Biosecurity Tasmania Import Risk Analysis (IRA) Processes

​​​​Biosecurity Tasmania undertakes Import Risk Analysis reporting processes consistent with national and international guidelines, when evaluating what pests and diseases are of greatest biosecurity concern to Tasmania.

The Import Risk Analysis (IRA) is a framework of context, concepts, methods and administrative procedures.

 Import Risk Analysis (3.29 MB)​

IRAs Available

Fruit Fly Host Produce

Fruit flies are among the most important horticultural pests in the world, rendering a wide range of fruit unfit for sale or consumption. Tasmania is free of pest fruit flies. Entry of host produce to Tasmania has been regulated for many years to support area freedom and maintain export market confidence. Today the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) administers eighteen fruit fly phytosanitary protocols called Import Requirements.

  Review of Import Requirements for Fruit Fly Host Produce from Mainland Australia   (4Mb)​

Queen Bee Importation

This Import Risk Analysis indicates the unrestricted risk of small hive beetle gaining entry to Tasmania via queen bee importation from interstate exceeds Tasmania's Appropriate Level of Protection (ALOP) and as a consequence, regulatory control measures to reduce the risk to a level below or meeting Tasmania's ALOP are identified.

  Import Risk Analysis on Queen Bees   (3Mb)


 Onion Smut

Tasmania regulates passage of Allium commodities based on the presence of Iris Yellow Spot
Tospovirus and Urocystis cepulae (onion smut) under Import Requirement 11 (IR11) of the
Plant Quarantine Manual Tasmania (PQMTas).

This analysis applies only to part (iii) of the IR and is restricted to commercially produced Allium seed for the purposes of sowing in Tasmania. The term 'commercial' takes account of standard commercial and quality assurance production practices for the seed. The analysis applies only to the disease onion smut (Urocystis cepulae).

  Import Risk Analysis on Onion Smut   (5Mb)


Grape Phylloxera

Import Requirement 10 (IR10) of the Plant Quarantine Manual Tasmania imposes specific phytosanitary measures on imported vectors of the List A pest, grape phylloxera.

(Daktulosphaira vitifoliae (Fitch)).

Grape phylloxera is an insect that feeds on the roots of grapevines. The feeding activity of grape phylloxera infestations eventually causes grapevines to die. Grape phylloxera is commonly referred to as the 'world's worst grapevine pest' as infestations can cause extensive damage and can only be eradicated by the removal of all infested grapevines and replacing them with resistant grafted root stock.

  Import Risk Analysis Grape Phylloxera   (4Mb)



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