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Old 11-10-2009, 06:21   #1
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hi all.. im about to buy some antifouling in panama/colombia and wanted to no what antifouling is/isnt allowed in australian waters//
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Check out Australian Govt's pages. They give up to date info.

Last time I was there copper was still OK. Lead was not. We had International Micron.

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The link to the AQIS (Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service) page on entering Australia is here.

I'd strongly advise browsing the entire site, and following the links there to the Customs and Immigration sites.

Without knowing the full picture you must report well before you arrive to AQUIS and Immigration. Yachts have had very unpleasant experiences when they did not follow requirements.

You must check the section on "Biofouling". My recollection (unreliable, hazy, getting old) is that yachts can antifoul at the last place they visit before Australia, but your questions are better directed to AQUIS and Immigration (by email?).
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