47-2018 - Clearance of Fresh Cut Flowers and Foliage consignments for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend
4 June 2018
Who does this notice affect?
Industry stakeholders including importers, approved arrangements, freight forwarders and brokers that deal with imported cut flowers and foliage.
What has changed?
In the lead up to the Queen’s Birthday on 11 June 2018 and only for 9-11th June 2018, consignments of fresh cut flowers and foliage that are inspected during import clearance operations and found to be infested with insect pests can be directed for onshore fumigation at the request of the importer and released prior to identification by an entomologist.
This applies only on 9-11th June 2018 for cut flowers and foliage presented for inspection in New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria. This arrangement includes consignments inspected on Friday afternoon where samples cannot be identified before close of business (i.e. samples delivered to the laboratory after 3:30 pm).
The following consignments of fresh cut flowers and foliage are excluded from the above arrangements, and must not be directed for fumigation prior to identification by an entomologist:
- Any consignments with snails or slugs
- Any consignments with fly pupae and larvae collected from leaves with mining symptoms
Enquiries regarding the Clearance of Fresh Cut Flowers and Foliage consignments on the upcoming public holidays can be directed by email to Plant Import Operations. Please include “Clearance of Fresh Cut Flowers and Foliage consignments on public holidays” in the subject line or call on 1800 900 090.