Inspection covers the process for both imports and exports, but does not include activities such as testing or post-entry-quarantine of plants for planting (propagating material). This is covered in Section 18.104.22.168.
This manual is designed so that the biosecurity officer may assemble a set of documents that describe the inspection procedure, irrespective of whether you are:
The responsibilities and powers of biosecurity officers are identified and linked to the relevant sections/articles of national legislation.
Import inspection is one of the main operational activities of the official national biosecurity organisation of a country. The purpose is to ensure that the phytosanitary measures that are determined through import risk analysis are met and managed in accordance with the import requirements that have been set out in an import permit (if required) and/or in compliance with phytosanitary legislation.
Inspection procedures begin at the arrival of a commodity at the point of entry and may consist of general procedures that can be applied to a commodity class or be very specific with application to a single commodity or pest or disease.
The requirements for the inspection of commodities that have not been given specific phytosanitary procedures are dealt with under a range of headings that consider the procedure in a chronological sequence from the arrival of the commodity at the point of entry.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Preparation for inspection:
|2||Check the equipment you will require. Make sure the equipment functions.|
|3||Check that you have all the forms required for the seizure/treatment/destruction of pests and consignments, and the schedule of fees.|
The next steps depend on:
(a) the location (Airport, Seaport , Transit area, Mail exchange or Registered premises) and
(b) the type of commodity
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