Date of issue: 16 December 2021
Date of effect: 17 December 2021
- Industry bodies
- Industry Bodies: AMIC, JBS, TEYS, APL, ACMF Plant – Dairy, Fish, Egg
- Consultative committees
- Export Registered Establishments
- Licensed Exporters
- Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
- Veterinary and Export Meat (OPVs and meat inspection staff)
- Plant Export Operations
- Meat Export Branch (ATMs and FOMs)
- Residue & Foods Branch
- Exports Standards Branch
- Central and regional offices
- Audit and Assurance Branch
- Food Export Documentation
- State regulatory authorities
To inform people in agricultural export-related businesses and Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment staff of changes that will improve the experience of exporting from Australia.
Who this applies to
Business and people involved in agricultural export-related businesses.
What is changing
The way the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment deliver services to agricultural export-related businesses is changing. From 13 December 2021, the Export Service beta will be available for export-registered establishments.
A beta release means that the service is still in early stages of development. Initially, the Export Service beta will allow people to complete some establishment registration processes online. Further features will be added based on ongoing feedback and testing.
The department will add more features to the Export Service to improve the exporting experience. Some improvements will be simpler versions of forms or systems that you already use. Other improvements will be new, based on feedback from people who use the service.
When complete, the Export Service will be the single place to manage everything related to exporting – notifications, tasks, payments, and more. The service will include features for all export premises (registered, listed, accredited, approved), people working across the supply chain, and people in audit or compliance-related roles. Having a centralised place for all dealings with the department will make it simpler and faster to get agricultural goods to overseas markets.
What’s in it for you
These changes are designed to save people involved in exporting time, money, and administrative burden. The department is moving towards a future where processes are paperless, compliance is simple, and information is available to you at the time that you need it.
The Export Service will give people in exporting-related roles more control over and visibility of interactions with the department.
In the 2020-21 Budget, the government introduced reforms for the Australian agricultural sector in the Busting Congestion for Agricultural Exporters initiative.
Over the next 3-5 years, the Busting Congestion program is improving the experience of exporting from Australia and reducing the burden and cost of compliance for exporters.
The program is focused on:
- reducing the time and cost for businesses to deal with government
- becoming a more effective regulator
- responding faster to the unexpected, and helping industry do the same
- delivering smarter data.
These measures are designed to support industry’s Ag2030 goals and will help maintain the levels of quality that makes our exports world class.
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The information provided in this advice is current at the time of writing and is intended for use as guidance only and should not be taken as definitive or exhaustive. The Commonwealth endeavours to keep information current and accurate, however, it may be subject to change without notice. Exporters are encouraged to verify these details with their importers prior to undertaking production/exports. The Commonwealth will not accept liability for any loss resulting from reliance on information contained in this notice.