122-2019 - Automatic Entry Processing for Commodities (AEPCOMM) Expansion

31 July 2019

Who does this notice affect?

Biosecurity industry participants (BIPs) and accredited persons operating under the department’s Class 19.1 Non-commodity for containerised cargo clearance (NCCC) & Class 19.2 Automatic entry processing for commodities (AEPCOMM) approved arrangements.

What will change?

Effective Monday 26 August 2019, the scope of AEPCOMM will be expanded to include new commodities. Due to import conditions changes for fresh garlic (IAN 100-2019), the Fresh garlic and garlic shoots commodity group is out of scope of the AEPCOMM from 26 August 2019.

The Automatic entry processing reform and Training and accreditation for approved arrangements webpages have been updated to provide you with detailed information regarding the upcoming AEPCOMM expansion and Continued Biosecurity Competency (CBC) training requirements for the 2019-20 period. This year’s CBC activity will be a webinar.  We encourage AEPCOMM accredited persons to register in advance and participate in the live webinar on 26 August 2019 at 1:00pm (AEST).

With the expansion of AEPCOMM, the department has taken the opportunity to update both: Class 19.1 NCCC and Class 19.2 AEPCOMM requirements and conditions documents. The versions, effective 26 August 2019, will be temporarily available on the Automatic entry processing reform webpage for your convenience. Final copies of the documents will be published on the Requirements for operating approved arrangements webpage from 26 August 2019.

Please be aware that due to these changes the department will issue a notice of intent to vary broker approved arrangements under section 413 of the Biosecurity Act 2015. This notice of intent will be sent to the approved arrangement manager.

If you have any questions regarding the variation to the approved arrangements please contact the Broker administration team.

Further information

Please contact AEP support if you have any questions regarding the AEPCOMM expansion.

Last reviewed: 29 September 2020
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