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From 24 April 2024 there will be changes to categorisation, reporting & record keeping requirements - see announcements on changes to the General Rules & changes to the Categorisation Guidelines.

Internationally assessed for the environment only

This section relates to introductions that are internationally assessed for the environment only. These must meet all of the criteria described in each step to be considered a 'low risk' introduction under AICIS.

Guidance on this page must be read in conjunction with Step 5.2: Introductions that can be low risk for the environment in our main Categorisation Guide. Step 5.2 relates to internationally-assessed introductions for the environment.

If you have not followed our main Categorisation Guide, do not go any further until you do so. 

If a trusted overseas body has assessed your introduction for the environment and it meets all the other criteria in this guide related to the environment, its indicative risk to the environment is low. 

Your introduction must meet all of the criteria described in each step of this section.

You can also use our decision tool to work out if your introduction is low risk for the environment.

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