ICON Alerts
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The ICON Alerts page contains hot topics or major changes to DAFF 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
Aug 27 2014 PQA0946 Dept. of Agriculture Import Clearance Industry Notices 2014 published on the Depatment website
Aug 27 2014 PQA0592 Notice to Industry 81/2014 Seed contamination on imported new vehicles
Aug 25 2014 PQA0974 Planned emergency measures for Carrot (seed/tissue culture) and Celery (tissue culture) imports
Aug 25 2014 PQA0583 Notice to Industry 80/2014 Used animal transport equipment - reminder of import conditions
Aug 25 2014 PQA0966 New import conditions for blueberry nursery stock
Aug 22 2014 PQA0973 New 'ePermitable' ICON cases for Biological Commodities - Cuttlefish Bone and Baits/Attractants
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 21 2014 PQA0971 New illegal logging laws to apply to timber importers
Aug 21 2014 PQA0971 New illegal logging laws to apply to timber importers
Aug 21 2014 PQA0969 Changes to High health Phalaenopsis suppliers and growers
Aug 19 2014 PQA0926 Proposed improvements to the clearance of laboratory material
Aug 15 2014 PQA0968 New CITES requirements for the export and import of five shark species
Aug 15 2014 PQA0601 Notice to Industry 77/2014 Aircraft Disinsection Information (ADI) database compatibility issues
Aug 14 2014 PQA0967 Fresh ginger from Fiji for human consumption
Aug 8 2014 PQA0683 Notice to Industry 76/2014 Cashews and Dried Grapes
Aug 6 2014 PQA0599 Notice to Industry 75/2014 Dept. of Agriculture has commenced a pilot to test the use of mobile tech
Jul 31 2014 PQA0508 Notice to Industry 74/2014 - Broker Accreditation Scheme (BAS) - NCCC and AEPCOMM renewal - Update
Jul 24 2014 PQA0965 Import conditions updated for Cotton leaf curl disease host (Hibiscus spp. nursery stock)
Jul 22 2014 PQA0594 Notice to Industry 73/2014 Department of Agriculture Resumption of Normal Business
Jul 21 2014 PQA0595 Notice to Industry 71/2014 Department of Agriculture Import Processing Delays
Jul 15 2014 PQA0961 Updated import conditions for Phytophthora complex and Xylella fastidiosa host nursery stock
Jul 7 2014 PQA0964 Changes to conditions to address mosquito risk of Dracaena spp cut flowers (propagatable)
Jul 1 2014 PQA0962 Eastern Creek PEQ Cut-off dates to import plant propagative material.
Jun 17 2014 PQA0600 Notice to Industry 58/2014 Standards for Sea Freight Container Inspection Stands - Update
Jun 10 2014 PQA0960 Competent authority name change for Mauritius
May 27 2014 PQA0959 Improved import conditions for Apple and Pear budwood through Post Entry Quarantine facilities
May 1 2014 PQA0958 Conclusion of Burnt Pine Longicorn (BPL) flight season
Apr 16 2014 PQA0955 Changes to the Quarantine Proclamation 1998 Schedule 5 - 'Permitted seeds list'
Apr 16 2014 PQA0957 Changes to the import of lactose, ghee and chocolate
Apr 10 2014 PQA0954 Changes to import requirements for fresh onions from the USA
Apr 4 2014 PQA0952 Amendment to import conditions for Manufactured Articles containing Oyster Shell
Mar 17 2014 PQA0950 Improved import conditions for Olea spp. nursery stock.
Mar 14 2014 PQA0951 Competent authority name change for Peru
Mar 12 2014 PQA0948 Revised import conditions for High Health Phalaenopsis
Mar 7 2014 PQA0947 Improved import conditions for Prunus spp. nursery stock through Post Entry Quarantine facilities
Feb 7 2014 PQA0945 Country list update for Didymosphenia geminate
Jan 9 2014 PQA0932 Changes to Lycopersicon (Tomato) spp and Capsicum spp seed for sowing conditions
Jan 7 2014 PQA0918 Lilium cut flowers permitted from Taiwan
Jan 2 2014 PQA0943 Notice to Industry of Newcastle Disease outbreak in Israel
Dec 20 2013 PQA0927 Changes to ICON cases for bulbs
Dec 10 2013 PQA0940 Christmas and New Year Opening Hours for Plant Import Operations
Dec 3 2013 PQA0936 Changes to cold treatment requirements for Egyptian citrus fruit imports
Oct 31 2013 PQA0922 Phalaenopsis orchids- new sources
Oct 30 2013 PQA0931 Import Permit Condition Changes for Vet Therapeutics with Purified Fermentation Derivatives
Oct 25 2013 PQA0930 Revised assessment for the import of lactose for human consumption
Oct 18 2013 PQA0928 Changes to PEQ virus testing for temperate pulse seeds
Sep 25 2013 PQA0923 USA citrus Offshore Pre-shipment Inspection Program 2013 - 14
Sep 16 2013 PQA0921 Fresh lychees & longans from China and Thailand - Revised cold disinfestation treatment requirements
Aug 30 2013 PQA0914 New import conditions for potato (Solanum tuberosum) propagative material
Aug 23 2013 PQA0919 Notice to Australia's Herbarium community
Aug 21 2013 PQA0917 Island Cabbage Leaves from the Pacific
Aug 20 2013 PQA0898 Lychees fresh from Taiwan
Aug 12 2013 PQA0916 Amended document requirements for asparagus shipped through USA
Aug 9 2013 PQA0915 Public Quarantine Alert 0915 - Fresh mangoes from Pakistan
Aug 2 2013 PQA0909 Importation of grapevine (Vitis species) propagative material into Australia - policy amendment
Jul 23 2013 PQA0899 E-permits available for cooked and uncooked pig meat from DAFF approved countries
Jul 18 2013 PQA0913 Entry of fresh California tablegrapes into Western Australia effective 23 July 2013
Jul 18 2013 PQA0911 Fresh peaches and nectarines from the United States permitted entry into Australia
Jul 8 2013 PQA0908 Changes to DAFF's system for processing imported plant products
Jul 5 2013 PQA0856 Notice advising public that DAFF (Animal) are to review the current list of specified finfish
Jul 1 2013 PQA0907 Competent Authority name change for the Republic of Korea
Jul 1 2013 PQA0906 Newcastle Disease outbreak in Cyprus
Jun 26 2013 PQA0886 Un-rooted cuttings/budwood of hosts of Phytophthora ramorum (Sudden Oak Death).
Jun 26 2013 PQA0903 Information Required to Accompany Import Permit Applications for Veterinary Products
Jun 24 2013 PQA0901 Compliance of baitfish imports from August 1 2013
May 28 2013 PQA0890 New ICON case for retorted pet food containing no ruminant ingredients
May 7 2013 PQA0855 eCert for iMports Phase 1: Phytosanitary Certification from New Zealand Implementation
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