Date of Issue: 29 March 2016
Date of Effect: Immediate
Industries - Seafood
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Central and Regional offices
Affected Markets: Multiple
Further information: Please contact Exports if you have queries.
This Market Access Advice is to advise of the following recent content changes in the Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) database.
Meat & animal by-products
|French Polynesia||Rendered products||8.5||Suspended||Certification for rendered meals suspended pending official negotiations.|
|Mexico||Ovine carcases||1.6||Clarified||Confirmation that flat-stacked ovine carcases will not be accepted.|
|New Zealand||Rendered products||8.5||Revised||There is no access for mammalian rendered meals for export to New Zealand.|
|New Zealand||Ox gall/ox bile||8.4||Revised||Additional endorsements required for product intended to be re-exported to the US.|
|South Korea||Poultry products||4.2|
|Revised||New requirements for edible raw and heat-treated poultry products|
|Switzerland||Beef||6.1||Revised||Change to the labelling requirements for beef from non-EUCAS cattle|
No Updates to Dairy
|French Polynesia||Seafood||1.4||Revised||Newly listed products (bivalve molluscs) that do not meet importing country requirements.|
|French Polynesia||Finfish||7.1||Revised||Revised certification for finfish susceptible to Epizootic Haematopoietic Necrosis and/or Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome.|
|French Polynesia||Bivalves||7.2||Revised||Revised certification for bivalve molluscs.|
|French Polynesia||Crustaceans||7.3||Revised||Revised certification for prawns and revised certification for crustaceans excluding prawns.|
|French Polynesia||Gastropods||7.5||Established||New certification requirements for abalone.|
Eggs and NPG
No Updates to Eggs or NPG
Market Access Advice Notices
If you require a full copy of any meat MAAs, please send your request to Exports.
MAAs for fish, dairy and eggs are available on the department website at the following links:
Market Access Advice Notices (MAA’s) issued since 5 February 2016
|MAA1603||15/02/2016||UAE||Changes to the requirements for AIOs and Halal Certification|
|MAA1604||19/02/2016||Mexico||Flat stacking of ovine carcases|
|MAA1605||24/02/2016||Vanuatu||Acceptance of Meat Product from Tier One Establishments|
|MAA1606||01/03/2016||Switzerland||Changes to beef labelling requirements|
|MAA1607||02/03/2016||South Korea||Revised Export Certification for Australian Poultry|
|MAA1608||09/03/2016||EU||eCert Exchange with EU’s TRACES|
|MAA1609||15/03/2016||USA||New cut types for cartons of Bone-in and boneless beef|
|MAA2016-02||23/02/2016||French Polynesia||Bonamia exitiosa: Trade update for the European Union and French Polynesia|
|MAA2016-03||23/02/2016||French Polynesia||French Polynesia: Change of export certification requirements for fish and fishery products|
|MAA2016-04||24/03/2016||Hong Kong||Import ban on Tasmanian mussels from the Spring Bay harvest area, Tasmania|
|MAA2016-01||10/02/2016||China||China: Audit of Australian Hides & Skins export industry.|
Should any login issues be encountered, please contact us through the relevant program MICoR email.
If you do not have access to MICoR, visit the website http://micor.agriculture.gov.au
After clicking on the appropriate commodities group (noting logins are not required for fish, eggs and non-prescribed goods), click on the ‘apply for access’ link which will send a request for access to the department. The department will assess the application and, if the applicant is successful, issue a login and password.
Please note that the information on MICoR may not reflect recent changes to importing country requirements. The Department of Agriculture encourages all exporters to contact officials of the importing country, either through the importer or directly, to confirm that their product meets the current requirements of the importing country.
Due to the August 2014 MICoR upgrade, some pages display the date of ‘last update’ as a date in July or August 2014. These dates were applied when the system was upgraded and therefore do not necessarily reflect the last date that the page was updated. Exporters should not rely on this date to determine when changes to importing country requirements have occurred. The department encourages all exporters to contact officials of the importing country, either through the importer or directly, to confirm that their product meets the current importing country requirements.
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.