29 June 2015
Species: All species and reproductive material
- All exporters of live animals and reproductive material
- LiveCorp and ALEC
- Department of Agriculture Live Animal Exports Officers
To advise exporters of the extension of the suspension of trade in Australian agricultural commodities including certain live animals to the Russian Federation (original suspension advice - EAN 2014-13).
The department has become aware that the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev has signed an order extending the Russian food import ban for an additional year, to 5 August 2016 (inclusive).
The order imposes an extension of the ban on imports of specified agricultural commodities originating from countries including Australia.
An unofficial translation of the list of agricultural commodities affected by the order has been adjusted from the original ban and is provided, identified by CU TC VED Code, at Attachment 1.
In considering whether to grant an export permit the Secretary may refuse to grant the export permit if there is reason to believe that the intended country of destination will not permit the consignment of live animals or reproductive material to enter.
The department will continue to carefully consider all applications for export permits for live animals or reproductive material destined to the Russian Federation.
The department advises all exporters to proceed with extreme caution when considering whether to apply to export live animals or reproductive material to the Russian Federation.
The department is not aware if the list of commodities affected by the ban will be expanded further.
The department will provide all exporters with updates as further information becomes available.
Live Animal Export Operations Branch
Ph: (02) 6272 4581
|Code CU TC VED||Item Name *, ***|
|0201||Cattle meat, fresh or chilled|
|0202||Cattle meat, frozen|
|0203||Pork, fresh, chilled or frozen|
|0207||Meat and edible offal of poultry from code 0105, fresh, chilled, or frozen|
|of 0210**||Meat salted, in brine, dried or smoked|
|of 0301**||Live fish (except for fry of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and trout (Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss))|
|Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (excluding young (spat) oysters and mussels)|
|Milk and dairy products (excluding specialised lactose-free milk and specialised lactose free dairy products intended as dietary therapeutical food and dietary protective food)|
|0701 (excluding 0701 10 000 0)
0702 00 000
0703 (excluding 0703 10 110 0)
0712 (excluding 0712 90 110 0)
0713 (excluding 0713 10 100 0)
|Vegetables, edible roots and tubers (excluding planting potatoes, planting onions, planting sweet corn hybrid, planting peas)|
|Fruit and nuts|
|1601 00||Sausages and similar products made of meat, meat offal or blood; further processed foods based thereon|
|from 1901 90 110 0**
from 1901 90 910 0**
from 2106 90 920 0**
from 2106 90 980 4**
from 2106 90 980 5**
from 2106 90 980 9**
|Food or finished products (with the exception of biologically active dietary supplements, vitamin and mineral supplements, flavours, protein concentrates (of animal and plant origin), and mixtures thereof; dietary fibre, nutritional supplements (including complex))|
|From 1901 90 990 0**||Food or finished products manufactured according to cheese production technology that contain 1.5 percent or more of milk fat|
* For the purposes of the implementation of this list, only CU TC VED Codes should be used as guidance, name of product is shown for convenience only.
** For the purposes of the implementation of this category, both CU TC VED Codes and names of products should be used as guidance.
*** Except for goods intended for baby food.