Important Updates from DAFF & ABF

Dear Valued Customers & Partners,

Please be informed of the following updates:

  1. Prices for Biosecurity and Imported Food Regulatory Activities:

    The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has released the new fees and charges for biosecurity and imported food regulatory activities which will commence on 1 July 2024.

    In 2023, in conjunction with the implementation of new charges, the department committed to an annual review of regulatory charges and made changes to legislation to include indexation.

    In 2024, the department will embed the annual review and apply indexation to regulatory fees and charges. This approach to pricing aims to avoid large price increases in the future and provides opportunity for more frequent engagement with stakeholders on changes to fees and charges.

    Key indexed charges for biosecurity regulatory activities

    FID charge (air): Current price $43 New price $45
    FID charge (sea): Current price $63 New price $66
    In office fee during ordinary hours (per 15 mins) Current price $37 New price $39

    Click here for a full list of all fees and charges

    Please click Read More to view IIAN 139-2024 in its entirety.

  2. Import Prohibition on Certain Small Air Conditioning Equipment:

    With the effect from 1 July 2024, the importation of certain small air conditioning equipment will be prohibited.

    Small air conditioning equipment is defined in the OPSGGM Regulations as any of the following:

  • the outdoor unit of a single head split system air conditioning system
  • a portable air conditioning system
  • an air conditioning system that consists of a single unit designed to be mounted on a wall or window.

    The above equipment is prohibited where that equipment contains, or is designed to use, a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant that has a global warming potential (GWP) of over 750, has a standard charge of up to 2.6 kg of refrigerant, and is designed primarily to cool or heat (or both) a stationary space for human comfort.

    Importers can apply for an equipment licence from the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW), for the import of the above equipment in certain circumstances.

    Please click Read More to view ACN 2024/24 in its entirety.

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