Date of issue: 22 December 2021
Date of effect: Immediately
Reference Number: MAA2021-52
- Industries—Industry bodies – Dairy Australia – Infant Nutrition Council
- Export dairy establishments
- Registered exporters
- Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment — Central and Regional offices
Exporters are required to enter the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Import Clearance (SPSIC) number into the Next Export Documentation (NEXDOC) system for inclusion on electronic certification (eCert) documents for milk and milk products exported to the Philippines.
Summary of key points
The Philippines Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) requires exporters to follow a specific SPSIC format when entering this number into the request for export (REX).
The required format is:
- ICDABAIQ############ (12 numbers after the eight-letter code).
Exporters must secure a copy of the approved SPSIC from their importer prior to raising their REX.
This requirement will be updated on the relevant Micor page.
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) encourages all exporters to work with their importer to ensure that product meets the current importing country requirements.
The department encourages all exporters to refer back MAA2021-20 for more information on eCert arrangements with the Philippines.
Exporters encountering any difficulties with eCert trade should contact the department via email@example.com.
Contact ExportStandards@agriculture.gov.au if you have any queries.