Who does this notice affect?
This notice is of relevance to importers, manufacturers, customs brokers and agents involved in the import of consignments of used oversize tyres into Australian territory.
What has changed?
From 1 August 2018, import conditions for used or aged oversize tyres will be updated in BICON requiring all used or aged oversize tyres to be treated offshore, using a department approved treatment method, prior to arrival in to Australian territory.
Used or aged oversize tyres are tyres that are manufactured and imported into Australia greater than 6 months from time of manufacture, or tyres that have been used on vehicles, machinery and equipment. These tyres are predominantly shipped to Australia in open top containers or as break bulk (non FCL).
To meet the import conditions, consignments of used or aged oversize tyres:
must be accompanied with a valid treatment certificate verifying that the goods have been treated with methyl bromide fumigation at least 48 g/m3 for 24 hours at 21 degrees or above, and the treatment has been carried out within 7 days of loading, and
must be accompanied with a declaration stating that the tyres have been cleaned before export to remove contamination.
Consignments of used or aged oversize tyres that do not meet the above import conditions will be subject to export, or destruction by a department approved method.