86-2016 - Importation of fresh cut flowers/foliage of Chrysanthemum spp. and Rosa spp. from specific countries

7 September 2016

Who does this notice affect?

This notice is of interest to importers and customs brokers associated with the importation of fresh cut flowers/foliage of Chrysanthemum spp. and Rosa spp. from specific countries.

What has changed?

A pest risk assessment of the importation of cut flowers of Chrysanthemum spp. and Rosa spp. has been conducted by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. As a result, conditions for fresh cut flowers and foliage of both Chrysanthemum spp. and Rosa spp. have been changed.

It has been determined that:

Chrysanthemum spp. from all countries other than Indonesia, Colombia, Israel, Malaysia, Netherlands, Republic of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Vietnam and India can be imported into Australia subject to an import permit.

Rosa spp. from Canada, USA and European countries can be imported into Australia subject to an Import permit.

The import permit requirement is an interim measure to facilitate trade until a legislative process has been completed that will allow this requirement for an import permit for the importation of Chrysanthemum and Rosa spp. from specific countries to be removed.

Import conditions can be found at Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON) by searching ‘Cut Flowers’.

A further Industry Advice Notice will be issued when the import permit requirement has been removed.

Further information

For further information please email Plant Import Operations at Imports or phone 1800 900 090.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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