Review of import conditions for cucurbitaceous crop seeds for sowing

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Consultations submissions are now closed.

We are currently reviewing Australia’s import conditions for cucurbitaceous crop seeds for sowing.

Cucurbitaceous crops are species in the Cucurbitaceae family which includes cucumbers, gourds, melons, pumpkins, squashes and zucchinis.

We have now released a draft report evaluating the effectiveness of existing risk management measures and proposing new mandatory phytosanitary measures to reduce the risk of pests entering Australia.

Comments were invited to provide comments on the proposed measures described in this review and any other measures that might provide equivalent risk management outcomes.

Submissions on the draft report closed on 19 February 2018.

We will consider all comments before finalising the review.

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

Consultations submissions are now closed.

We are currently reviewing Australia’s import conditions for cucurbitaceous crop seeds for sowing.

Cucurbitaceous crops are species in the Cucurbitaceae family which includes cucumbers, gourds, melons, pumpkins, squashes and zucchinis.

We have now released a draft report evaluating the effectiveness of existing risk management measures and proposing new mandatory phytosanitary measures to reduce the risk of pests entering Australia.

Comments were invited to provide comments on the proposed measures described in this review and any other measures that might provide equivalent risk management outcomes.

Submissions on the draft report closed on 19 February 2018.

We will consider all comments before finalising the review.

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