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?