Khapra beetle countries

Khapra beetle​ is a destructive pest that can reproduce rapidly in stored products under hot conditions and is a significant biosecurity risk to Australia.

Any trade of a good that comes from a known khapra beetle country must be associated with a phytosanitary certificate declaring the product is free from khapra beetle.

Khapra beetle is found throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe, in the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Burkina
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia (Kampuchea)
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cyprus
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau, Rep.
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somali Republic
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zaire
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

The following commodity groups from the above mentioned countries are considered infestable agricultural commodities, in relation to Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) infestation. (Note: this applies to all commodities, whether commercially produced or non-commercially produced):

  • Seeds
  • Spices
  • Plant gums and resins except those chemically extracted
  • Meals and Flours of plant origin
  • Dried and semi-dried dates
  • Dried Fruits
  • Nuts
  • Dried vegetables excluding freeze dried vacuum packed goods
  • Unprocessed agricultural products excluding fresh fruits and vegetables

Note: Inherently infestable commodities may be processed in ways which eliminate existing insect infestation and maintain them in that condition by packing in insect-proof containers. These commodities are considered non-exposed. Exposed means the commodities are not processed and/or maintained in this manner and are exposed to possible insect infestation.

Please refer to specific commodity cases in the Biosecurity Import Condition System (BICON).