Resources for non-prescribed goods exporters

We support exporters of non-prescribed goods to access markets overseas. Other government agencies and industry bodies also have a role.

Industry Bodies

Australian Hide Skin and Leather Exporters Association Ltd

Represents Australian exporters of hides and skins. Can make checks on our behalf that will allow you to become export listed. Also authorised to conduct audits that cover export.

Australian Renderers Association Inc

Represents the Australian producers and traders of rendered products. Can make checks on our behalf that will allow you to become export listed. Also authorised to conduct audits that cover export.

Pet Food Industry Association of Australia

Represents the Australian pet food industry. Can make checks on our behalf that will allow you to become export listed. Also authorised to conduct audits that cover export.

Australian Honey Bee Industry Council

Represents the Australian honey bee industry.

Australian Food and Grocery Council

Represents manufacturers and suppliers in the food, beverage and grocery industry.

Certifying organisations

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Can issue Certificates of Origin, for ordinary trade and for Australia’s free trade agreements.

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)

Issues export certification for registered and unregistered vaccine and veterinary medicines.

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Can issue export certification for a product that is registered, listed, included or exempt from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

Wine Australia

Handles all certification requests for wine exports.

Codes and standards

Australian Harmonised Export Commodity Codes

Use the AHECC when you make a customs declaration.

The codes are usually updated in January and July.

Codex Alimentarius

The CODEX or ‘Food Code’:

  • protects consumer health
  • promotes fair practices in food trade
  • provides guidance for your Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan.

Food Standards Code

The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code has:

  • standards
  • guidelines
  • codes of practice.

User guides are available.