Date of issue: 22 December 2021
Date of effect: Immediate
Reference Number: MAA2021-30
- Industries—Industry bodies - Seafood Export Consultative Committee, Seafood Trade Advisory Group
- Export establishments
- Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment —central and regional offices
To notify exporters of new market access for southern rock lobster to the Republic of Korea.
Summary of key points
- The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) has been informed that southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) has been added to Korea’s approved list of edible food ingredients.
- This means that live, frozen and chilled southern rock lobster can now be exported to Korea for human consumption along with western rock lobster (Panulirus cygnus).
- For other species of rock lobsters, the department recommends that exporters confirm with Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) through importers regarding the eligibility of the species.
- For any new species to be included in Korea’s approved list of edible food ingredients, the department understands that the importer needs to submit information to MFDS including the product name, grounds for human consumption and catch data.
- The Manual of Importing Country Requirements (Micor) will be updated to reflect the new requirements.
Contact ExportStandards@awe.gov.au if you have any queries.
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.