Quarantine Aspects and Procedures - Cargo Containers
'Cargo Containers: Quarantine Aspects and Procedures' details information on quarantine requirements for risk management of containers and the cargo and packaging materials they carry. Timber pests and diseases pose a significant quarantine risk to Australia, and accordingly all timber in containers, including exposed timber components, must be treated before the container can be considered for immediate release. There are also quarantine concerns with the external and internal cleanliness of containers.
This document is current on the date of access but may change without prior notice. Importers must satisfy Australian quarantine concerns and comply with quarantine conditions applicable at the time of entry. The Commonwealth of Australia through AQIS is not liable for costs arising from or associated with decisions to import based on conditions presented here, which are not current at the time of importation.
Because this document is now in the form of a web portal, changes will no longer be published on the 1st and 15th of the month.
- Quarantine issues associated with containers or the goods they carry
- Quarantine procedures for containers
- Quarantine procedures for Air Cargo Unit Loading Devices (ULDs)
For further information please contact one of the following:
- For enquiries regarding the review of the CC-QAP or timber issues contact the Timber National Coordination Centre, +61 3 8318 6929, or email Timber Imports.
- For enquiries regarding the Minimum Documentary Requirements Policy or Entry Management issues contact the Entry Management Program.
- For enquiries regarding the Non-Commodity Information Requirements Policy or Co-regulation Import Schemes Implemented by AQIS email the Co-regulation Administration and Support Program.
10 May 2010