Containers used by the air transport industry are designed to meet specific airworthiness standards and are usually constructed from metal with no exposed timber. Soil contamination on containers must be cleaned.
AQIS will immediately release air cargo containers if the following information is supplied:
- Declaration by exporter or consignor that the container is not carrying untreated timber packing or straw
- adequate description of goods to satisfy AQIS that they are not subject to quarantine; and
- the container is not contaminated with material of plant or animal origin.