ICON Alerts
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The ICON Alerts page contains hot topics or major changes to Department of Agriculture import requirements. The list is in date order of publication with the most recent issue at the top. The information is frequently updated. The content of an ICON Alert may be continually updated with the Date changing and the Topic remaining the same.

Date Topic Title
Oct 2 2015 PQA1066 Review of the Policy on Stockfeed with regard to Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
Sep 25 2015 PQA1064 Imports of fresh pears from Korea for human consumption reinstated
Sep 23 2015 PQA1059 Update on future PEQ arrangements for high risk plant propagative material
Sep 22 2015 PQA1063 Fresh table grapes from China
Sep 2 2015 PQA1062 Import of Raw Frozen Wild caught Australian Prawns from Approved Processing Factories in Thailand
Aug 24 2015 PQA1060 Lumpy skin disease outbreak - Greece
Aug 5 2015 PQA1058 Update on the xylella fastidiosa host nursery stock and their import requirements
Jul 29 2015 PQA1057 Notification of draft policy review for Zantedeschia (Calla lilly) dormant tubers into Australia
Jul 28 2015 PQA1056 Uruguay and Argentina labs added to Department approved ISTA labs for offshore seed certification
Jul 21 2015 PQA1054 Six additional raw shelled nut types identified for reduced inspection intervention
Jul 3 2015 PQA1053 Revised import conditions for fresh table grapes from California
Jul 1 2015 PQA1052 Amended import conditions for fresh mangoes from Pakistan - Irradiation Treatment Option
Jun 26 2015 PQA1051 Continuous Sampling Plan (CSP) rebranding to Compliance-Based Inspection Scheme
Jun 18 2015 PQA1050 Advice on updated conditions for Medicago sativa seed imported from the United States
Jun 12 2015 PQA1026 Dept. of Agriculture Import Clearance Industry Notices 2015 published on the Public Quarantine Alert
Jun 11 2015 PQA1049 Update to the Department of Agriculture BSE Country List - Animal and Microbial Products
Jun 10 2015 PQA1048 Imports of fresh pears for human consumption from Korea suspended until further notice.
Jun 2 2015 PQA0595 Notice to Industry 39/2015 Department of Agriculture Import Processing Delays
May 27 2015 PQA1047 Informational notice to importers of wooden articles
May 12 2015 PQA1046 Update to wooden articles manufactured and timber and timber mouldings
May 8 2015 PQA1045 Malted grain imports identified for reduced inspection intervention
May 4 2015 PQA1039 Removal of mandatory OPI for apples and pears from China
Apr 29 2015 PQA1044 End of BPL Season - Timber imports from New Zealand
Apr 24 2015 PQA1042 Advice to importers and exporters regarding supplies of methyl bromide to Australia
Apr 23 2015 PQA1041 Notice to importers of nursery stock: Reminder for comments on draft policy for Phytophthora ramorum
Apr 17 2015 PQA1040 Fresh lychees from Vietnam
Apr 8 2015 PQA0995 Reminder to industry: Eastern Creek cut-off dates for plant imports
Apr 1 2015 PQA1038 Public Quarantine Alert
Mar 31 2015 PQA1037 Scaling back on Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs
Mar 30 2015 PQA1036 Update to ICON conditions for Phalaenopsis (Orchid) Nursery Stock from Taiwan to Australia
Mar 30 2015 PQA1034 Fresh plums from USA
Mar 24 2015 PQA1035 Korean Table Grapes Requiring Mandatory Onshore OR Offshore Inspection
Feb 24 2015 PQA1032 Update to import conditions for timber packaging and dunnage
Feb 2 2015 PQA1029 Fresh lemons, mandarins and Clementine from Egypt
Jan 21 2015 PQA1025 Update on new seed testing requirements (PCR) for Cucurbit seed imports
Jan 20 2015 PQA1024 Changes to the Quarantine Proclamation 1998 Schedule 5 - 'Permitted seeds list'
Jan 2 2015 PQA1008 Notification to staff and importers on changes to Daucus carota (Carrot seeds)
Dec 19 2014 PQA1005 Advance notification to importers advising on changes to cucurbit seed testing (planned for 2015).
Nov 11 2014 PQA0994 Notice for revised import conditions for Carica papaya seed as a result of Papaya sticky disease
Oct 29 2014 PQA0989 Emergency quarantine measures for Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (seed and nursery stock)
Oct 20 2014 PQA0987 Commencement of emergency quarantine measures for Carrot seed/tissue) and Celery (tissue culture)
Oct 17 2014 PQA0986 Notification to staff and importers on Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV)
Sep 1 2014 PQA0977 New illegal logging laws to apply to timber importers from 30 November 2014
Aug 22 2014 PQA0972 Raw cashew and dried grape imports identified for reduced intervention
Aug 19 2014 PQA0926 Proposed improvements to the clearance of laboratory material
Jul 1 2014 PQA0962 Eastern Creek PEQ Cut-off dates to import plant propagative material.