For those of you involved in importing plant material, the federal Department of Agriculture will soon be introducing a new Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON). This new system will replace the existing system ICON. The new BICON system is expected to be a much easier and more instinctive system to use when it comes to searching for import conditions and applying for permits to import.
It is anticpated that the BICON system will undergo a pilot launch in late August and should see full implementation in late October depending upon the pilot.
If industry participants are interested in taking part in the pilot program, there is a call for nominations which is available on the Department of Agriculture website here.
The BICON rollout will be supported with eLearning modules which should be available in July.
For more information on the new BICON system please go to the Department of Agriculture website here.