2019 Unscheduled Outage: COLS as of 11:15 Thursday 16 May 2019 (AEST)
16 May 201970-2019 Services Restored: COLS as of 09:35 Thursday 16 May 2019 (AEST)
16 May 201969-2019 Service Disruption: COLS as of 08:45 Thursday 16 May 2019 (AEST)
14 May 201968-2019 Services Restored: COLS as of 15:40 Tuesday 14 May 2019 (AEST)
14 May 201967-2019 Update: Service Disruption - COLS as of 15:10 Tuesday 14 May 2019 (AEST)
14 May 201966-2019 Scheduled Outage: Departmental systems unavailable from 00:01 to 04:00 Sunday 19 May 2019 (AEST)
13 May 201965-2019 COLS, MARS, OPP, PEBS and PEMS unavailable from 23:00 Wednesday 15 May 2019 to 04:00 Thursday 16 May 2019 (AEST)
8 May 201964-2019 Cancelled: COLS, MARS, OPP, PEBS and PEMS unavailable from 23:00 Friday 10 May 2019 to 04:00 Saturday 11 May 2019 (AEST)
6 May 201963-2019 COLS, MARS, OPP, PEBS and PEMS unavailable from 23:00 Friday 10 May 2019 to 04:00 Saturday 11 May 2019 (AEST)
6 May 201962-2019 Scheduled Outage: Departmental systems unavailable from 00:01 to 04:00 Saturday 11 May 2019 and 00:01 to 04:00 Sunday 12 May 2019 (AEST)
3 May 201961-2019 Plant based stock feed BICON permit assessment timeframes
30 April 201960-2019 Conclusion of Burnt Pine Longicorn (BPL) Vessel Inspections
30​ April 201959-2019 Cessation of double catering agreements
29 April 201958-2019 eCert for Imports from Indonesia goes live
29 April 201957-2019 Preparation for the 2019-20 for Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) risk season
26 April 201956-2019 AA, COLS & PEBS unavailable from 23:00 Wednesday 01 May to 00:30 Thursday 02 May 2019 (AEST)
15 April 201955-2019 Addition of Indonesia to eCert for Imports
12 April 201954-2019 Fresh citrus fruit from the United States (US) – Biosecurity outcomes for consignments containing split or damaged fruit
12 April 201953-2019 Request for industry feedback: Minimum documentary and import declaration requirements policy review
12 April 201952-2019 Fresh citrus fruit from the United States (US) – Biosecurity outcomes for consignments containing split or damaged fruit
1 April 201951-2019 COLS Lodgement Error, Thursday 11 April 2019 (AEST)
​​11 April 2019​​50-2019​Cancelled: COLS, PEBS & AA unavailable from 23:00 Thursday 11 April to 00:30 Friday 12 April 2019 (AEST)
11 April 2019​49-2019 ​Services Restored - Unscheduled Service Disruption Impacting Several Systems, Thursday 11 April 2019 (AEST)​
​11 April 2019​48-2019 ​Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) Offline Forms Updated
11 April 201947-2019 Unscheduled Service Disruption Impacting Several Systems, Thursday 11 April 2019 (AEST)
9 April 201946-2019 PEBS, AA and QMS unavailable from 21:00 Wednesday 10 April 2019 to 02:00 Thursday 11 April 2019 (AEST)
8 April 201945-2019 COLS, PEBS & AA unavailable from 23:00 Thursday 11 April to 00:30 Friday 12 April 2019 (AEST)
8 April 201944-2019 MARS unavailable from 23:00 Friday 12 April 2019 to 02:00 Saturday 13 April 2019 (AEST)
​27 March 2019​43-2019Register your interest in attending the Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) 2019-20 season Industry information sessions.
26 March 201942-2019 BICON, COLS, EXDOC, MARS, PEBS and PEMS unavailable from 00:01 to 03:00 Friday 29 March 2019 (AEDT)
25 March 201941-2019 COLS, MARS, OPP, PEBS and PEMS unavailable from 23:30 Saturday 30 March 2019 to 03:50 Sunday 31 March 2019 (AEDT)
25 March 201940-2019 Cancelled - ​MARS unavailable from 23:00 Friday 29 March 2019 to 02:00 Saturday 30 March 2019 (AEDT)
22 March 201939-2019 COLS, OPP and PEMS unavailable from 23:00 Friday 22 March 2019 to 05:00 Saturday 23 March 2019 (AEDT)
22 March 201938-2019 Amendment to 35-2019 Clearance of fresh cut flowers and foliage consignments on long weekends and the lead up to Mother’s Day 2019
19 March 201937-2019 Services Restored - Unscheduled Service Disruption Impacting AIMS, COLS, ICS, S-Cargo and SAC Tuesday 19 March 2019 (AEDT)
​15 March 2019​36-2019Department of Agriculture and Water Resources S-Cargo Scheduled Outage Notification 21:00 Saturday 16 March 2019 – 01:00 Sunday 17 March 2019 (AEDT)
15 March 201935-2019 Clearance of fresh cut flowers and foliage consignments on long weekends and the lead up to Mother’s Day 2019
12 March 201934-2019 PEMS unavailable from 21:00 Saturday 16 March to 00:00 Sunday 17 March 2019 (AEDT)
​7 Marc​​​​h 2019​33-2019PEMS unavailable from 21:00 to 21:30 Thursday 07 March 2019 (AEDT).
​6 Marc​​​​h 2019​32-2019Resolved - Delay with invoices and receipts being issued from Post Entry Biosecurity System (PEBS), Cargo Online Lodgement System (COLS), Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) and the Online Payment Portal (OPP).​
4 March 201931-2019 MARS unavailable from 23:00 Friday 08 March 2019 to 01:00 Saturday 09 March 2019 (AEDT)
1 March 201930-2019 COLS, MARS, OPP, PEBS and PEMS unavailable from 23:00 Wednesday 06 March 2019 to 04:00 Thursday 07 March 2019 (AEDT)
28 February 201929-2019 Resolved - Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website intermittently unavailable Thursday 28 February 2019​
27 February 201928-2019 BICON, COLS, EXDOC, MARS PEBS and PEMS - Unavailable from 23:00 to 23:59 Friday 01 March 2019 (AEDT)
26 February 201927-2019 Department of Agriculture and Water Resources delay with invoices and receipts being issued from Post Entry Biosecurity System (PEBS), Cargo Online Lodgement System (COLS), Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) and the Online Payment Portal (OPP)
25 February 201926-2019 COLS, PEBS and OPP unavailable from 23:30 Friday 1 March 2019 to 00:30 Saturday 2 March 2019 (AEDT)
21 February 201925-2019 BICON, COLS, EXDOC, MARS and PEBS - Unavailable from 23:00 to 23:59 Friday 22 February 2019 (AEDT)
19 February 201924-2019 Interim measures for goods treated with sulfuryl fluoride fumigation
15 February 201923-2019 Regulator Performance Framework 2017-18 self-assessments
15 February 201922-2019 Department of Agriculture and Water Resources S-Cargo Scheduled Outage Notification 21:00 Saturday 16 February 2019 – 05​:00 Sunday 17 February 2019 (AEDT)
15 February 201921-2019 COLS and PEBS unavailable from 23:00 Wednesday 20 February to 01:00 Thursday 21 February 2019 (AEDT)
13 February 201920-2019 Amendment to 2018-19 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) seasonal measures for vessels
11 February 201919-2019 Addition of Germany to list of approved Salmonid processing countries
11 February 201918-2019 BICON, COLS, EXDOC, MARS and PEBS - Unavailable from 00:01 to 03:00 Saturday 16 February 2019 (AEDT)
6 February 201917-2019 Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Treatment Providers Scheme: treatment provider suspension: Triveneta Disinfestazioni S.r.l (AEI: IT4005SB)
6 February 201916-2019 Amendment to 2018-19 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) seasonal measures for vessels
5 February 201915-2019 Interim measures for goods treated with sulfuryl fluoride fumigation
1 February 201914-2019 COLS, MARS, PEBS & PEMS unavailable from 23:00 Thursday 7 February to 00:05 Friday 8 February 2019 (AEDT)
1 February 201913-2019 Clearance of fresh cut flowers and foliage consignments in the lead up to Valentine’s Day
30 January 201912-2019 Reporting requirements for goods treated with sulfuryl fluoride fumigation
25 January 201911-2019 BICON unavailable from 23:30 Saturday 2 February to 04:00 Sunday 3 February 2019 (AEDT)
25 January 201910-2019 COLS, MARS, PEBS and OPP unavailable from 23:30 Wednesday 30 January to 02:30 Thursday 31 January 2019 (AEDT)
25 January 201909-2019 Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Treatment Providers Scheme: reinstatement of Italian heat treatment providers
21 January 201908-2019 BICON, COLS, EXDOC, MARS and PEBS - Unavailable from 00:00 to 02:00 Friday 25 January 2019 (AEDT)
15 January 201907-2019 Recent prosecution for failing to comply with departmental directions
14 January 201906-2019 BICON, COLS, PEBS, EXDOC & MARS - Unavailable from 00:01 to 03:00 Saturday 19 January 2019 (AEDT)
11 January 201905-2019 Interim process for goods treated with sulfuryl fluoride fumigation
11 January 201904-2019 Information requirements for payments made to the department by verified electronic funds transfer (EFT)
8 January 201903-2019 Reminder - fees and charges for aircraft disinsection
7 January 201902-2019 Service Disruption: Cargo Online Lodgement System, Maritime Arrivals Reporting System, Online Payment Service and the Post Entry Biosecurity System from 23:30 Friday 11 January to 04:30 Saturday 12 January 2019 (AEDT)
7 January 201901-2019 Clearance of fresh cut flowers and foliage consignments on the Australia Day long weekend and Valentine’s Day