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Appendix 10: Status of import risk analyses

The following tables show the status of import risk analyses and other risk analyses at 30 June 2011.

Table 56 Import risk analyses completed
Import Status
Stone fruit from the United States Policy determination made on 16 July 2010
Table grapes from China Policy determination made on 14 June 2011
Freshwater ornamental finfish: review of biosecurity risks associated with gourami iridovirus and related viruses Provisional final report completed on 22 July 2010


Table 57 Other risk analyses completed
Import Status
Phalaenopsis orchids from Taiwan Review of policy finalised on 27 August 2010
Hops nursery stock Review of policy finalised on 23 December 2010
Mangoes from the Philippines Extension of existing policy finalised on 28 September 2010
Mangoes from India (fresh) Final report released on 5 April 2011
Risk analysis for the release of Plectonycha correntina as a biological control agent for Madeira vine Final report released on 8 November 2010
Asian gypsy moths and risk estimates for Asian seaports based on geospatial data Manual provided to Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) Seaports and AQIS Operational Science Program in April 2011
Routine and complex advice to AQIS on processed products and biological imports Over 850 complex and routine assessments completed
Weed risk assessments 241 completed
Other risk analysis 7 completed
Kiwifruit nursery stock and pollen from Italy and New Zealand Emergency measures introduced to manage the risk posed by Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae, which causes bacterial canker of kiwifruit
Penguins from New Zealand Amendments to import requirements for penguins from New Zealand announced on 5 November 2010


Table 58 Regulated import risk analyses in progress
Import Status
Fresh ginger from Fiji commenced on 13 August 2010
De-crowned pineapple fruit from Malaysia commenced on 6 June 2010
Apples from the United States

commenced on 17 March 2008. ‘Stop the clock’ provision invoked on 4 March 2010

Further information required from the United States on the risk posed by some quarantinable pests present in the United States Pacific Northwest states and proposed quarantine measures

Beef and beef products for human consumption from Canada

‘stop the clock’ provision invoked on 24 November 2010

Canada advised it is unable to provide essential information detailing its cattle health status and beef production and certification systems

Beef and beef products for human consumption from Japan

‘Stop the clock’ provision invoked on 10 May 2010, following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease

Two processes required to restart the clock on the import risk analysis. Japan will need to:

  • be foot-and-mouth disease free as assessed by Australia
  • provide a comprehensive submission on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) to Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and on other animal health controls to Biosecurity Australia
Beef and beef products for human consumption from the United States

‘Stop the clock’ provision invoked on 4 February 2011

Although the US provided a BSE submission to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, it has not provided essential information detailing its cattle health status and beef production and certification systems



Table 59 Other risk assessments in progress
Import Status
Non-regulated analysis of existing policy for apples from New Zealand Commenced on 7 December 2011. Draft report released 4 May 2011
Mango fruit from Pakistan Extension of policy released for public consultation on 8 April 2011
Hazelnut nursery stock Draft report released on 10 June 2011
Candidatus Liberibacter species’ (citrus greening) and their insect vectors Draft pest risk assessment released for stakeholder comments on 30 August 2010
Review of import conditions for taro corms Draft report released on 16 March 2011. Public comment period closed on 20 May 2011
Table grapes from South Korea Draft report on non-regulated analysis of existing policy released on 11 April 2011
Table grapes from India Non-regulated analysis of existing policy announced on 25 November 2010
Mangoes from Pakistan Draft report on non-regulated analysis of existing policy released on 8 April 2011
Drosophila suzukii (spotted wing Drosophila) Draft non-regulated analysis released for comment on 21 October 2010
Mangosteens from Indonesia Non-regulated analysis of existing policy announced on 4 June 2010
Import risk analysis on island cabbage from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu (joint project with the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries) Pest categorisation complete. Significant progress on draft report
Lilium cut flowers from Taiwan Significant progress made
Pest risk analysis for coniferous timber from Canada Progressed pest risk analysis
Pest risk analysis for burnt pine longicorn Draft report being finalised
Pest risk analysis for flute canker Draft report being finalised
Pest risk analysis for Phytophthora kernoviae Draft report prepared
Pest risk analysis for sudden oak death Progressed risk analysis
Pest risk analysis for viroids borne by tomato seed Draft report being finalised
Geospatial analysis for Hylesia moths Progressed analysis
Asian elephants from New Zealand Work commenced
Dogs and cats (babesiosis) from all countries Work continuing as part of a single review of existing policy. Draft report to be circulated to stakeholders in the second half of 2011
Dogs and cats (rabies) from all countries Work continuing as part of a single review of existing policy. Draft report to be circulated to stakeholders in the second half of 2011
Lobster from Papua New Guinea Awaiting Papua New Guinea’s implementation of recommendations from assessment report
Non–human primates from all countries Work nearing completion
Queen honey bees from various countries Draft expected to be released in the second half of 2011
Ruminant (bovine, ovine, caprine, cervine) semen and embryos from the European Union, and bovine semen and embryos from Switzerland and Norway (in relation to bluetongue virus) Final report to be released in the second half of 2011 following circulation of draft report for public comment in June 2010
Vaccines from all countries – diagnostic testing for extraneous pathogens Final report nearing completion (released 26 July 2011)
Zoo perissodactyls (zoo equids, rhinos and tapirs) Work commenced on review of quarantine requirements following completion of the horse impact risk analysis

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