Core and non-core document requirements
The document requirements for an exporter with an approved arrangement are based on:
- the specific export market (and whether that market is listed in the core documents)
- the exporters performance level and document inspection level as outlined in the Performance Management and Compliance Guidelines
All relevant export documents (core and non-core) are listed in an exporter’s approved Standard Export Plan (SEP) for each specific export market.
Core documents are the minimum export documents an exporter must provide to a departmental veterinary officer for issuance of the export permit and health certificate.
Non-core documents are all other export documents listed in an exporter’s approved SEP that are not a core document for a specific export market.
Where a market is not listed in the core documents table, all documents (core and non-core) are required to be provided to the departmental veterinary officer.
Note the core documents for approved arrangement livestock exports (core documents list) version 2 came into effect on 1 February 2022 and superseded version 1.
|Core documents for approved arrangement livestock exports version 2 PDF||4||264 KB|
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The core documents list and importing country requirements are subject to change. The exporter is responsible for independently verifying the importing country requirements and the documentation for each market prior to preparing livestock for export.
For markets with no agreed importing country requirements in place, the core documents listed are indicative only. The exporter must obtain the importing country requirements from the relevant government authority and provide appropriate documentation to the departmental veterinary officer for verification.
How to provide documents
The exporter must provide the required consignment documents to the veterinary officer prior to exporting livestock.
In scenarios where only core documents are required, the exporter needs to:
- submit the core documents for the consignment through the TRACE system
- keep non-core documents for audit or for presenting to the veterinary officer should they request these.
Note departmental veterinary officers have the discretion to request additional or non-core documents as appropriate.
Managing rejected livestock
If there are circumstances where removing rejects from a consignment prior to inspection by a departmental veterinary officer, may not result in the best livestock welfare outcome, exporters must provide the department’s veterinary officer with a written plan for managing rejected livestock at the time of inspection.
This must be in accordance with EAN 2016-16.
For core document change requirements, visit Live Animal Export Advisory Notices webpage.
For enquiries, visit: Live animal export office contacts webpage.