6 September 2021
Who does this notice affect?
This notice is of interest to exporters, exporting National Plant Protection Organisations (NPPOs) and importers (and their customs brokers) of imported fresh horticultural produce.
What has changed?
Over the next 12 months, the department will be updating the structure of how import conditions are presented in various fresh horticultural commodities in the Biosecurity Import Conditions System (BICON). These updates will be made to various fresh horticultural commodities and aims to simplify and clarify import conditions. The format will change to clearly articulate the conditions required pre-export and on-arrival. These BICON changes will not result in any change to import conditions, or onshore outcomes.
For additional information you can email Plant Import Operations Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1800 900 090.