Changes to the notification process of imported dairy ingredients used when requesting an export permit (2017-15)

Date of issue:  10 October 2017
Date of effect: 30 October 2017

Industry bodies – Dairy Australia
Registered export establishments
Registered exporters and EDI users
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources—Central and Regional offices


To notify exporters and manufacturers of dairy products that there will be changes to the notification process of import dairy ingredients when requesting an export permit.

Notification of imported dairy ingredients used in processing dairy products

From Monday 30 October 2017, to ensure efficiency in assessing and processing Request for Permits (RFP), it will no longer be necessary to provide additional details by email to the department of imported dairy ingredients used in the manufacture of dairy products for export. 

When raising RFPs that contain imported dairy ingredients, continue to select “Y” in the imported products box to ensure information provided on the permit accurately reflects the products manufactured.

If specifically requested by the department or where an importing country requires additional details of the imported dairy ingredients used, the additional details can be included in the exporter’s declaration field when submitting RFPs for the department to assess.


Currently exporters requesting an export permit are required to identify if their products contain imported dairy ingredients. Where imported dairy ingredients are used exporters are required to email the department and provide details of where the ingredients originate from and in what quantity.

In an effort to streamline the department’s internal processes and ensure that there are no delays in assessing your export permit application, you will only be required to identify that the goods contain an imported ingredient (tick box), and will only need to provide additional information when specifically requested by the department in your exported products.

The information provided in this advice is current at the time of writing and is intended for use as guidance only and should not be taken as definitive or exhaustive. The Commonwealth endeavours to keep information current and accurate, however, it may be subject to change without notice. Exporters are encouraged to verify these details with their importers prior to undertaking production/exports. The Commonwealth will not accept liability for any loss resulting from reliance on information contained in this notice.

Further information

Contact Dairy Eggs Fish if you have any queries.