Cargo Compliance Verification (CCV) inspections are conducted by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment on containerised sea cargo imported into Australia. This is a part of the system of verification that ensures the integrity of the Australian biosecurity system.
A robust biosecurity system helps protect Australia’s agricultural industries, economy, human health and environment from exotic pests and diseases. The department, along with other jurisdictions, industry and the community, plays a vital role in maintaining Australia’s enviable biosecurity status.
Through the inspection program we aim to ensure that:
- Importers and their agents comply with all import requirements;
- The department's intervention program is operating effectively and targeting those imports that pose the greatest biosecurity risk;
- Information on emerging biosecurity risks, including from commodities which are not typically directed for inspection, is captured and actioned.
These inspections are a valuable opportunity to discuss biosecurity procedures and requirements with us if you have had limited interaction with the department.
For more information visit Cargo Compliance Verification frequently asked questions.