21 August 2020
Who does this notice affect?
Importers and customs brokers associated with importing goods classified under tariff 0904.1 - Pepper of the genus Piper – crushed or ground or whole and 0904.2 - dried or crushed or ground fruits of the genus Capsicum or Pimenta.
What has changed?
Due to an increased risk associated with stored product pests including khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium); the community protection profile for goods in tariff 0904, will be amended.
Tariff 0904.1 will have associated community protection (CP) profile questions updated to clearly define the level of processing required for release on documentation. The associated BICON case will also detail an Information note for Brokers or Importers to assist in determining what the Department defines as ‘appropriate documentation’, which is referred to in an existing CP question.
Tariff 0904.2 will be amended so that 100% of consignments are referred to the department for assessment. Options for reduced intervention under the Compliance Based Intervention Scheme (CBIS) will still apply.
These changes will come into effect 31 August 2020.
For further information regarding this IAN, please email Imports (at email@example.com) or telephone 1800 900 090.