Import Requirement Variation (IRV) Quarterly Summary

July 2022 - September 2022

The Plant Biosecurity Manual – Tasmania, (PBMTas) outlines specific Tasmanian import requirements for given plants, plant products or other prescribed matter authorised by the Plant Quarantine Act 1997.

Import Requirement Variations (IRVs) may be provided to importers who wish to seek variations to existing Import Requirements. ​Variations are usually requested for specific plants, plant products, prescribed matter or unique import pathways which may not be specifically addressed within the Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania.  

Variations are provided in the form of Conditional Exemptions where acceptable alternative approaches have been proposed and are assessed as appropriate in terms of managing the biosecurity risk. The Conditional Exemptions contain strict import conditions which must be met by the importer.​

​The following table provides a summary of the variations provided during the previous quarter, if you wish to view the individual Condition Exemption documents please send a request to Biosecurity.planthealth@nre.tas.gov.au

​Please note - currently only applications for variation renewals are being considered. Applications for new Import Requirement variations are not being accepted except under exceptional circumstances.


​​Plant / Pla​nt Product
​Exempted Import Requirements
​Importer / Exporter 
​​New, Amended or Renewal?
Exemption Granted Date
Exemption Expiry Date 
Table Grapes
Schedule 1B and IR10
Fresh Produce Group

Renewal

21/07/22
21/07/23
Potted Strawberry Runners

IR38A

JCML Farming

Renewal

09/08/22
31/12/22
Tomato Seedlings
IR38A & IR46
Trando Hydroponics

Renewal

09/08/22
31/12/22
Frozen Boronia Flowers
IR37
Stephen Reynolds

​Renewal

11/08/22
11/08/23
California Table Grapes
Schedule 1B, IR1 and IR10
Mumfords

​Renewal

17/08/22

17/08/23
Seeds for Research
IR12
UTAS

New

24/08/22

20/09/23

Timber for Research

Part 2.11

ANU

​New

24/08/22

31/12/22​

Pea Seeds for Sowing

​IR12

Sunland Seeds

​Renewal

17/08//22

​31/12/23

Codonopsis pilulosa seed

IR36 & 37

UTAS

New

20/09/22

20/09/23

​Lucern and Oaten Chaff
​Part 2.12
​Southern Cross Stockfeeds
​Renewal​07/09/2207/09/23​
​Potato Harvester
​IR11 Clause 3
​Hayden Rattray/Virgara Bros PTY LTD
​New​07/09/2231/10/22​
​Seeds for research
​IR12​UTAS​Amendment​16/09/22​20/09/23

​Three Bonsai pot plants

​IR38A Clause 1B&C

​Lucy Wayland

​New

​20/09/22

​31/10/22


Import Requirement variation applications are refused if the applicant can’t demonstrate that their variation poses very low or lower biosecurity risk to Tasmania. During the July 2022 - September 2022 quarter no applications were refused on this basis.​

Contact

Plant Biosecurity Policy
Phone: 03 6165 3777
Email: Biosecurity.PlantHealth@nre.tas.gov.au