Requirements for seeds for sowing to protect against khapra beetle

This webpage details the requirements for seeds for sowing under Phase 5 of the khapra beetle urgent actions.

Implementation of this phase is currently on hold and the commencement date is therefore TBC. Stakeholders will be advised when planning for this phase re-commences.

In the future (date is to be confirmed), all imported seeds for sowing from all countries via commercial pathways will be required to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate that includes the following additional declaration on the phytosanitary certificate:

“Representative samples were inspected and found free from evidence of any species of Trogoderma (whether live, dead or exuviae) in Australia’s list of Trogoderma species of biosecurity concern.”

We will consider transitional arrangements to accommodate consignments in transit closer to the implementation. 

Important: Additional requirements may apply if the products are to be packed into a sea container.

Last reviewed: 13 July 2021
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