wish to advise that Import Requirement 46 relating to hosts and vectors of
tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli (Šulc) (syn. Trioza
cockerelli Šulc)) has been formally declared on 8 June 2018.
This import requirement is in response to the detection and establishment of
tomato potato psyllid (TPP) in the Perth metropolitan area, Western
Australia, and as a precautionary measure in the event the psyllid is detected
in other parts of Australia.
TPP is recognised internationally as a very serious pest of
solanaceous hosts like potato, tomato, capsicum and eggplant. The potato
processing industry in Tasmania is considered to be a very important
agricultural industry sector in the State, generating $100 -150 million per
The Import Requirement 46 – Tomato Potato Psyllid Hosts and
Vectors is effective from 22 June 2018.
Download the Import Requirement 46 Tomato Potato Psyllid
Hosts and Vectors from the Biosecurity Tasmania website
For more information on tomato potato psyllid, visit the Biosecurity Tasmania website.