Date of issue: 22 April 2022
Date of effect: 27 April 2022
Reference Number: MAA2022-07
Relates to: MAA 2021-04, 2021-05, 2021-06, 2021-09
- Industries—Industry bodies – Seafood Export Consultative Committee, Seafood Industry Australia
- Export registered establishments
- Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment — Central and Regional offices
To notify registered export establishments and exporters of the new process for the issuing of paper-based health certificates for the export of certain fish and fish products to Indonesia via the department’s export documentation system (EXDOC), from 27 April 2022.
Summary of key points
- From 27 April 2022, a health certificate titled Health Certificate for Fish and Fishery Products Exported to Republic of Indonesia will be available on the EXDOC system for the export of certain fish and fish products.
- You may request one of the following three templates based on the type of products (Aquaculture/wild caught), transport condition (frozen, chilled or ambient) and mode of transport (air or sea freight):
|FXIN01||Non-viable, aquaculture fish and fish products (excluding crustaceans), exported chilled by airfreight only (e.g. chilled Atlantic Salmon fillets)|
|FXIN02||Non-viable, wild-caught fish and fish products (excluding crustaceans), exported in ambient conditions by seafreight only (e.g. canned products)|
|FXIN03||Non-viable, aquaculture fish and fish products (excluding crustaceans), exported frozen by airfreight only (e.g. frozen Atlantic Salmon fillets)|
- For products included in the table above, the request for permit (RFP) process will remain unchanged. The information included in the RFP, once validated, will automatically be used for the issuance of the paper-based health certificate. You will be able to remote print the certificate.
- For fish and fish products that are not included in the above table, the manual health certificate template will continue to be available.
- If you would like further information or wish to obtain an application form to register for remote print, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The EXDOC-generated paper certificate will replace the interim manual health certificate template provided in Excel format. You will no longer be required to request or complete the manual health certificate as outlined in MAA2021-09.
- As a reminder, Indonesia will only accept specific fish and fish products from Australia, please refer to Micor: Indonesia (ID) for details and listing requirements
- On 1 April 2021, the department implemented a manual health certificate, Health Certificate for Fish And Fishery Products Exported to Republic of Indonesia, as an interim measure to meet Indonesia’s new certification requirement.
- To improve the efficiency at which the health certificates are issued, the department has reinstated the health certificate to be generated automatically from the EXDOC system upon completion of the RFP process.
- The Manual of Importing Country Requirements (Micor) will be updated to reflect this Market Access Advise.
Contact ExportStandards@agriculture.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.