Date fruit from the Middle East and North Africa region

We finalised the risk analysis for fresh date fruit from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

For the purposes of this risk analysis, the MENA 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 was funded under the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper and is one way we are strengthening biosecurity surveillance and analysis.

It is recommended that the import of fresh dates from the MENA region be permitted provided it meets our biosecurity import conditions.

Eight quarantine pests associated with fresh dates are present in the MENA region, and need risk management measures to reduce the risk to an acceptable level. A range of measures are recommended to reduce the risk of these pests arriving in Australia via the date fruit pathway.

We released a draft report for fresh dates from the MENA region on 31 July 2018, for public consultation. The consultation period closed on 28 September 2018.

All submissions were considered in finalising the risk analysis.

You can read the final risk analysis report as well as our responses to stakeholder comments on the draft report.

We finalised the risk analysis for fresh date fruit from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

For the purposes of this risk analysis, the MENA 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 was funded under the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper and is one way we are strengthening biosecurity surveillance and analysis.

It is recommended that the import of fresh dates from the MENA region be permitted provided it meets our biosecurity import conditions.

Eight quarantine pests associated with fresh dates are present in the MENA region, and need risk management measures to reduce the risk to an acceptable level. A range of measures are recommended to reduce the risk of these pests arriving in Australia via the date fruit pathway.

We released a draft report for fresh dates from the MENA region on 31 July 2018, for public consultation. The consultation period closed on 28 September 2018.

All submissions were considered in finalising the risk analysis.

You can read the final risk analysis report as well as our responses to stakeholder comments on the draft report.