81-2019 - Change to the Khapra Beetle country distribution list

24 May 2019

Who does this notice affect?

This notice affects clients of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the department) who import FCL consignments of seeds, grains and stored plant products (excluding fresh produce).

What has changed?

The department has updated the list of countries that are regulated as known Khapra beetle countries. The following countries are now regulated as a country known to have Khapra Beetle.

  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan

For seed, grain and stored plant products (excluding fresh produce) arriving as a Full Container Load (FCL) from a listed Khapra beetle country, then consignments must be accompanied with a phytosanitary certificate with the following additional declaration "The plant product(s) were inspected and found free from khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium)."

Goods in-transit

For FCL consignments arriving to Australia without the required phytosanitary declaration, goods are subject to an unpack (for inspection) at a class 1.1 approved arrangement site.

Import Permits

Affected import permits will be varied by 24 May 2019, by the department at no charge.

Further information

For further information please contact Plant Import Operations Branch at Imports.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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