27 April 2004
PLANT BIOSECURITY POLICY MEMORANDUM 2004/14
POLICY DETERMINATION ON THE IMPORTATION OF FRESH MANGOSTEEN (GARCINIA MANGOSTANA) FRUIT FROM THAILAND
This Plant Biosecurity Policy Memorandum (PBPM) advises stakeholders of the final policy determination to allow the importation of fresh mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) fruit from Thailand.
Biosecurity Australia notified stakeholders in PBPM 2004/01 of the release of the final import risk analysis (IRA) report on the importation of fresh mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) fruit from Thailand on 10 February 2004.
Stakeholders were given the opportunity to appeal to the Import Risk Analysis Appeal Panel (IRAAP) – a body that is separate from Biosecurity Australia. Two appeals were received during the appeal period. Following consideration by the IRAAP the two appeals were disallowed.
The final policy determination to allow the importation of fresh mangosteen fruit from Thailand, incorporating conditions outlined in the final IRA report, has now been made by the Director of Animal and Plant Quarantine. Biosecurity Australia will notify the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) of the new policy and AQIS will publish the import conditions on the AQIS website (www.aqis.gov.au/icon).
Biosecurity Australia would like to thank all stakeholders for their involvement in finalising this IRA process. If you have any further queries please contact Technical and Administrative Services at the following address:
Technical and Administrative Services
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
GPO Box 858
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Telephone: (02) 6272 5094
Facsimile: (02) 6272 3307
Stakeholders are advised that, subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the Privacy Act 1988, all submissions received in response to Plant Biosecurity Policy Memoranda will be publicly available and may be listed or referred to in any papers or reports prepared on the subject matter of the memoranda.
The Commonwealth reserves the right to reveal the identity of a respondent unless a request for anonymity accompanies the submission. Where a request for anonymity does not accompany the submission the respondent will be taken to have consented to the disclosure of his or her identity for the purposes of Information Privacy Principle 11 of the Privacy Act 1988.
The contents of the submission will not be treated as confidential unless they are marked ‘confidential’ and they are capable of being classified as such in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
If you wish to suggest inclusion of an additional stakeholder in our distribution list, or if you wish to be removed from the distribution list, please provide details to Technical and Administrative Services.
Information on all IRAs and policy reviews being conducted by Plant Biosecurity is available on the Internet at www.daff.gov.au/plantbiosecurity.
Contact: Technical and Administrative Services
Telephone: 02 6272 5094
Facsimile: 02 6272 3307
Edmund Barton Building Barton ACT GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 ph +61 2 6272 3933 www.daff.gov.au ABN 24 113 085 695