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Import industry advice notices 2016
DateNo.Description
14 December 2016121Commencement of Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) Vessel Assessment and Inspection Arrangements 2017
13 December 2016120 BICON will be unavailable 20:00 to 21:00 (AEDT) Thursday 15th December 2016
13 December 2016119 Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Christmas and New Year operating hours
12 December 2016118 Changes to the Automatic Entry Processing for Commodities Approved Arrangement (Class 19.2) Requirements document due to transitioning AEPCOMM codes into BICON
9 December 2016​117 ​​Import Conditions Review – Used Machinery
9 December 2016116 Revised process for postcode delivery classification for imported shipping containers
7 December 2016115 Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) update
5 December 2016114 Cargo Online Lodgement System and Post Entry Quarantine Reservation System unavailable between 20:00 (AEDT) Friday 9th December 2016 to 01:00 (AEDT) Saturday 10th December
5 December 2016113 BICON services will be impacted between 20:00 (AEDT) Friday 9th December 2016 to 01:00 (AEDT) Saturday 10th December
2 December 2016112 USA Lemons and Limes Compliance Based Inspection Scheme Pilot Program
2 December 2016111 The Post Entry Quarantine Reservation system will be unavailable 20:00 to 20:30 (AEDT) Friday 2nd December 2016
30 November 2016110 Commencement of Burnt Pine Longicorn (BPL) flight season measures for 2016-17
21 November 2016109 The Post Entry Quarantine Reservation system will be unavailable 20:00 to 20:30 (AEDT) Monday 21st November 2016
18 November 2016108 Reforming Australia’s Illegal Logging Regulations
16 November 2016​107​​Inclusion of Automatic Entry Processing for Commodity (AEPCOMM) codes into BICON and updating of the Approved Arrangement (AA) Class 19.2 Requirements document to reflect changes
15 November 2016106 BICON will be unavailable 15:00 to 22:00 (AEDT) Saturday 19th November 2016
​14 November 2016​105​​Addition of profile question for uncooked, highly processed prawns>
11 November 2016104 Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) Offline Forms Updated
7 November 2016103 Post Entry Biosecurity System (previously the Post Entry Quarantine Reservation System), Cargo Online Lodgement System and Online Payment Service – Unavailable 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm Monday 7th November 2016 (AEDT)
2 November 2016102 Cargo Compliance Verification (CCV) survey of imported commercial air cargo
31 October 2016101Cancelled - P​ost Entry Booking System (previously the Post Entry Quarantine Reservation System), Cargo Online Lodgement System and Online Payment Service – Unavailable 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm Wednesday 2nd November 2016 (AEDT)
28 October 2016100 Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) and External Territories Reporting
24 October 201699 Updates to the COLS – Questions and answers webpage – Import declaration amendments
20 October 201698 USA Lemons and Limes Compliance Based Inspection Scheme Pilot Program
19 October 201697 Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) Stage 2 National Rollout
17 October 2016962017 Australian Bio​security Awards – Nominations closing soon - Expired
4 October 201695 Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) Offline Forms Updated
4 October 201694 BICON will be unavailable 9:00am to 2:00pm (AEDT) Saturday 8th October 2016
28 September 201693Options Paper for Imported Commercial Bovine Serum Products - Expired
27 September 201692 Management of cabotage vessels loading dry bulk in-ship agricultural commodities
23 September 201691 Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) Stage 1 Rollout for the Pilbara WA
23 September 201690 Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs 2016-17 season - New Community Protection questions
20 September 2016892017 Australian Biosecurity Awards – N​ominations open - Expired
13 September 201688 Post fumigation verification inspections on cut flowers and fresh produce
8 September 201687 Cargo Online Lodgement System, Post Entry Quarantine Reservation System and Online Payment Service Unavailable 8:00pm Friday 9th September 2016 to 1:00am Saturday 10th September 2016 (AEST)
7 September 201686 Importation of fresh cut fl​owers/foliage of Chrysanthemum spp. and Rosa spp. from specific countries
2 September 201685 Protected Industrial Action Update
26 August 201684 Addition of profile questions for stockfeed commodities under tariff code 2938
24 August 201683 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season 2016-2017
24 August 201682 Importers of peat and selected vegetable seeds may qualify for reduced inspections from 29 August 2016
23 August 201681 Help strengthen Australia’s imported food system by providing your feedback
23 August 201680 Front counter changes
19 August 201679 Register your interest in attending MARS Information Sessions
18 August 201678 Importation of fresh cut flowers/foliage of Chrysanthemum spp. from Ecuador
16 August 201677 Advice for aircraft operators about assistance dogs
16 August 201676 Cargo Online Lodgement System, Post Entry Quarantine Reservation System and Online Payment Service Unavailable Wednesday 17 August 2016 8:00pm – 9:00pm (AEST)
10 August 201675 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season 2016-17
8 August 201674 Protected Industrial Action Update
28 July 201673 Dried capsicum, peppercorns and saffron identified for reduced inspection intervention
28 July 201672 Cessation of departmental stamps from 1 August 2016
25 July 201671 Cargo Online Lodgement System, Post Entry Quarantine Reservation System and Online Payment Service Unavailable Tuesday 26 July 2016 7:30pm – 12:00am (AEST)
14 July 201670 Changes to Email and Inspection Appointment Request Management
13 July 201669 Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) Pilot
11 July 201668 Changes to the use of “AQIS commodity code” for a reduced inspection trial as advised in Import Industry Advice Notice 58-2016
8 July 201667 Black Rice Bugs: Targeted surveillance on vessels from Philippine ports
4 July 201666 Cargo Online Lodgement System, Post Entry Quarantine Reservation System and Online Payment Service Unavailable Tonight (Monday 4 July 2016) 7:00pm – 11:30pm (AEST)
4 July 201665 Cargo Online Lodgement System Unavailable Tuesday 5 July 2016 7:00pm – 10:00pm (AEST)
4 July 201664 Illegal Logging Compliance Advice Notices 3/2016 has now been published
1 July 201663 Cargo Online Lodgement System, Post Entry Quarantine Reservation System and Online Payment Service Unavailable Friday 1 July 2016 7:00pm – 10:30pm (AEST)
30 June 201662Cancelled - Cargo Onlin​e Lodgement System, Post Entry Quarantine Reservation System and Online Payment Service Unavailable Thursday 30th June 2016 7:00pm – 10:30pm (AEST)
30 June 201661 Amending profile questions for cheese under tariff code 0406
29 June 201660 Animal based retorted goods for human consumption update
28 June 201659 Peat importers can now use “AQIS commodity code” to become eligible for a reduced inspection trial
28 June 201658

Importers of selected vegetable seeds can now use “AQIS commodity code” to become eligible for a reduced inspection trial

28 June 201657 Changes in biosecurity directions and forms
23 June 201656 Cargo Online Lodgement System, Post Entry Quarantine Reservation System and Online Payment Service Unavailable Friday 24th June 7.00pm – 11:30pm (AEST)
17 June 201655 Illegal Logging Compliance Advice Notices 2/2016 has now been published
16 June 201654 The Biosecurity Act 2015 commences today
15 June 201653 Department of Agriculture and Water Resources – System Outage Notification – Legislation Implementation
15 June 201652 Coversheet for submission of military documentation
14 June 201651 Changes in biosecurity directions and forms
10 June 201650 Declared ports for ship sanitation certification scheme
10 June 201649 Updated Guidelines for Airlines and Aircraft Operators Arriving in Australian Territory (16 June 2016)
10 June 201648 Pre-arrival reporting requirements for aircraft on non-scheduled flights arriving in Australian territory - effective 16 June 2016
10 June 201647 Cargo Online Lodgement System, Post Entry Quarantine Reservation System and Online Payment Service Unavailable Friday 10th June 8.00pm – to Saturday 11th June 5.00am (AEST)
8 June 201646 Reminder: import permits required prior to arrival of goods
6 June 201645 Key changes affecting the Broker Approved Arrangements on commencement of the Biosecurity Act 2015
2 June 201644 Changes to import requirements for mined fertilisers – bags containing not more than 100kg and liquid mined fertiliser
2 June 201643 Changes to import requirements for used machinery, used equipment and used parts
31 May 201642 Illegal Logging Compliance Advice Notice 1/2016 has now been published
27 May 201641 Department of Agriculture and Water Resources resumption of normal business
27 May 201640 Department of Agriculture and Water Resources import processing delays
26 May 201639 Additional information on biosecurity legislation now available
25 May 201638 Cargo Online Lodgement System, Post Entry Quarantine Reservation System and Online Payment Service Unavailable 20:00 - 23:59 (AEST) Thursday 26 May 2016
25 May 201637 Changes to import conditions and import permits
24 May 201636 Maritime Vessel Reporting and Transition to the Biosecurity Act 2015
23 May 201635 Update to disinfectant lists for approved arrangements
20 May 201634 Addition of profile questions for fertiliser commodities under tariff code 3824
18 May 201633 Update information on approved laboratories to test for viruses in imported raw frozen prawns
18 May 201632 Less than one month until new biosecurity legislation commences
18 May 201631 Cargo Online Lodgement System and Online Payment Service Unavailable Thursday 19 May 2016 19:00 (AEST) – Friday 20 May 2016 02:00 (AEST)
16 May 201630 Introduction of the Cargo Online Lodgement Tutorial
12 May 201629 New renewal process affecting the Broker Accreditation Schemes
9 May 201628 Cargo Online Lodgement System, Post Entry Quarantine Reservation System and Online Payment Service Unavailable 19:00 – 22:00 (AEST) Tuesday 10 May 2016
6 May 201627 Approval of a new laboratory to test viruses in imported raw frozen prawns
28 April 201626 Conclusion of Burnt Pine Longicorn (BPL) Beetle – Vessel Inspections
20 April 201625 Country of Origin Food Labelling reform for business
18 April 201624 Help influence the development of new policy for the management of imported food
15 April 201623 Request for industry involvement in implementation activities for the Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS)
12 April 201622 Protected Industrial Action Update
4 April 201621 Cargo Online Lodgement System Unavailable 19:00 – 23:00 (AEST) Monday April 4 2016
24 March 201620 Submitting and processing of manual entries via email
24 March 201619 Draft determinations under the Biosecurity Act 2015 released for comment
23 March 201618 Protected industrial action update
23 March 201617 Document processing email update and closure
22 March 201616 Introduction to the Biosecurity Act 2015 Interactive Learning tool is now available
18 March 201615 Protected industrial action
17 March 201614 Cargo Online Lodgement System, Post Entry Quarantine Reservation System and Online Payments System Unavailable 20:00 (AEDT) Friday 18 March 2016 – 06:30 (AEDT) Saturday 19 March 2016
10 March 201613 Cost recovery draft regulations under the Biosecurity Act 2015 released for public consideration
8 March 201612 Changes to Import Document Lodgement
3 March 201611 Consultation extended for Approved Arrangements, Inspector-General of Biosecurity, Infringement Notices and First Points of Entry Draft Biosecurity Regulations
23 February 201610 Register your interest in attending the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Biosecurity Legislation Information Sessions
12 February 201609 Cargo Online Lodgement System Unavailable 20:00 (AEDT) Friday 12 February 2016 – 02:00 (AEDT) Saturday 13 February 2016
11 February 201608 Cargo Online Lodgement System Unavailable 20:00 (AEDT) Thursday 11 February 2016 – 02:00 (AEDT) Friday 12 February 2016
10 February 201607

New draft biosecurity regulations out for comment

3 February 201606 Non-commodity for Containerised Cargo Clearance (NCCC) & Automatic Entry Processing for Commodities (AEPCOMM) Accreditation, Bridging Course Deadline
2 February 201605 Cargo Online Lodgement System Unavailable 20:00 (AEDT) Wednesday 3 February 2016 – 03:00 (AEDT) Thursday 4 February 2016
28 January 201604 Cargo Online Lodgement System Unavailable 20:00 (AEDT) Friday 29 January 2016 – 05:00 (AEDT) Saturday 30 January 2016
22 January 201603 New form to request to have import documents assessed outside business hours (during “overtime”)
21 January 201602

Updated model health certificates for imported ornamental (aquarium) finfish

20 January 201601 New draft biosecurity regulation out for comment - New supporting material available on Approved Arrangements and Infringement Notices regulations out for comment
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