Presentation on theme: "Tilde Publishing and Distribution ISBN: 978-0-7346-0817-8 Import/Export Mapping International Trade for Australian Business Quarantine."— Presentation transcript:
Tilde Publishing and Distribution ISBN: 978-0-7346-0817-8 Import/Export Mapping International Trade for Australian Business Quarantine
The Australian Government Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has a specific and important role to play in the protection of the health and welfare of Australia’s people, environment and agricultural industry. The functions of DAFF can be divided into two main areas: – quarantine inspection of international passengers, cargo, mail, animals, plants and animal and plant products arriving in Australia – the inspection and certification for a range of agricultural products exported from Australia
Quarantine Some of the functions for imports employed by DAFF include: – inspecting imported foods; – screening flights, passengers, baggage, cargo and mail; – monitoring reports about the health status of passengers arriving in Australia; – inspecting imported plants, animals and plant and animal products; – isolating imported plants and animals at quarantine stations to ensure they are free of disease; – administering regulatory processes designed to protect against the entry of pests, weeds or diseases; and – reacting to the outbreak of introduced pests, weeds or disease
Quarantine The main quarantine risks and sources of contaminants associated with containers are: – Soil – Plant products – Animals – Animal products A range of pests that pose a serious quarantine risk can infest untreated timber and timber products The presence of bark in containers is a major quarantine concern Other packing materials of plant origin such as straw, rice hulls and similar products must not be present in containers
Quarantine Imported goods not subject to quarantine includes all imported goods where the nature of the goods themselves do not pose a biosecurity risk. There are no specific quarantine requirements for the importation of this category of goods. DAFF has identified a large number of different imported goods that may pose a biosecurity risk, and has developed special requirements and procedures for these goods The details of goods subject to quarantine and are included on the DAFF Import Conditions (ICON) database
Quarantine Exporters of prescribed goods should be familiar with the general requirements of prescribed goods as well as the requirements for specific products.