Review of biosecurity import requirements for fresh date fruit from the Middle East and North Africa region

Consultation submissions are now closed.

We will consider all comments before finalising the review.

We are conducting a risk analysis for fresh date fruit (greater that 30 per cent moisture content) from the Middle East and North Africa region.

For the purposes of this risk analysis, the Middle East and North Africa region includes Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemen.

This risk analysis will be conducted in 3 steps:

  1. Review current scientific information and prepare a draft risk analysis report proposing risk management measures.
  2. Release the draft risk analysis report for public comment.
  3. Consider feedback in preparing the final risk analysis report, to be published on our website by the end of 2018.

You can read the draft risk analysis report PDF (3.1 MB). The draft risk analysis report outlines the identified biosecurity risks, associated with importing fresh date fruit from the Middle East and North Africa region, and proposed risk management measures.

This risk analysis is funded under the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper and is one way we are strengthening biosecurity surveillance and analysis.

Consultation submissions are now closed.

We will consider all comments before finalising the review.

We are conducting a risk analysis for fresh date fruit (greater that 30 per cent moisture content) from the Middle East and North Africa region.

For the purposes of this risk analysis, the Middle East and North Africa region includes Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemen.

This risk analysis will be conducted in 3 steps:

  1. Review current scientific information and prepare a draft risk analysis report proposing risk management measures.
  2. Release the draft risk analysis report for public comment.
  3. Consider feedback in preparing the final risk analysis report, to be published on our website by the end of 2018.

You can read the draft risk analysis report PDF (3.1 MB). The draft risk analysis report outlines the identified biosecurity risks, associated with importing fresh date fruit from the Middle East and North Africa region, and proposed risk management measures.

This risk analysis is funded under the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper and is one way we are strengthening biosecurity surveillance and analysis.