Market Access Advice
Certification requirements for fish and fish products to Vietnam
Date of Issue: 31 March 2010
Date of Effect: 1 April 2010
As of 1 April 2010, all consignments of fish and fish products exported to Vietnam will be required to be accompanied by an FX46VN certificate, issued via EXDOC. Exporters should contact AQIS to have this set up as a default for your products if exporting to Vietnam.
Vietnamese authorities have also requested a separate health certificate be issued for fish and fish products exported to Vietnam for further processing for export to the European Union (EU). AQIS should be in a position to issue this certificate after 31 July 2010. In the interim, any consignments of fish and fish product exported to Vietnam from Australia for further processing for export the EU may require supporting documentation attesting that that the goods have been produced in establishments which, at the time of production of the product, were approved to process and export fishery products to the EU. For more information on this requirement, please contact AQIS Canberra.
All AQIS registered land based establishments and vessels which undertake processing, as defined in the 'Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005' are eligible to export to Vietnam. Amendments to your Approved Arrangement to include new requirements for Vietnam as an export destination may be required – please discuss with your local inspector.
Export Standards Branch
The information provided above 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.