Import conditions search Code
BICON is the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources import conditions database that contains the Australian import conditions for more than 20,000 plant, animal, microbial, mineral and human products.
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BICON Alerts
The BICON Alerts page contains hot topics or major changes to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources import requirements. The list is in date order of publication with the most recent issue at the top. The information is frequently updated. The content of an BICON Alert may be continually updated with the Date changing and the Topic remaining the same.
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Importing Food to Australia

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is responsible for administering two sets of requirements with which imported food must comply. The first set of requirements address quarantine concerns. The second set of requirements address food safety and are those set out in the Imported Food Control Act 1992.

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The Biosecurity Act 2015

The Biosecurity Act replaced the Quarantine Act 1908 in 2016 and is designed to be flexible and responsive to changes in technology and future challenges. The Act: aims to promote a shared responsibility between government and industry​; provides a modern regulatory framework; reduces duplication and regulatory impacts; and allows for current and future trading environments.

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Food Standards Australia New Zealand

FSANZ develops and administers the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, which lists requirements for foods such as additives, food safety, residue limits and labelling.
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Allergen Bureau

The Allergen Bureau provides rapid responses to questions concerning the management of food allergen risks in food ingredients and manufactured foods in Australia and New Zealand.

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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The ACCC’s primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with Australian competition, fair trading, and consumer protection laws – in particular the Competition and Consumer Act 2010
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Australian Food & Grocery Council

The AFGC represents Australian packaged food, drinks and grocery products manufacturers.

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Immigration and Boarder Protection

Immigration and Boarder Protection manages the security and integrity of Australia’s borders.
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Trade Measurement

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) manages the security and integrity of Australia’s borders.

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Australian Trusted Trader
Australian Trusted Trader is a voluntary trade facilitation initiative. It recognises businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices, rewarding accredited businesses with numerous trade facilitation benefits.
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FTA Portal
The Free Trade Agreement Portal was developed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The Portal contains comprehensive information for exporters and importers exploring the benefits of Australia’s free trade agreements with ASEAN, and New Zealand, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand.
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Federal Register of Legislation
The Federal Register of Legislation (the Legislation Register) is the authorised whole-of-government website for Commonwealth legislation and related documents. It contains the full text and details of the lifecycle of individual laws and the relationships between them.
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Australian Government – APVMA
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority is an Australian government statutory authority established in 1993 to centralise the registration of all agricultural and veterinary chemical products into the Australian marketplace.
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FSANZ Food Safety Standards Resources
FSANZ Food Safety and Recalls page provides a range of information regarding food safety standards. Technical information including Health and Hygiene; Food Recall Systems; Food Handling Processes; Temperature control requirements. There is also information for Charities and Community organisations.
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AFGC – Product Information Form
The Food Industry Product Information Form (PIF) is a single form used across the food industry to obtain information needed to meet obligations under regulatory requirements and industry codes in regards to foods and food ingredients in a consistent and standardised manner. Improving company efficiency and reliability by managing product specification and other related data.
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