Notice - Notification of WTO Members: Plant products that are hosts of khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium)
||Plant products that are hosts of khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium)
On 4 August 2020, Australia issued a SPS notification (G/SPS/N/AUS/502) informing trading partners of its intention to implement emergency measures to safeguard Australia against the entry, establishment and spread of khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium).
As notified in addendum G/SPS/N/AUS/502/Add.10, implementation of additional measures under Phase 6A of the emergency measures will commence from 12 July 2021. These additional measures will introduce mandatory offshore treatment requirements for all FCL/FCX sea containers packed with all types of goods in a khapra beetle target risk country and unpacked in a rural grain growing area of Australia.
To assist in preparing stakeholders for the implementation of additional measures under Phase 6A, a specific webpage outlining the sea container measures is available. This webpage can be accessed at: http://www.awe.gov.au/khapra-containers.