Can I send Sending Nicotiana rustica seeds to Tasmania From the Mainland in Legal Matters Posted December 18, 2022 There is a power play going on with Biosecurity (which quarantine now under) down here and there has been some over enthusiastic power hungry public servants. They'll usually use the package has contaminants, vegetative material or the big taboo soil. Covid has had the effect of empowering some agencies, and cvnts. Tobacco excise applies to producing and dealing in tobacco leaf as a tobacco product. Also for controls of the movement of tobacco leaf ( prevent diversion to chop chop etc). The seed, leaf and plant is not up for excise until there is intent for use as a tobacco product.... Where the tax is. The whole poppy seed saga recently has been a bit embarrassing to Biosecurity on the public and political front... Theyll be some over enthusiastic actions if they can justify it in their grey matter.