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Import consultancy - Quarantine

All imported goods are subject to Australian Quarantine, now called the Department of Agriculture (DoA). Any timber packing or components must be treated to DoA standards. The most widely used standard is International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 or ISPM15. This is an International Phytosanitary Measure developed by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) that directly addresses the need to treat wood materials used to ship products between countries.

Any used goods are subject to Quarantine and in the case of machinery, may be subject to an import permit. Any imported used goods must be “clean as new”. Equipment that is contaminated may be deemed a prohibited import and DoA may order the immediate re-export of the goods.

Any containerised cargo must be unpacked in the metropolitan area. Containers that are destined for unpack in the country are subject to a Quarantine inspection.

If you are in the business of importing goods into Australia, you might want to talk to our in-house, fully DoA accredited Licensed Customs Brokers. They can assist with quarantine matters, arrange onsite inspections to assess quarantine standards, thus ensure compliance and efficient clearance of your goods.