Import Requirement Variation (IRV) Quarterly Summary

April 2022 - June 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 
Table Grapes
Schedule 1B and IR10
Vitor Marketing PTY LTD

Amendment

30/06/22
30/07/23
Truffle Trees

IR38A

Katrina Hudson

New

22/06/22
31/12/22
Truffle Trees
IR38A
Leroy Smith

New

02/06/22
31/12/22
Chrysanthemum cuttings
IR38A
Glen Sheil Flowers

​Renewal

15/05/22
16/05/23
Table Grapes
Schedule 1B and IR10
Vitor Marketing PTY LTD

​Renewal

16/05/22

31/07/23
Strawberry runners
IR38A
Toolangi Certified Strawberry Runner Growers Co-Op LTD

​​Renewal

10/05/22

31/07/22

​Meal Kits

IR9

​PM Fresh

​Renewal

​04/05/22

30/06/23​

​Soup Kits

​IR

​Harvest Moon

​Renewal

​02/05/22

​31/12/22

​US Cherries and NZ Persimmons

​IR2 (Cherries)
IR1-8 and IR46 (Persimmon)

​Mumfords

​Renewal

​07/04/22

​31/12/22


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 April 2022 - June 2022 quarter no applications were refused on this basis.​

Contact

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