Notice - Notification of WTO Members: Commencement of Phase 4 and Phase 5 of the Khapra Beetle Emergency Measures
||Commencement of Phase 4 and Phase 5 of the Khapra Beetle Emergency Measures
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). The emergency measures are being implemented in phases and will result in changes to import conditions for plant products and sea containers.
This addendum is to notify trading partners of the expected commencement of Phase 4 and Phase 5 of the khapra beetle emergency measures in early 2022, and extension of Phase 6A of the measures in late 2021.
Phase 4 and 5 measures
In early 2022, Phase 4 and Phase 5 of the khapra beetle urgent actions are expected to commence. Phase 4 will introduce revised phytosanitary certification requirements for other-risk plant products exported from all countries. Phase 5 will introduce phytosanitary certification requirements for seeds for sowing exported from all countries and arriving via all arrival modes.
This addendum concern: Other: Additional information on the implementation of phase 4 and phase 5 of the emergency measures.