105-2019 Changes to the clearance of avocados exported from New Zealand


Who does this notice affect?

Importers and brokers of avocados being exported from New Zealand.

What has changed?

From the 28 June 2019, the department is transitioning avocados exported from New Zealand from the Compliance-Based Inspection Scheme (CBIS) dashboard, to the CBIS Q-ruler to achieve full system automation.

In order to support this change and continue recognition under the CBIS program, brokers will be required to lodge consignments as follows:

  • NZ avocados subject to on-arrival inspection must use:

Tariff: 0804.40
No ACC code required.

  • NZ avocados pre-cleared using Offshore Pre-shipment Inspection (OPI), must use:

Tariff: 0804.40
ACC code: OPIN

Please note, where an ACC code is required, failure to apply a code may result in your consignment remaining unprocessed.

For goods eligible for the CBIS, the number of consecutive compliant consignments required to qualify for monitoring mode or risk-based intervention, will remain unchanged.

Further information

If you have any further questions, please email PIO Data or phone 1800 900 090.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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