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Exporting or Importing Plant based materials into SA

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I just thought I should let you know about this; but many of you might already be aware of it ;)

Just FYI:

"There are some changes to the Plant Health Act coming into force in South Australia on 01/07/2009. These changes will impact on the import (or transport through) of horticultural/plant produce into South Australia – from interstate. Any South Australian business/organisation importing such produce will need to have registered with Primary Industries and Resources SA (PIRSA). Such consignments will need to be inspected by PIRSA inspectors (for a fee) unless the businesses in question undertake self verification of consignments under an Import Verification Compliance Assurance scheme.

If you or your contacts need further information, please take a look at the attached document; the PIRSA brochure:http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf...ct_brochure.pdf; or the PIRSA website: http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/

PIRSA have already confirmed that these rules will apply to small samples imported for research purposes."

I would imagine this would also restrict hobby based movement of plants to South Australia.

If you live in SA and not sure how this will effect you, maybe you should get all the aquatic plants you need including Ketapang before 01/07/2009.

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Can you believe it!!

Thanks for the links Serkan.

Seem we are always at the wrong end of the stick when it comes to aquarium plants.

I can understand we need to protect the environment,but I can't imagine paying $50

for a clump of moss and then releasing it into a waterway!

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