Date of issue: 19 April 2022
Date of effect: Immediate
Reference Number: MAA2022-06
Related MAAs: 2021-16, 2021-18, 2021-23, 2021-27, 2021-29, 2022-03, 2022-04
- Industries—Industry bodies - Seafood Export Consultative Committee, Seafood Trade Advisory Group, Seafood Industry Australia
- Export establishments
- Exporters, AEPI and EXDOC users
- Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment —central and regional offices
To notify exporters of a delay in the commencement of electronic certification (eCert) for fish and fish products being exported to the European Union (EU).
Summary of key points
- Further to MAA2020-04, the intended commencement date of electronic certification (eCert) for the export of fish and fish products to the European Union (EU) has been delayed due to technical issues that must be resolved prior to implementation.
- Commencement date of eCert for export of fish and fish products to the EU will no longer occur on 20 April 2022. The department will advise of the revised date as soon as this has been determined.
- Exporters should continue to raise health certification for their consignments of fish and fish products to the EU via EXDOC in line with the current process.
- Paper based certification will continue to be available to exporters until the revised eCert commencement date.
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.