34-2020 - Changes to AIMS directions issued under the Compliance-Based Intervention Scheme (CBIS)

3 March 2020

Who does this notice affect?

Importers and customs brokers who import goods eligible for the Compliance-Based Intervention Scheme, and Biosecurity Officers who process AIMS entries that contain one or more lines of goods eligible for the CBIS. See here for a full list of goods eligible for the Compliance-Based Intervention Scheme.

What has changed?

In March the department is upgrading the terminology used to identify the Compliance-Based Intervention Scheme (CBIS) directions. This will enable AIMS directions issued under the CBIS to be clearly distinguished from those issued under other system arrangements and processes. The changes will assist importers and customs brokers to identify AIMS entries processed by the CBIS; and support Biosecurity Officers identify eligible CBIS commodities.

As a result, importers and custom brokers will see changes to the names of the directions issued under AIMS entries that contain lines of goods eligible for the CBIS, as outlined below.

Note: These changes apply to the name of the AIMS directions only, and should not impact on any associated Approved Arrangement sites or how the directions are issued under the CBIS.

Documentation assessment for lines of goods eligible for the CBIS:

AIMS direction category Current AIMS direction issued New AIMS direction to be issued
Documentation Present all documentation CBIS - documentation

Eligible lines within an AIMS entry may be selected for documentation assessment under the CBIS when the importer has qualified for risk-based intervention. If the documentation is assessed as compliant and no further biosecurity risks are identified, the line will be released without further intervention.

Note: The AIMS direction, Present all documentation, will continue to be used to direct non-system generated AIMS entries for a documentation assessment.

Inspection for lines of goods eligible for the CBIS:

AIMS direction category Current AIMS direction issued New AIMS direction to be issued
Inspection Plant Product Pathway Compliance Based Intervention

Eligible lines within an AIMS entry will be selected for inspection under the CBIS when an importer is in the process of qualifying for the risk-based intervention rates, or when an importer has qualified for risk-based intervention and the line has been selected for a random verification inspection.

Important: Eligible lines within an AIMS entry selected for inspection under the CBIS will also be issued with a Present all documentation AIMS direction to direct it for a documentation assessment, in addition to the Compliance Based Intervention AIMS direction.

Note: The Plant Product Pathway AIMS direction will no longer be issued to any AIMS entries once replaced by Compliance Based Intervention.

Entries not processed under the CBIS:

AIMS entries that contain lines of goods that are ineligible for the CBIS will not be issued with the AIMS directions CBIS – documentation or Compliance Based Intervention.

Further information

If you have any further questions, please email PIO Data or phone 1800 900 090.  Further information regarding the Compliance-Based Intervention Scheme can be found on the department’s web page.

Last reviewed: 3 March 2020
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