DAFF Country Action List (CAL) and Risk Vessels
DAFF targets a range of high risk pests and other contaminants (such as soil) on imported sea containers and non-containerised (breakbulk) cargo. High risk pests include but are not limited to Giant African Snail, black spiny toads, exotic bees and ants. Containers from countries listed on the CAL are inspected prior to release from the terminal unless special arrangements have been made with DAFF. For more information please refer to the link on the DAFF website Sea Container Hygiene System.
This information applies to the external examination of Country Action List (CAL) containers and break bulk cargo and the internal examination of empty containers from countries on the DAFF Country Action List.
Current DAFF import conditions require that the principal agent for the vessel carrying containers/cargo from countries on the CAL need to ensure that DAFF receives cargo lists at least 24 hours prior to vessel arrival at the first port. This requirement has been extended to containers/cargo from countries on the CAL. The Principal Agent of the vessel will incur all DAFF charges associated with the GAS inspection process.
A single CAL is being used to target break bulk cargo and containers requiring full six sided inspections on arrival.
Inquiries or comments regarding this list can be directed by email to the Sea Cargo Program.
DAFF Country Action List
All containers and break bulk from the following countries require full six sided inspection of external surfaces and the internal surfaces of empty containers, when discharged at Australian ports.
If your cargo is imported from one of the countries listed below, it is imperative that you check the CAL status of your cargo with the relevant stevedore before arranging collection of the cargo from the terminal. This requirement applies irrespective of the container status indicated in the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs) Integrated Cargo System (ICS) or on the contingency container lists published on the Customs or 1–STOP websites.
Note: This information applies to all Australian ports of discharge.
- American Samoa
- Brunei Darussalam
- Burkina Faso
- Central African Rep.
- Christmas Island
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Cote d'Ivoire
- Equatorial Guinea
- French Polynesia
- Micronesia (Federated States of)
- New Caledonia
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Solomon Islands
- Wallis & Futuna
- West Papua
01 Sep 2012