Cargo Compliance Verification

​​​​​Cargo Compliance Verification (CCV) inspections are conducted by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment on containerised sea cargo imported into Australia. This is a part of the system of verification that ensures the integrity of the Australian biosecurity system.

A robust biosecurity system helps protect Australia’s agricultural industries, economy, human health and environment from exotic pests and diseases. The department, along with other jurisdictions, industry and the community, plays a vital role in maintaining Australia’s enviable biosecurity status.

Through the inspection program we aim to ensure that:

  • Importers and their agents comply with all import requirements​​;
  • The department's intervention program is operating effectively and targeting those imports that pose the greatest biosecurity risk;
  • Information on emerging biosecurity risks, including from commodities which are not typically directed for inspection, is captured and actioned.

These inspections are a valuable opportunity to discuss biosecurity procedures and requirements with us if you have had limited interaction with the department.

For questions about the Cargo Compliance Verification program, contact the general enquires​ or contact your local regional Office

For more information visit Cargo Compliance Verification frequently asked questions.

Last reviewed: 7 September 2020
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