Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.
Original and official translation of the Import permit must be presented to the Department of Agriculture Authorised Officer at the time of making the appointment.
Greater grain borer (Prostephanus truncatus), Sorghum downy mildew (Peronosclerospora sorghi) and Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) are not known to occur in Australia. The freedom from these pests can be endorsed without citing evidence.
Visual inspection of a representative sample is required for endorsing freedom from Sorghum midge (Contarinia sorghicola).
Visual inspection of a representative sample is required to ensure that Columbus grass (Sorghum almum), Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense) and Datura (Datura spp) meet the requirements for minimising weed seeds of quarantine concern to China.
Laboratory testing of a representative sample is required for endorsing freedom from Root rot of sorghum (Periconia circinata) on a phytosanitary certificate.
Endorsement 3010 or 4967 are only to be endorsed on the Phytosanitary certificate where the import permit specifically states this requirement.
Import permits sighted in which there are no specific pests or diseases listed are to be issued with Nil Additional Declaration.
Exporter to provide evidence attesting to the endorsement and to present to the Department of Agriculture Authorised Officer at time of inspection.