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Issues With Yacht Fumigation in Australia

By doina — last modified Mar 20, 2007 10:11 PM

Published: 2007-03-20 22:11:10
Countries: Australia

I am seeking out other owners who may be having issues with Australian Quarantine regarding the requirement of so called mandatory fumigation of imported yachts. I am now 4 months into fighting with AQIS (australian quarantine inspection services) objecting to an expensive and potentially dangerous fumigation of my yacht, contrary to evidence of any infestation of any kind following an inspection by an AQIS entamologist. Perhaps by pooling resources and information a concentrated representation could be made to perhaps the Federal Minister for this department to bring all this unneccesary bureacratic nonsense to a halt. The only response I currently get from AQIS as to why the boat should be fumigated is because they say so with no justification. AQIS has also refused to provide a copy of the report made by the entamologist even though this inspection was paid for by me the owner. I can be contacted either by email or by telephoning 02 66 828218 (I am an Australian resident living in New South Wales). Any comments or responses will be very welcome.

Phil Martin philmartin_2000@yahoo.com

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