An Australian importer has been issued a permit to import bulk wheat from Canada.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources issued the permit for a single shipment of bulk wheat, subject to strict conditions to manage any biosecurity risk.
The import conditions require that the grain is sourced from areas assessed as presenting a low plant and animal biosecurity risk and impose strict movement, storage and processing controls within Australia.
The shipment is expected to arrive in Australia in the next six to eight weeks.
More information about the management of biosecurity risks with imported bulk grain can be found on the department’s website.