Change to Import Packing Declaration Requirements

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) has revised the minimum documentary requirements for import packing declarations.

DAWR has aligned the Non Commodity Information Requirements policy and the Non Commodity BICON Case with the import conditions for bamboo packaging.

Bamboo packaging is now acceptable provided it is treated by an approved method prior to export or on arrival and does not need to be declared as unacceptable packaging.

The department will continue to accept packing declarations that are in the current format for consignments shipped on or before 30 June 2018. All consignments shipped on or after 1 July 2018, must be accompanied by a packaging declaration that meets the revised requirements.

The updated Packing Declaration is available for download from the Tools section of our website.

Please contact our office for further information.