2012-27 - Plant Export Operations - Indian Weed List Update

​​25 June 2012

Purpose

This Industry Advice Notice (IAN) supersedes IAN 2004/17 and is issued to inform exporters that the Indian Plant Protection Organisation has updated the list of prohibited weed seeds for Australian Commodities.

Background

The Plant Quarantine Organisation of India has revised the prohibited weed seed list for Australian commodities, removing Bromus diandrus and Bromus ridigus from the list of weeds of quarantine concern. Details of the updated legislation is available from the Plant Quarantine Organisati​on of India website.

The following is a list of prohibited weed seeds for Australian exporters of plants and product Products to India:

No

Weed Seed

No

Weed Seed

1

Allium vineale

17

Froelichia floridana

2

Ambrosia maritime

18

Helianthus californicus

3

Ambrosia psilostrachya

19

Helianthus ciliaris

4

Ambrosia trifida

20

Heliotropium amplexicaule

5

Apera-spica-venti

21

Leersia japonica

6

Bromus secalinus

22

Matricaria performatum

7

Cenchrus tribuloides

23

Polygonum cuspidatum

8

Centaurea diffusa

24

Proboscidea louisianica

9

Centaurea maculosa

25

Salsola vermiculata

10

Centaurea solstitialis

26

Senecia jacobaea

11

Centaurea pumilum

27

Solanum carolinense

12

Centaurea spinosum

28

Striga hermonthica

13

Cordia curassavica

29

Thesium australe

14

Cuscuta australis 

30

Thesium humiaale

15

Cynoglossum officinale

31

Viola arvensis

16

Echinochloa crus-pavonts

-

-

Exporter’s responsibilities

  1. Exporters must present an import permit (if required) and other relevant documents when booking an inspection.
  2. Exporters must ensure that consignments of plants and plant products are free of all weed species prohibited under Schedule VIII (listed above) of the Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) Order 2003 and present a certificate of analysis from a representative sample analysed by a laboratory for the presence of the prohibited weed species to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.
  3. Exporters must refer to the Manual of Importing Country Requirements prior to export to ensure import conditions can be complied with.

Authorised Officer’s responsibilities

  1. Authorised officers must inspect the goods and be satisfied there are no weeds seeds of quarantine concern to India present in the inspected samples before the goods can be passed as export compliant.
For any further details please contact Grain and Seed Export program on +61 02 6272 3229.

Kylie Calhoun
A/g Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations
Contact Grain Export

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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