China – Update on Administrative Measures for Dairy Products

The department has received a request from China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) for names and addresses of manufacturing establishments to be printed on health certificates signed from 15 June 2014. The department intends to implement this requirement through its electronic export documentation system (EXDOC) prior to this deadline. Exporters should [...]

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Grain and Seed Exports – Fee Remission Program

Consignments comprising less than 10kg do not require a notice of intention to export/export permit and therefore no export permit documentation fee applies. See Export Control (Prescribed Goods – General) Order 2005 Order 2.01 (g). If an importing country requires other export certification for the consignment, all fees described below apply. This fee structure is [...]

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China: Increased inspection of Australian hides and skins

Increased inspection of Australian hides and skins  The Department of Agriculture has been advised that Chinese inspection and quarantine agencies have recently enhanced their monitoring of imported Australian hides and skins. Shipments that are inappropriately processed or are contaminated with foreign material are likely to be destroyed immediately. The above action follows a number of [...]

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Market Access Achievements

Market access gained Achievement Live buffalo to Vietnam Achieved market access for live buffalo to Vietnam. Cherries to Thailand Regained market access for cherries to Thailand. Hides and skins to Turkey Regained market access following agreement on export certification. Kangaroo meat to Peru Achieved market access after acceptance of Australia’s proposed health certificate. Macadamia nuts [...]

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News Update: Seafood Export to Vietnam

  VIETNAM: Manual of Importing country requirements (MICoR) – recent updates for seafood This market access advice (MAA) replaces MAA2010-15/16 and MAA2012-03 which contained information regarding establishment listing and certification requirements for fish and fishery products exported to Vietnam. The Department of Agriculture would like to advise that this information is now available in the [...]

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Food Exports

Exporting food DAFF operates under the conditions and restrictions of the Export Control Act 1982. Certain goods are subject to the provisions under the Act and associated Regulations and Orders when they are prepared or processed for export. As a general rule, DAFF only assists in the export of prescribed goods. Depending on what you want [...]

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Changes in documentation request

National Documentation Hub for Electronic Phytosanitary Certificate The NDH will be implemented on 17 February 2014 for clients in the South East Region (SER). The SER is predominantly Victoria, but also includes the Riverland, Riverina, East Coast of NSW, including Eden and Barmera in South Australia. Tasmania will be rolled into the NDH at a [...]

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DAFF to make the Manual Certification Redundant

TIME IS MONEY As part of providing a more modern service delivery, manual certificates are being phased out and will only be issued as a contingency measure. The NDH will support the move to electronic certification. Staff will enter all NOI forms (EX28) through EXDOC, and then issue clients with electronic certification. Clients will be charged [...]

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