The Australian Department of Agriculture has considered the biosecurity risks for Australia associated with the importation of commercially produced fresh avocado fruit for human consumption from Chile.
Currently, the importation of fresh avocado fruit for human consumption is permitted into Australia only from New Zealand, provided it meets Australian biosecurity import conditions. This final report recommends that the importation of fresh avocado fruit to Australia from all commercial production areas of Chile be permitted, subject to it meeting a range of biosecurity requirements, as summarised in this report.
The report contains details of all known pests with the potential to be associated with the importation of fresh avocado fruit from Chile that may be of biosecurity concern to Australia. It also provides risk assessments for identified quarantine pests, and recommends risk management measures to reduce the biosecurity risk to an acceptable level.