2016-61 - Business Systems Program – How to return old stock tamper-indicative seal and bolt seals to the department by 2 December 2016

​​​​28 October 2016

Purpose

To advise industry of the process for returning old stock of tamper-indicative seals and bolt seals to the department by 2 December 2016. Old seals can be returned after implementation of seals with the new design on 20 November 2016.

Establishment responsibilities

Establishments must:

  • commence using only seals with the new design on 20 November 2016.
  • isolate all seals with the old design and store securely.
  • complete the form (Appendix 1) and arrange for the return of all old stock to the department.

Summary of changes and key points

This notice applies to all export registered and relevant export listed establishments.

Return old stock of tamper-indicative seals and bolt seals by 2 December 2016.

Any tamper-indicative seal and bolt seal with ‘DAFFA’ or ‘PI’ design must cease being used on 19 November 2016 and all stock isolated and stored securely.

Establishments must count and record the serial numbers of all old stock and record the details on the Export Security Seal Return and Reconciliation Form in Appendix 1 of this notice.

Scan and email the completed form to North East Meat Stores.

Return the stock by reply paid mail, accompanied by the hard copy of the form to:

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Attention: Cheryl Moore
Reply Paid 222
Hamilton Central  QLD  4007

Implementation of tamper-indicative seal and bolt seal.

Only seals with the new ‘AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT’ design can be used from 20 November 2016.

If you have not yet ordered or received stock of new seals, contact North East Meat Stores.

Background

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has undergone a number of name changes in the past few years, which have presented challenges for our agricultural exporters and importing authorities.

This change is aimed towards streamlining administration and avoiding further changes to official stamps and seals where possible.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this IAN please email North East Meat Stores.

Dr Chris Parker
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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