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

​​25 June 2012


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.


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: 20 April 2021
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