Changes to Australian Quarantine Requirements for Ocean Imports

The Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service (AQIS) have announced major changes to the current Packing & Treatment Declaration requirements to be effective for consignments arriving in Australia on or after 1 August 2009. The changes are an important initiative supporting risk assessments of imported cargo and non-commodity concerns.

Packing & Treatment Declarations are required to be completed by treatment service providers, suppliers or packers, as appropriate, for consignments imported into Australia by ocean freight. The revised text of the declarations and requirements should be made available to these parties at the earliest opportunity.

You can refer to the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Services website at the following address for further information: http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/import/general-info/ian/09/23-2009