54-2012 - Revised import conditions for willow and wicker articles
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- Notice to Industry 54-2012
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5 July 2012
Who does this notice affect?
This notice is for importers of willow and wicker articles. It updates Notice to Industry 69/2011.
What are willow and wicker?
Willow articles, willow baskets, fencing and other handicrafts are made from branches of willow (Salix sp) that typically have bark.
Wicker is the name for slender willow branches without bark.
All willow and wicker articles imported to Australia have required an inspection to determine if the product includes bark.
What is changing?
Brokers will be required to answer the following community profile on tariff chapter 46 in the ICS to facilitate the clearance of these products
Do the goods contain any bark?
DAFF will accept a supplier’s or manufacturer’s declaration, an invoice or a phytosanitary certificate with a statement regarding the presence or absence of bark. This document reduces the need for a verification inspection.
|Old conditions||New conditions|
|All willow and wicker imported to Australia are subject to a verification inspection to determine if the product includes bark.||A bark declaration from the supplier or manufacturer will determine inspection requirements.
Where no bark declaration is provided the goods will be directed for inspection and treatment as required.
|Offshore treatment options for wicker were limited to fumigation with methyl bromide or ethylene oxide.||
Where articles include bark, an offshore treatment will not be accepted and consignments will be directed for onshore treatment.
Offshore treatment options for wicker articles that do not contain bark have now been extended to also include:
When will this Industry notice become effective?
These changes will take effect from 31 July 2012.
For more information on the new import requirements for willow, wicker and other wooden articles please contact Timber and Timber Products National Co–ordination Centre in the DAFF Biosecurity Victorian Regional Office or phone 03 8318 6929.
05 Jul 2012