Date of issue: 10 May 2022
Date of effect: Immediately
Reference Number: MAA2022-14
Related Market Access Advice: MAA2020-28
- Industries—Industry bodies – Dairy Australia – Dairy Export Industry Consultative Committee
- Export dairy establishments
- Registered exporters
- Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment — Central and Regional offices.
To notify exporters that an ‘import recommendation’ is required for all milk and milk products exported to Indonesia.
Indonesian importers of milk and milk products must now obtain an ‘import recommendation’ from the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) prior to obtaining an import permit from the Ministry of Trade.
To obtain an import recommendation, the importer must provide a halal certificate to the MOA. The halal certificate must be issued by a halal certifying body recognized by Indonesia. A link to the recognized certification bodies can be found on the Indonesia dairy Micor page.
Once importers receive the import recommendation, it can be used to apply for an import permit from the Ministry of Trade. The import recommendation can be used anytime within a six-month period.
The import recommendation must be provided on the health certificate accompanying each shipment. Exporters should enter this number in the additional information field when completing the Request for Export (REX) in Next Export Documentation System (NEXDOC).
Failure to include the import recommendation may result in the consignment being detainment by border officials. The department may be unable to facilitate the release.
Further information about the ‘import recommendation’ can be found in Regulation of the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) Number 15 Year 2021; “Business and Product Standards for Risk-Based Business Licensing Administration of the Agriculture Sector .
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 meet importing country requirements.
Exporters encountering any difficulties should contact the department via ExportStandards@agriculture.gov.au.
Contact ExportStandards@agriculture.gov.au if you have any queries.