The department is designing a modern and streamlined enhanced exports traceability system to support overseas market access for exports of agricultural product.
The program will include developing a new export documentation system (NEXDOC), modernising the existing IT system platforms of EXDOC (Export Documentation System), the export establishment registration database (ER) and enhancement to the Tracking Animal Certification Exports (TRACE) system and the Plant Exports Management System (PEMS).
Modernisation activities will strengthen Australia’s reputation as a provider of high-quality agricultural commodities, underpinned by robust, digitally enhanced services and regulatory practices. This will allow industry to be more competitive in international markets by reducing regulatory costs, while maintaining our strong regulatory reputation.
Australian export industries will benefit from upgraded systems that will provide modern and updated platforms capable of integrating with supporting systems and new technologies. Export documentation supported within the systems include:
- export permits as required by the Export Control Act
- export certificates as required by importing country authorities
- extra certificates that support the export (such as transit certificates).
The next commodity to transition onto NEXDOC is eggs. Registrations will open on Monday 30 October 2023.
Additional markets for honey and apiculture products will also be onboarded to NEXDOC on Monday 4 December 2023.
Find out more on transitioning commodities to NEXDOC.
Dairy was the first to transition onto NEXDOC in May 2021. Since then, the expansion of NEXDOC for honey and apiculture exports to 50 markets has occurred over a phased approach. This will continue over the coming months to include more certificates and markets.
The department is also focusing on incrementally onboarding commodities to NEXDOC.
There are many benefits of using the system including:
- improved product traceability by providing increased visibility across the whole export supply chain
- modern technology that integrates with other systems
- automated processes instead of manual processes
- 24/7 self-service
- improved reporting
- interactive workflow processes
- ability to generate an export certification with a unique QR code as well as the certificate number, to improve tracking and security
- ability to liaise with the department directly through the system.
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Access the new system
When your commodity is available, you can access the system through:
- the NEXDOC portal housed on the online service portal on the department’s website, or
- third-party software.
If you are using a third-party software solution, ensure you discuss the transition with your provider. To understand more about user profiles, please visit NEXDOC Help.
Find out more on how to access NEXDOC.