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Import industry advice notices 2020
​Date No. Description
21 September 2020 161-2020 Service Disruption: From 16:00 to 23:59 Sunday 27 September 2020 (AEST) - BICON
18 September 2020 160-2020 Services Restored: As of 09:50 Friday 18 September 2020 (AEST) – ICS messaging
18 September 2020 159-2020 Imported fresh whole kiwifruit from Italy and France
17 September 2020 158-2020 Unplanned Outage: As of 16:00 Thursday 17 September 2020 (AEST) – ICS messaging
17 September 2020 157-2020 Importers and customs brokers to provide manufacturer’s safety data sheet to inspecting officer when lodging consignments of containerised fertiliser
17 September 2020 156-2020 New and updated resources to make it easier to apply to import a range of processed plant and animal-based feed and their ingredients
17 September 2020 155-2020 Trial of alternative arrangements for site audits of facilities that manufacture and export processed plant-based stockfeed to Australia
17 September 2020 154-2020 Changes to department contacts for uncooked imported pig meat enquiries via phone and email
17 September 2020 153-2020 Notification of planned urgent actions for khapra beetle: Phase 2
15 September 2020 152-2020 QLDImportBookings@agriculture.gov.au email issue resolved
15 September 2020 151-2020 QLDImportBookings@agriculture.gov.au email unavailable
15 September 2020 150-2020 Amendment to 130-2020 – A new framework for biosecurity treatments
14 September 2020 149-2020 Cancellation of departmental audits associated with recognised offshore fertiliser supply chains
11 September 2020 148-2020 Notice of the department’s assessment of an application to import live attenuated Salmonella vaccines 
10 September 2020 147-2020 Streamlined brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) fumigation arrangements available
10 September 2020 146-2020 Enhanced brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) heat treatment arrangements
10 September 2020 145-2020 Cat and Dog imports to Australia – impact of COVID-19 and Christmas shutdown
7 September 2020 144-2020 PEBS unavailable from 23:00 Friday 11 September to 01:00 Saturday 12 September 2020 (AEST).
7 September 2020 143-2020 BICON impacted from 23:00 Saturday 12 September to 06:20 Sunday 13 September 2020 (AEST)
7 September 2020 142-2020 COLS, MARS, OPS and PEBS unavailable from 23:30 Thursday 10 September to 04:30 Friday 11 September 2020 (AEST)
4 September 2020 141-2020 Service Disruption: Friday 4 September 2020 - COLS
4 September 2020 140-2020 Services Restored: Friday 4 September 2020 - COLS, MARS, OPS and PEBS
4 September 2020 139-2020 Unplanned Outage: Friday 4 September 2020 - COLS, MARS, OPP and PEBS unavailable
3 September 2020 138-2020 Register to attend the Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) 2020-21 season Industry information sessions
2 September 2020 137-2020 PEBS unavailable from 23:00 Friday 04 September to 01:00 Saturday 05 September 2020 (AEST)
1 September 2020 136-2020 Commencement of the 2020-2021 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) Risk Season- 1 September 2020
31 August 2020 135-2020 eCert exchange for New Zealand now paperless
28 August 2020 134-2020 Commencement of urgent actions for khapra beetle: Phase 1
28 August 2020 133-2020 The management of vessels during the 2020-21 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug pest risk season with changes to the Vessel Seasonal Pest Scheme (VSPS)
24 August 2020 132-2020 COLS compatibility issues when using Google Chrome
21 August 2020 131-2020 Amendment of profile for tariff 0904: Pepper of the genus Piper – crushed or ground or whole and Dried or crushed or ground fruits of the genus Capsicum or Pimenta
20 August 2020 130-2020 A new framework for biosecurity treatments
17 August 2020 129-2020 Service Disruption: From 16:00 to 23:59 Sunday 23 August 2020 (AEST) - BICON
17 August 2020 128-2020 eCert exchange for New Zealand moving to paperless
13 August 2020 127-2020 Notification of planned urgent actions for khapra beetle
10 August 2020 126-2020 New country added for 2020-21 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) seasonal measures
4 August 2020 125-2020 Strengthening biosecurity risk management associated with onshore processing of imported plant and animal materials at an approved arrangement class 3.0
3 August 2020 124-2020 BICON and MARS impacted, COLS, OPP and PEBS unavailable from 23:00 Thursday 06 August to 03:30 Friday 07 August 2020 (AEST)
31 July 2020 123-2020 Automatic entry processing for commodities (AEPCOMM) expansion for 2020 is now live
28 July 2020 122-2020 Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) Pre-Arrival Reporting Changes for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
28 July 2020 121-2020 Amendment to 105-2020 - COVID-19 impact on Cat and Dog arrivals into Melbourne International Airport
24 July 2020 120-2020 Requirement to notify of COVID-19 cases
23 July 2020 119-2020 2020-21 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) Safeguarding Arrangements Scheme
20 July 2020 118-2020 Service Disruption: From 16:00 to 23:59 Sunday 26 July 2020 (AEST) - BICON
16 July 2020 117-2020 Amendment to 112-2020 – Current list of countries able to meet Australia’s interim import conditions for uncooked prawns from 1 July 2020
13 July 2020 116-2020 COLS, MARS and PEBS unavailable from 23:30 Friday 17 July to 01:30 Saturday 18 July 2020 (AEST)
13 July 2020 115-2020 Upcoming changes in nursery stock hosts requiring emergency measures for the bacterial pathogen Xylella
13 July 2020 114-2020 The department is decommissioning a number of AQIS Commodity Codes (ACC) to align with the cessation of the offshore pre-shipment inspection program
13 July 2020 113-2020 Expansion of the class 19.2 automatic entry processing for commodities (AEPCOMM) approved arrangement
10 July 2020 112-2020 Amendment to 107-2020 – Current list of countries able to meet Australia’s interim import conditions for uncooked prawns from 1 July 2020
9 July 2020 111-2020 PEBS unavailable from 23:00 Friday 10 July to 00:00 Saturday 11 July 2020 (AEST)
7 July 2020 110-2020 AIMS Service Disruption: 23:00 Saturday 11 July to 01:45 Sunday 12 July 2020 (AEST)
6 July 2020 109-2020 COLS Service Disruption: 23:00 Saturday 11 July to 01:45 Sunday 12 July 2020 (AEST)
6 July 2020 108-2020 Service Disruption: From 22:30 to 23:30 Saturday 11 July 2020 (AEST)
3 July 2020 107-2020 Amendment to 101-2020 – Current list of countries able to meet Australia’s interim import conditions for uncooked prawns from 1 July 2020
2 July 2020 106-2020 Port of Darwin is now a first point of entry for non-commercial vessels
2 July 2020 105-2020 COVID-19 impact on Cat and Dog arrivals into Melbourne International Airport
30 June 2020 104-2020 Update of the Training and accreditation for approved arrangements (class 19.1 and 19.2) policy & CBC activity for AEPCOMM
30 June 2020 103-2020 Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach determined as a biosecurity first point of entry
26 June 2020 102-2020 Immediate suspension of systems approach and alternative NPPO approved disinfestation treatment for imported Malaysian chrysanthemums
26 June 2020 101-2020 Amendment to 94-2020 – Current list of countries able to meet Australia’s interim import conditions for uncooked prawns from 1 July 2020
25 June 2020 100-2020 BICON and MARS impacted, COLS, OPP and PEBS unavailable from 23:00 Tuesday 30 June to 06:00 Wednesday 01 July 2020 (AEST)
25 June 2020 99-2020 Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) treatment providers scheme and application form
25 June 2020 98-2020 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) seasonal measures
25 June 2020 97-2020 Extended: temporary changes to import certificate requirements for imported animals, biological and animal-based goods commodities
24 June 2020 96-2020 Important notice for businesses and individuals (customers) affected by natural disasters or COVID-19
24 June 2020 95-2020 Extended: temporary changes to import certificate requirements for fresh produce, cut flowers, plants and other imported plant-based commodities
23 June 2020 94-2020 Amendment to 87-2020 Current list of countries able to meet Australia’s interim import conditions for uncooked prawns from 1 July 2020
22 June 2020 93-2020 COLS and PEBS unavailable from 23:00 Thursday 25 June to 01:00 Friday 26 June 2020 (AEST)
22 June 2020 92-2020 Service Disruption: From 16:00 to 23:59 Sunday 28 June 2020 (AEST) - BICON
21 June 2020 91-2020 COLS unavailable from 17:30 to 19:30 Sunday 21 June 2020 (AEST)
21 June 2020 90-2020 Extension to BICON service disruption – Friday 19 to Monday 22 June 2020
19 June 2020 89-2020 Increase to Commonwealth penalty unit value
18 June 2020 88-2020 Recurring issues in the importation of biological products
18 June 2020 87-2020 Current list of countries able to meet Australia’s interim import conditions for uncooked prawns from 1 July 2020
17 June 2020 86-2020 An Update to the Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) Offline Forms
16 June 2020 85-2020 Services Restored: AIMS direction outcomes
16 June 2020 84-2020 Unplanned Service Disruption: AIMS direction outcomes
16 June 2020 83-2020 New first point of entry determination made for Broome International Airport
15 June 2020 82-2020 COLS unavailable, BICON impacted – Friday 19 to Sunday 21 June 2020.
12 June 2020 81-2020 Conclusion of the Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) season and AGM vessel inspections
12 June 2020 80-2020 Commencement of revised import conditions of cucurbitaceous seed imported for sowing
02 June 2020 79-2020 Conclusion of the 2019-2020 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) Risk Season
02 June 2020 78-2020 Scheduled Service Disruption: From 01:00 to 05:00 Wednesday 03 June 2020 (AEST) - COLS, OPP and PEBS Payment Services
29 May 2020 77-2020 Reducing contaminant pests on fresh kiwifruit from Italy
28 May 2020 76-2020 Melbourne Regional Office Relocation – Site Change
26 May 2020 75-2020 Reminder: Upcoming changes to import conditions for cucurbitaceous crop seeds for sowing (Phase 1)
25 May 2020 74-2020 Service Disruption: As of 04:00 Saturday 23 May 2020 (AEST) - System generated emails from BICON, COLS and AIMS
25 May 2020 73-2020 Service Disruption: From 23:00 to 23:59 Saturday 30 May 2020 (AEST)
20 May 2020 72-2020 Decision to not proceed with the Onshore Biosecurity Levy
20 May 2020 71-2020 Update to the requirements and conditions for approved arrangement class 19.1: NCCC and 19.2: AEPCOMM policy documents
18 May 2020 70-2020 Service Disruption: From 16:00 to 23:59 Sunday 24 May 2020 (AEST) - BICON
15 May 2020 69-2020 Changes to import conditions for uncooked prawns from approved countries
15 May 2020 68-2020 The department is implementing fresh table grapes from the United States of America onto the Compliance Based Intervention Scheme (CBIS)
13 May 2020 67-2020 Regulatory Performance Framework 2018–19 self-assessments
13 May 2020 66-2020 Notification of Phase 1 of revised import conditions for Cucurbitaceous seed for sowing commencing from 12 June 2020
12 May 2020 65-2020 Lord Howe Island Airport and Port of Lord Howe Island no longer first points of entry after 15 June 2020
11 May 2020 64-2020 BICON invoicing services, COLS, OPP and PEBS unavailable from 23:00 Thursday 14 May to 02:30 Friday 15 May 2020 (AEST)
6 May 2020 63-2020 Temporary cessation of client facing front counter assessments of import documentation
28 April 2020 62-2020 Scheduled Service Disruption: 20:00 to 20:05 Saturday 02 May 2020 (AEST) - COLS, OPP and PEBS Payment Services
28 April 2020 61-2020 BICON invoicing services, COLS, OPP and PEBS unavailable from 23:00 Tuesday 28 April to 00:00 Wednesday 29 April 2020 (AEST)
24 April 2020 60-2020 Weekend diagnostics trial for cut flower imports ending in May 2020
23 April 2020 59-2020 Conclusion of the Burnt Pine Longicorn (BPL) flight season and BPL vessel inspections
20 April 2020 58-2020 Service Disruption: From 16:00 to 23:59 Sunday 26 April 2020 (AEST) – BICON
17 April 2020 57-2020 Temporary changes to operation of Post Entry Quarantine (PEQ) facility at Mickleham during COVID-19
17 April 2020 56-2020 Temporary measures to assist with assessment and issuance of import permits due to COVID-19
14 April 2020 55-2020 Scheduled System Maintenance: COLS, MARS, OPP and PEBS
9 April 2020 53-2020 Temporary changes to certification requirements for imported animals, biological and animal-based goods
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 Please refer to IAN 106-2020Interim 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: 21 September 2020
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