As part of the department’s focus on modernising its export services, Australian exporters of egg products will be able use NEXDOC, the new web-based export document management system, to generate export certification from today.
Acting Deputy Secretary of the Agriculture Trade Group Nicola Hinder PSM said the NEXDOC system offered a range of new and enhanced features, providing Australia’s egg industry with a modern, technical platform that can integrate with supporting systems and new technologies.
“Modernisation of our certification platforms will strengthen Australia’s reputation as an exporting nation of high-quality agricultural commodities, underpinned by robust, digitally enhanced services and regulatory practices,” Ms Hinder said.
“This will allow industry to be more competitive in international markets by reducing regulatory costs, while maintaining our strong regulatory reputation.
“It is designed to improve product traceability and reporting and to automate manual documentation and assessment processes making the certification process quicker and easier to navigate.
“Egg exporters will now be able to digitally lodge, amend and replace their export certificates with minimal intervention, as well as print approved certificates in their own premises instead of having to collect them from a departmental office.
“Certificates generated through NEXDOC will also render a unique QR code and certificate number, increasing product traceability and security for both Australia and our trading partners.
“While the move to NEXDOC doesn’t change the existing certification requirements for the egg industry, it will streamline administrative processes, saving time and making it easier for exporters.
“This includes reducing the need to contact the department as part of the clearance process.
“I encourage users transitioning to NEXDOC to attend one of the department’s virtual drop-in sessions being held over the coming weeks to learn more about the platform and to raise any questions about the new or updated functionalities.”
To register for a drop-in session or read more about the NEXDOC updates visit www.agriculture.gov.au/biosecurity-trade/export/certification/nexdoc/transition