Asbestos import and export permit holder's responsibilities include:
- Complying with all applicable laws, including for importation and exportation, handling, labelling, packaging and disposing of asbestos. A list of relevant laws can be found on the ‘Where can I check the laws’ page.
- Complying with the conditions of the permit.
- Ensuring all parties in the supply chain for goods, materials or samples that contain, or may contain, asbestos are made aware of Australian import and export requirements including declaring asbestos at the border.
- Ensuring a copy of the valid permit is available to produce if requested by the Australian Border Force.
Are import and export declarations required?
- Formal Import Declarations are required for all imports that contain, or may contain, asbestos including samples. Further information is available at https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-and-manufacturing/importing/how-to-import/import-declaration.
- Formal Export Declarations including the asbestos export permit number and the appropriate Australian Harmonised Export Commodity Code (AHECC) used to describe the goods are required for all exports that contain or may contain asbestos including samples. Further information is available at https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-and-manufacturing/exporting/how-to-export/export-declaration.