190-2018 - Additions to the Compliance-based inspection scheme: peas from China and mandarins from Israel

17 December 2018

Who does this notice affect?

Importers and brokers of peas from China and mandarins from Israel.

What has changed?

From the 16th of January 2019 fresh peas from China and mandarins from Israel will be automatically considered for the compliance-based inspection scheme (CBIS).

Under the scheme, importers of each commodity who import 5 consecutive consignments that pass their documentation assessment and inspection will qualify for a 25% monitoring rate of inspection. This means that once qualified, each subsequent import will have a 25% chance of being randomly referred for onshore inspection. If an inspection fails, the importer will be returned to a 100% inspection rate until they requalify.

The inspection strategy of 5 passes and a 25% monitoring fraction is based on the biosecurity risk currently posed by these commodities and may be changed at any time if the risk changes.

To be eligible, goods must be lodged with the tariff for fresh peas (0708.10.00) or fresh mandarins (0805.21.00) as appropriate. General eligibility requirements for the CBIS can be found at the CBIS webpage. Further action by importers or brokers is not required.

Further information

When the addition takes effect on the 16th of January 2019, the CBIS webpage will be updated. General information about the CBIS can be found here.

If you have further questions, please email Imports (Tier 2 -Plant CBIS) or telephone 1800 900 090

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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