Vehicles, particularly second-hand ones, used agricultural equipment, and earthmoving equipment, can represent a significant agricultural quarantine risk pathway because they are frequently contaminated with plant material, soil and a diverse range of organisms, such as insects, snails, plant diseases and weed seeds.
The equipment, particularly crop harvesters or processing equipment, is relatively complex machinery with a lot of places where plant materials accumulate and can be very difficult to clean and inspect.
|STEPS||PROCEDURE FOR THE INSPECTION OF VEHICLES|
|1 – 3||Refer to Basic Requirements|
|4||Sight cleaning certificate, if any.
Inspect the vehicle for:
|5||If it is a road vehicle or parts for such a vehicle, go to Step 6.
If it is agricultural, earthmoving, mining, logging, sawmill and/or military equipment, go to Step 7.
If it is food processing machinery, go to Step 8.
|6||Road vehicles and spare parts – look carefully in the following areas:
Then proceed to Step 9.
|7||Agricultural, earthmoving, mining, logging, sawmill and military equipment.
Look carefully in the following areas:
Then proceed to Step 9.
|8||Used food processing machinery, including: meat processors, feed mill equipment, abattoir equipment, dairy machinery.
Dismantle for proper inspection, then go to Step 9.
|9||If contaminated or infested, instruct the importer to move the vehicle, machinery etc. to an approved place for cleaning.
Collect specimens for identification.
|10||Arrange the removal of soil from vehicles, machinery, etc. with a high pressure water jet. All the liquid waste must drain directly into the sea, a town sewerage system or be collected in a sump and treated with chlorine. Solid waste is to be removed from the sump and treated with formalin, steam sterilisation or fumigation with methyl bromide.|
|11||For all other forms of contamination including seed spillage, direct the importer to remove the contamination and treat as necessary by fumigation or burning.|
|12||Re-inspect after cleaning.
If satisfactory, go to Step 14.
If not satisfactory, order re-treatment and re-inspect on completion. Then, when satisfactory, go to Step 13.
|13||Supervise destruction of soil, seeds and other plant and animal debris. Go to Step 14.|
|14||On completion of inspection and treatment, advise the importer of fees due, collect the fees and release vehicle/machinery/parts.|
|15||Complete the documentation|
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