Australia to import wheat from Canada
A PERMIT to import Canadian wheat into Australia – the first for foreign grain since 2007 – has been granted by the Australian Government.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources announced this week a permit had been issued for a single shipment of bulk wheat.
The department said the shipment would be subject to “strict conditions to manage any biosecurity risk”. A statement released by the department stated the import conditions required the grain to be sourced from areas “assessed as presenting a low plant and animal biosecurity risk and impose strict movement, storage and processing controls within Australia”.
It is expected the shipment will arrive in Australia in six to eight weeks. According to the department, import deals were developed and implemented during previous major droughts.
GRAIN IMPORT: Australia will receive a single shipment of wheat .