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
May 15 2015 PQA1026 Dept. of Agriculture Import Clearance Industry Notices 2015 published on the Public Quarantine Alert
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 7 2015 PQA0601 Notice to Industry 33/2015 Department of Agriculture Import Processing Delays
May 5 2015 PQA0600 Notice to Industry 32/2015 Update - Storm Damage to Central East Region (Crewe place) office
May 5 2015 PQA0599 Notice to Industry 31/2015 Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) System
May 5 2015 PQA0595 Notice to Industry 30/2015 Conclusion of Burnt Pine Longicorn (BPL) Beetle - Vessel Inspections
May 4 2015 PQA0683 Notice to Industry 27/2015 Conclusion of Burnt Pine Longicorn (BPL) season
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
Mar 3 2015 PQA1033 Changes to the ICON case for Rawhide articles and handicrafts
Feb 24 2015 PQA1032 Update to import conditions for timber packaging and dunnage
Feb 6 2015 PQA1003 Outbreak - Lumpy Skin Disease - Republic of Cyprus
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 22 2014 PQA1004 Fresh salacca (snake fruit) from Indonesia
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
Nov 5 2014 PQA0991 Commencement of Burnt Pine Longicorn (BPL) beetle season
Oct 29 2014 PQA0989 Emergency quarantine measures for Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (seed and nursery stock)
Oct 20 2014 PQA0984 Notice of laboratories in the Netherlands that are approved for Overseas Seed Analysis Certification
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)
Oct 13 2014 PQA0946 Dept. of Agriculture Import Clearance Industry Notices 2014 published on the Depatment website
Sep 30 2014 PQA0983 Fresh pears from Korea
Sep 23 2014 PQA0981 USA Citrus 2014/15 Offshore Pre-shipment Inspection (OPI) Program
Sep 12 2014 PQA0979 Fresh table grapes from Korea
Sep 1 2014 PQA0977 New illegal logging laws to apply to timber importers from 30 November 2014
Aug 22 2014 PQA0970 Fresh Korean pears - Seonghwan removed as a permitted export area
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
Aug 14 2014 PQA0967 Fresh ginger from Fiji for human consumption
Jul 24 2014 PQA0965 Import conditions updated for Cotton leaf curl disease host (Hibiscus spp. nursery stock)
Jul 1 2014 PQA0962 Eastern Creek PEQ Cut-off dates to import plant propagative material.
Apr 10 2014 PQA0954 Changes to import requirements for fresh onions from the USA
Jan 7 2014 PQA0918 Lilium cut flowers permitted from Taiwan
Dec 10 2013 PQA0940 Christmas and New Year Opening Hours for Plant Import Operations
Mar 12 2013 PQA0871 Revised Import conditions for fresh mango fruit from the Philippines
Oct 9 2012 PQA0847 USA Citrus 2012/13 Offshore Pre-shipment Inspection Import Coordinator
Jun 26 2012 PQA0826 New import conditions for dried khat