Import Requirement Variation (IRV) Quarterly Summary

​​​​​​​Octo​​ber - December 2020

The Plant Biosecurity Manual – Tasmania, (PBMTas) outlines specific Tasmanian import requirements for given plants, plant products or other prescribed matter authorised by the Plant Quarantine Act 1997.

Import Requirement Variations (IRVs) may be provided to importers who wish to seek variations to existing Import Requirements. ​Variations are usually requested for specific plants, plant products, prescribed matter or unique import pathways which may not be specifically addressed within the Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania.  

Variations are provided in the form of Conditional Exemptions where acceptable alternative approaches have been proposed and are assessed as appropriate in terms of managing the biosecurity risk. The Conditional Exemptions contain strict import conditions which must be met by the importer.

​The following table provides a summary of the variations provided during the previous quarter, and includes the individual Condition Exemption documents.

Please note - currently only applications for variation renewals are being considered. Applications for new Import Requirement variations are not being accepted.

​​Plant / Pla​nt Product
​Exempted Import Requirements
​Importer / Exporter 
​​New, Amended or Renewal?
Exemption Granted Date
Exemption Expiry Date 
​Washed ware potatoes

  IR9 Mitolo Group   (155Kb)​


​Oaten, wheaten and lucerne chaf

​General provisions (fodder)

  Southern Cross Feeds   (149Kb)

Meal kits
Fruit fly import requirements, IR9, and IR31

  Marley Spoon   (181Kb)



​​Melaleuca quinquenervia bark
s.67 restricted plant and plant products

  Australian Flavour Lab   (226Kb)​


During the October-December 2020 quarter, one application was received and not approved by the Chief Plant Health Manager due to sufficient risk mitigation not being met.


Plant Biosecurity Policy
Phone: 03 6165 3777

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