Offshore pre-shipment inspections of used machinery and equipment
DAFF will assess and may conduct offshore pre-shipment inspections upon request by a client, if it is determined that the biosecurity risk associated with machinery being imported is too great to be managed exclusively in Australia.
An offshore pre-shipment inspection is not a biosecurity clearance, but is designed to minimise the DAFF inspection requirements on arrival in Australia. The machinery and equipment will still be subject to a verification inspection upon arrival into Australia to ensure the goods arrive in a condition free from biosecurity risk material.
If you are an importer of used machinery and equipment and would like advice on applying for an offshore pre-shipment inspection or to determine whether an offshore pre-shipment inspection is appropriate for you, please contact:
DAFF Machinery and Military Program
PO Box 222
Phone: +61 7 3246 8706
Fax: +61 7 3246 8785
Email DAFF Machinery
24 May 2013