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Import industry advice notices 2020
​Date No. Description
3 April 2020 52-2020 End of interim inspection arrangements for sites with uncertified sea freight container inspection stands
2 April 2020 51-2020 Continued Biosecurity Competency Requirements for the 2020-21 Period
3 April 2020 50-2020 Temporary changes to certification requirements for imported fresh produce, cut flowers, plants and other plant based commodities
1 April 2020 49-2020 Biosecurity officer redeployment
27 March 2020 48-2020 COVID-19 – Import pathway - Arrangements and response
26 March 2020 47-2020 COVID-19 impact on Biosecurity Operations
25 March 2020 46-2020 Changes to a Human Health Pre-Arrival Question in the Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS)
25 March 2020 45-2020 COVID-19 impact on Cat and Dog imports to Australia
24 March 2020 44-2020 Service Disruption: From 16:00 to 23:59 Sunday 29 March 2020 (AEDT) - BICON
23 March 2020 43-2020 Notification of the delay of overseas stock feed site audits and desk audits due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
20 March 2020 42-2020 COLS compatibility issues when using Google Chrome
20 March 2020 41-2020 Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) Pre-Arrival Reporting Changes for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
13 March 2020 40-2020 Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport determined as a biosecurity first point of entry
12 March 2020 39-2020 Multiple departmental applications and network services unavailable - Thursday 12 March 2020
12 March 2020 38-2020 Suspension of Direct Importation of Dogs and Cats from Malaysia to Australia
10 March 2020 37-2020 BICON invoicing services, COLS, OPP and PEBS unavailable from 23:00 Thursday 12 March to 02:00 Friday 13 March 2020 (AEDT)
6 March 2020 36-2020 Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) Pre-Arrival Report (PAR) Offline Forms Updated to include mainland China, Iran, the Republic of Korea and Italy
6 March 2020 35-2020 ‘Have Your Say’ survey for the 2019-20 Brown marmorated stink bug season closes 15 March 2020
3 March 2020 34-2020 Changes to AIMS directions issued under the Compliance-Based Intervention Scheme (CBIS)
2 March 2020 33-2020 COLS, OPP and PEBS unavailable from 00:00 to 04:00 Sunday 08 March 2020 (AEDT)
2 March 2020 32-2020 Amendments to Lloyds vessel registration numbers downgraded from a major to minor amendment in AIMS
28 February 2020 31-2020 Reminder: Inspection arrangements changing for imported fresh produce from New Zealand and the United States from 1 May 2020
26 February 2020 30-2020 Interim arrangements for arrival of non-commercial vessels into Port of Darwin
24 February 2020 29-2020 COLS, OPP and PEBS unavailable from 23:00 Tuesday 25 February to 01:30 Wednesday 26 February 2020 (AEDT)
24 February 2020 28-2020 ‘Have Your Say’ in the review of the 2019-20 Brown marmorated stink bug season
21 February 2020 27-2020 Changes to departmental mail arrangements
17 February 2020 26-2020 Change of Department name
17 February 2020 25-2020 Service Disruption: From 16:00 to 23:59 Sunday 23 February 2020 (AEDT) - BICON
14 February 2020 24-2020 Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) Pre-Arrival Report (PAR) Offline Form Updated
14 February 2020 23-2020 MARS unavailable from 23:00 Saturday 15 February to 00:30 Sunday 16 February 2020 (AEDT)
13 February 2020 22-2020 The department is implementing a number of new commodities onto the Compliance Based Intervention Scheme (CBIS)
10 February 2020 21-2020 PEBS unavailable from 23:30 Wednesday 12 February to 05:30 Thursday 13 February 2020 (AEDT)
10 February 2020 20-2020 Service Disruption: From 23:00 to 23:59 Tuesday 11 February 2020 (AEDT) – BICON, COLS, MARS, PEBS
10 February 2020 19-2020 Amendment to 16-2020 Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Treatment Providers Scheme: reinstatement of Italian treatment provider - Centro Disinfestazione Livornse Srl (IT4004SB)
7 February 2020 18-2020 Nomination of Approved Arrangements using Cargo Online Lodgement System (COLS) Enquiry Category
7 February 2020 17-2020 Amendment to 12- 2020 Suspension of uncertified Sea freight container inspection stands and interim inspection arrangements
7 February 2020 16-2020 Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Treatment Providers Scheme: reinstatement of Italian treatment provider - Centro Disinfestazione Livornse Srl (IT4004SB)
6 February 2020 15-2020 Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) Offline Forms Updated
6 February 2020 14-2020 Update to disinfectant lists for approved arrangements
6 February 2020 13-2020 Relocation of Melbourne Regional Office
3 February 2020 12-2020 Suspension of uncertified Sea freight container inspection stands and interim inspection arrangements
3 February 2020 11-2020 BICON unavailable from 23:00 Saturday 08 February to 00:50 Sunday 09 February 2020 (AEDT)
3 February 2020 10-2020 MARS unavailable from 23:00 Saturday 08 February to 02:30 Sunday 09 February 2020 (AEDT)
29 January 2020 09-2020 Methyl bromide shortage in Singapore
24 January 2020 08-2020 Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Treatment Providers Scheme: treatment provider suspension: Yakutlar Liman Hizmetleri Ilaclama Tas. San Ve Tic Ltd. Sti (AEI: TR4014SB) and Success Pest Control Sdn. Bhd. (MY0145MB)
22 January 2020 07-2020 Changes to service standards for inspection bookings
20 January 2020 06-2020 Service Disruption: From 16:00 to 23:59 Sunday 26 January 2020 (AEDT) - BICON
20 January 2020 05-2020 Adjusting goods and/or packaging prior to onshore BMSB treatment
20 January 2020 04-2020 COLS and PEBS unavailable from 23:00 Thursday 23 January to 00:30 Friday 24 January 2020 (AEDT)
17 January 2020 03-2020 Service Disruption: From 16:00 to 23:59 Sunday 19 January 2020 (AEDT) - BICON
13 January 2020 02-2020 PEMS unavailable from 23:00 to 23:30 Saturday 18 January 2020 (AEDT)
6 January 2020 01-2020 COLS, OPP, PEBS and PEMS service disruption from 14:30 Monday 6th January 2020 (AEDT)
Last reviewed: 3 April 2020
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