The European Union Scientific Review Group (SRG) has considered whether to ban Australian exports of hard coral species Catalaphyllia jardinei, Duncanopsammia axifuga, Euphyllia ancora, E. glabrescens, and E. paraancora at its meeting on 3 December. No conclusive decision has been made.

Therefore imports may continue subject to the decision of individual Member States as to whether they issue import permits. The SRG will consider this matter again at its next meeting which is tentatively scheduled for the beginning of March 2021.

OFI worked with the Australian government and exporters to provide information necessary to avoid a ban.