Industry Advice Notice no. 2005/19: Empty Dry Box Container Certification Requirements as of 1 July 2005
Date Issued: 9 June 2005
To advise all approved inspectors of the revised empty (dry box) container certification requirements as of 1 July 2005.
During the Review of the Grains (Plants and Plant Products) Orders 1986in September 2000, it was recommended that all container systems units (CSUs) (known in the industry as empty dry box containers) that carry prescribed goods for consumption would require inspection to the one standard (the current grain level i.e. level 2).
The amendments have been included in the Export Control (Plants and Plant Products) Orders 2005 signed by the minister in January 2005.
Requirements for Certification
CSUs that are required to carry prescribed grain and prescribed goods for consumption are now to meet inspection standards as stated in the Export Control (Plants and Plant Products) Orders, Schedule 5, Part 2, Clause 61 (a).
Clause 61 – Empty container system unit inspection states:
The following types of inspection are required for empty container system units:
(a) in the case of container system units for prescribed grain and prescribed goods for consumption – an approved inspector must inspect the container system unit for pests, infestible residues, contaminants and other conditions that could affect the goods;
Full details of the new legislation are available from the following link:
Effective 1 July 2005
All approved inspectors are to ensure that:
- All CSU’s, that are required to be loaded with prescribed grain and prescribed goods for consumption, are inspected and certified as per Schedule 5, Part 2 Clause 61 (a) of the Export Control (Plants and Plant Product) Orders 2005.
- All CSU, that are required to be loaded with non-consumable prescribed goods (eg. logs, wood chips, cotton lint), are to be inspected and certified as per Schedule 5, Part 2 Clause 61 (b) of the Export Control (Plants and Plant Product) Orders 2005.
Please contact your local Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) office to request an application form to register an establishment where prescribed goods are inspected for export and phytosanitary certification.
AQIS Grain Exports Program
Contact officer: Ray Elson
Telephone: 02 6272 4976
Facsimile: 02 6272 3007