09-2018 - Bulk Cargo and Containerised Fertiliser Assessment and Management Polices

30 January 2018

Who does this notice affect?

Importers and customs brokers involved in the import of consignments of mined and chemical fertiliser into Australia.

What has changed?

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources conducted a review into the management of biosecurity risks associated and associated import policy in place for inorganic fertiliser.

As a result of the review, the Imported Inorganic Bulk Cargo Fertiliser (for goods shipped in bulk vessels on a hold by hold basis, both loose and bagged goods) and Containerised Fertiliser (including bulk, in bags greater than 100 kg, and small bags of 100 kg or less that are not packed at the place of production) Assessment and Management Policies have now been finalised and will be made available on the Chemical and Mined webpage.

These policies have been produced by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in consultation with the fertiliser industry and broader stakeholders.

These Policies set out the agreed procedures, quality assurance processes, standards and qualifications to be applied to both bulk in-ship and containerised inorganic fertilisers imported into Australia.  These documents also outline the processes for determining the levels of classification for these imports and the assessment and management regime that will apply to each fertiliser import risk classification level.

Further information

Any enquiries regarding this change can be forwarded to Air and Sea Cargo.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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