49-2017 - Chilled durian segments from Malaysia and Thailand identified for the Compliance-Based Inspection Scheme

8 May 2017

Who does this notice affect?

Importers of fresh, chilled durian segments from Malaysia and Thailand under tariff code 0810.60.00.

What has changed?

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is working towards a future compliance-based operating model to increase resource efficiencies and offer cost reductions to importers that demonstrate a high level of compliance. The Compliance-Based Inspection Scheme (CBIS) allows for eligible imports of chilled durian segments to qualify for reduced inspections once an importer has established a history of compliance.

Imports of chilled durian segments from Malaysia and Thailand (under tariff code 0810.60.00) will be eligible for CBIS as of 31 May 2017. From this date, importers that demonstrate good compliance by importing 3 consecutive consignments of durian segments that pass inspection will qualify for reduced inspection frequency on subsequent consignments.

The import conditions for fresh, chilled durian segments have not changed.

What do I need to do?

Importers and brokers should continue to lodge documentation to the department as per their current practice. When a consignment is lodged in the Integrated Cargo System (ICS) under the tariff code for durian (0810.60.00), you will be prompted to specify whether the consignment is fresh, chilled durian segments. Please note that all other durian products are not eligible for the CBIS.

The assessment for eligibility of reduced inspections happens automatically in the Agriculture Import Management System (AIMS) and does not require any additional action.

How does the Compliance-Based Inspection Scheme work?

Importers must initially pass a minimum number of consecutive consignments in order to demonstrate sufficient compliance. For chilled durian segments, this number will be 3. After an importer has qualified, only 10% of their subsequent imports of durian segments will be directed for inspection. This 10% will be randomly selected using automatic rules in AIMS.

If an importer fails to present the correct documentation, or their consignment fails inspection then they will return to 100% inspection until they requalify for the reduced rate by passing another 3 consecutive inspections.

All consignments are still subject to a documentation assessment before being released by the department regardless

Further information

More information will be published on the Compliance-Based Inspection Scheme webpage.

For further information please email Plant Import Operations (please include ‘Tier 2 – CBIS’ in the subject heading) or phone 1800 900 090.