ICA Summary Cross Index
Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) Acceptance Summary Tabulation for Biosecurity Tasmania
Biosecurity Tasmania declares a number of import requirements that are designed to mitigate the identified risk of introduction of List A or B Regulated Quarantine Pests that may be associated with imports of a wide range of prescribed matter (including plants or plant products) into the State.
Biosecurity Tasmania also recognises other certification schemes which may also offer risk mitigation equivalence for those same import risk pathways. One such stream of certification recognition is the Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) Scheme, administered by the Subcommittee on Domestic Quarantine and Market Access.
The following table summarises Biosecurity Tasmania’s acceptance status for all current ICA’s. Many ICA’s are accepted by Biosecurity Tasmania as offering risk equivalence, while some are not accepted.
In addition to those ICAs cited within given Import Requirements, listed in Section 2.17 of the Manual, there is also one ICA protocol accepted by Tasmania which is not aligned to any existing Tasmanian Import Requirement (IR) equivalent:
• ICA-24: Treatment and Inspection of Aquatic Plants;
The current status of ICAs acceptances by Biosecurity Tasmania are summarised as a cross-index in the following file attachment:
PBMTas Cross-index of Tasmanian Import Requirements (IRs) by ICA Equivalent (304Kb)