Lodging import documents

​COLS cannot process all items for import.

You can submit some items to the import assessment team with the item’s description in the subject line. The items are:

You can submit self-assessed clearances (SACs) to the SAC team with the item in the subject line. The items are:

  • perishable or urgent goods – for goods of live animals, airfreight perishables, non-refrigerated perishables, urgent medical supplies and fumigation reports
  • movement advice for animal transport equipment.

Imported food

Lot codes must be included in your initial lodgment, using the "Additional Comments" field in COLS

You can email the IFIS Inspection Support to:

  • request a post-inspection lot code, if requested
  • submit failed food notices for further action by the department.

You can submit an Imported Food Laboratory nomination form by emailing the import assessment team with "Laboratory Nomination" in the subject line.

You can find out about document requirements for food imports on lodging food import declarations and documentation web page.