Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.
Exporters are to ensure that each seed container is to be labelled with the genus and species of the seed it contains within. For container holding more than one species are to be labelled separately.
United States of America may not allow entry of consignment wrapped, coated, dipped or sprayed or packaged in plastic or other impermeable material that prevent adequate inspection or treatment.
It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the phytosanitary certificate is issued not more than 15 days prior to the consignment being exported from Australia. Seed consignments intended to be re-exported back to Australia after coating and/or taping:
For seed to be re-exported back to Australia after coating/taping, the seed lot number/s must be entered in the "lot number" field of the EXDOC Request for Permit (RFP)".
Seed Lot number are to be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate in the lot number field for traceability.
Some seeds require mandatory import permit before imported into Australia. Exporters must contact Plant Import Operations (email@example.com) before importing seeds back into Australia. Note:
- The MICoR case was created to facilitate trade based on available information. Exporters are encouraged to confirm the import requirements in case these may have changed without a formal notification to Australia.
- Seed lot number is not required for seeds that will not be re-exported back to Australia after coating or taping.