Import Requirement Variation (IRV) Quarterly Summary

​January 2022 - March 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.


​​Plant / Pla​nt Product
​Exempted Import Requirements
​Importer / Exporter 
​​New, Amended or Renewal?
Exemption Granted Date
Exemption Expiry Date 
Fodder
Part 2.12
Eric Brumby

​Renewal

14/01/22
14/01/23
Meal Kits

​Fruit fly Import Requirements and IR9

Marley Spoon PTY LTD

​Renewal​

14/01/22
14/01/23
Table Grapes

Schedule 1B and IR10
Vitor Marketing PTY LTD

​Renewal​

20/01/22
20/01/23
Apple and Pear Seedlings
IR38A
Australian Pome Fruit Improvement Program LTD

​Renewal

01/02/22
31/12/22
Nursery Stock
IR38A
Post Office Farm Nursery

​Renewal

​01/02/22

31/12/22
Flower Bulbs
IR38A
Tulips With a Difference

​​Renewal

22/03/22

22/02/23

​Medjool Dates

​Fruit fly Import Requirements

​Fresh Produce Group of Australia PTY LTD

​Renewal

​30/03/22

31/03/23​


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 January 2022 - March 2022 quarter no applications were refused on this basis.​

Contact

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