Date of Issue: 18 April 2017
Date of Effect: Immediate
Reference Number: MAA1705
Industries - Industry bodies - AMIC, MLA, Dairy Australia, Australian Egg Corporation Ltd (AECL).
Export Dairy Establishments including: Meat, Seafood, Eggs, Honey, Dairy products, Pharmaceutical products of animal origin, Skin and Hides
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Central and Regional offices
To notify manufacturers/exporters of advice from Brazil of changes to the registration process for products of animal origin.
Change to registration process - effective 18 January 2017
Brazil has implemented a new on-line registration system, the Agricultural Management Platform (PGA), which must be used for:
- New applications.
- Renewals, alterations and cancellations.
- Applications lodged using the old system that have not been finalised. These will no longer be progressed after 18 January 2017.
Australian export establishments currently listed for export to Brazil will be unaffected by the move to the PGA, as long as they do not need to alter, renew or cancel a product registration.
Establishments currently listing for export to Brazil
Australian establishments currently listed for export of products of animal origin to Brazil will be unaffected by the move to the PGA.
Establishment details will be transferred to the new system. However it is unclear how login details to access the PGA/ SIGSIF module will be obtained. Registered product information should be carried over to the new online system.
Accessing the Agricultural Management Platform
The webpage is in Portuguese and any documents submitted by companies must also be in Portuguese (bilingual documents are permitted).
To obtain primary access to the PGA/SIGSIF module:
- Go to the MAPA systems portal.
- Select the PGA-SIGSIF module.
- The registration process for the PGA-SIGSIF system can be found at Attachment 1A, PGA/SIGSIF access instructions at Attachment 1B and product registration instructions at Attachment 1C all of which are in Portuguese.
The first user registered for each establishment is registered as the ‘External Access Control Manager’ and will be responsible for releasing access to other users to be linked to the establishment.
Non-registered users will be granted initial access to the system by MAPA upon request and after providing proof of connection with the establishment. This connection must be proved with the presentation of company documentation indicating the user as a representative of the company. The granting of access will be carried out by State Managers of the PGA/SIGSIF or by the Management Support Division (DSG) of the Department of Inspection of Products of Animal Origin (DIPOA). MAPA has referred some new users to the Australian Government to obtain a letter that confirms their and authority to access the system. In the first instance, non-registered users should attempt to register autonomously. Should MAPA request a confirmation letter from the Australian Government, email Exports.
In line with Decree N. 8681 of 23 February 2016, a new registration process for the export of products of animal origin to Brazil has been implemented.
The PGA forms part of the Management Information Service of the Federal Inspection Service (SIGSIF) and the module to be used is named PGA/SIGSIF.
A translated copy of Circular nº 1/2017/DIPOA‐SDA/SDA/MAPA provided by the Australian Embassy in Brasilia is provided at Attachment 2, which details the module.
Note: The export of seafood and seafood products to Brazil is currently suspended. See Fish Market Access Advices for future updates to market access for seafood to Brazil.
The Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) will be updated to reflect the changes.
Please contact Exports if you have queries.
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.