9 April 2021
Who does this notice affect?
The following information is relevant to Biosecurity Industry Participants (BIPs) and accredited persons operating under Class 19.1: Non-commodity for Containerised Cargo Clearance (NCCC) and Class 19.2 automatic entry processing for commodities (AEPCOMM) approved arrangement.
What has changed?
As notified in IAN 34-2021, Phase 6A of the khapra beetle urgent actions will commence from 12 April 2021. Phase 6A will introduce mandatory offshore treatment requirements for target risk sea containers. These changes will impact on the Class 19 Approved Arrangements as outlined below:
Class 19.1 NCCC impacts
The Class 19.1 approved arrangement will not be impacted by the measures for sea containers packed with high-risk plant products however, will be impacted by the measures for FCL/X sea containers that are packed with other goods in khapra beetle countries and destined to rural grain growing postcodes. These measures are scheduled for implementation from mid-2021. We will provide further detail on these impacts closer to that date.
Class 19.2 AEPCOMM impacts
The Class 19.2 approved arrangement will be impacted by the measures for sea containers packed with high-risk plant products for two commodity groups, Milled rice for human consumption and Milling products. The Approved commodities and related information for class 19.2 AEPCOMM approved arrangement has been updated to incorporate the BICON case “Khapra beetle sea container measures” where applicable.
Treatment certificates for target risk sea containers can be assessed by class 19.2 accredited persons along with the standard commodity assessment, provided that the commodity is already in-scope for AEPCOMM (e.g., milled rice and milling products). In such cases, the container risk/container treatment certificate must be assessed before the commodity risk. Use the BICON case: Khapra beetle sea container measures and infographic Khapra beetle sea container measures: onshore assessment, for further guidance on this assessment.
Declaring the Entity Identifier (AEI)
You must enter an AEI number for all treatment certificates issued for khapra beetle container treatments, including those issued by non-registered treatment providers.
For further details, refer to the Sea container measures to protect against khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) and Entity Identifier (AEI) webpages.