Import Risk Analyses IRAs

DAFF Biosecurity develops new policy, usually through an Import Risk Analysis (IRA), and also reviews existing quarantine policy on imports of animals, plants and their products.

An IRA is required where there is no quarantine policy or a significant change in existing quarantine policy is to be considered. For example, an IRA would be conducted for:

  • new commodities that have not previously been imported into Australia and               
  • commodities that are already imported but the import request is from a different country/area with a significantly different pest and disease status.

IRAs identify and classify potential quarantine risks and develop policies to manage them. The process followed in conducting an IRA is outlined in the IRA Handbook.

DAFF Biosecurity consults stakeholders through DAFF Biosecurity Advices. If you wish to receive updates on issues that interest you, please register as a Stakeholder.