Import Requirement 38E - Importation of Nursery Stock by a BioSecure HACCP Entry Condition Compliance Procedure (ECCP)


Prior to import, a ‘Notice of Intention to Import Plants or Plant Products into Tasmania’ must be submitted to the relevant Biosecurity Tasmania Operations Centre. Importation must occur in compliance with general Conditions and Restrictions for Prescribed Matter in Part 2 of the Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania

38E   Importation of Nursery Stock by a BioSecure HACCP Entry Condition Compliance Procedure (ECCP)

A person must not import, or cause to be imported, any nursery stock except in accordance with the following:

I.         SUPPLIER CERTIFICATIONS:

The Supplier must:

(a)     hold current BioSecure HACCP certification; and

(b)     be authorised by the certifying body to issue a BioSecure HACCP Biosecurity Certificate (BHBC) for a relevant ECCP; and

(c)     maintain an audit history that demonstrates compliance with all mandatory requirements of BioSecure HACCP and the relevant ECCP;

AND

II.        SUPPLIER ACTIONS IN ACCORD WITH THE ECCP

The Supplier must act in accordance with all conditions specified within a relevant ECCP

AND

III.      SUPPLIER SUBMISSIONS ACCOMPANYING NOTICE OF INTENTION TO IMPORT

The Supplier must:

(a)      complete and supply a Notice of Intention (NoI) to Import Plants or Plant Products into Tasmania not less than 24 hours prior to importation, as required under Section 2.2 of the Manual; and

(b)      attach a packing list (plant inventory) and Dispatch Inspection Record to the NoI

AND

IV.     SUPPLIER REGISTRATIONS WITH BIOSECURITY TASMANIA

The Supplier must:

(a)     register as a Tasmanian biosecurity stakeholder through its online registration platform; and

(b)     ensure all relevant staff both receive and view Biosecurity Tasmania electronic Advisories; and

(c)     hold a current copy of the Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania; and

(d)     hold current copies of Biosecurity Tasmania’s Quarantine Pest listings for both Regulated Quarantine Pests (RQPs) and Unwanted Quarantine Pests (UQPs); and

(e)     have online access to the Tasmanian Biosecurity Import Requirements Database (TBIRD).

NoI and a BioSecure HACCP Biosecurity Certificate must be shown under a relevant ECCP.

Glossary:

BioSecure HACCP means the NGIA ‘Guidelines for Managing Biosecurity in Nursery Production’.

Certifying body means the NGIA.

ECCP means an Entry Condition Compliance Procedure that meets the specific entry conditions of Biosecurity Tasmania.

NGIA means Nursery & Garden Industry Australia.

Relevant ECCP means one or more ECCP that have been approved by Biosecurity Tasmania for entry of specified nursery stock into the State of Tasmania.

·          Enquiries about applying for approval to import nursery stock on the basis of importation in accordance with the conditions of an ECCP for the purpose of IR38E can be made to Plant Biosecurity & Diagnostics Branch at biosecurity.planthealth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

·          Biosecurity Tasmania reserves the right to withdraw the suppliers right to export plants or plant products to the State at any time, if for any reason it is deemed to be non-compliant with the State’s regulatory standards as embodied in the Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania, and/or NGIA’s Biosecure HACCP standards.


For more information, please contact

Plant Biosecurity
Phone: 1300 368 550
Email: Biosecurity.planthealth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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