Non-prescribed goods are not regulated by Australian export laws. To export, you must meet all conditions set by the importing country.
Export Assurance Reform
We are undertaking an ambitious project to examine the regulatory assurance framework for goods known as non-prescribed goods under the Export Control Act 2020 (food, animal by-products and what we call 'other goods').
This work will consider our existing approaches to regulating non-prescribed goods and look for opportunities to strengthen the ways we formally provide trading partners the assurance they require over food and agricultural goods exported from Australia.
We are interested in how we can manage existing, new, and emerging risks, and how we put in place the right controls to underpin Australian exports.
Your importing country may require:
- certificates or other export documents issued by us
- proof that your goods were sourced, prepared and stored in establishments listed with us.
We are only involved if it is a condition set by the importing country.
Importing country requirements
You must meet all importing country requirements for your goods. This applies to everyone involved in the export supply chain.
Before you export:
- check our Manual of Importing Country Requirements (Micor)
- talk to your importer and importing country authority.
Make sure you understand your responsibilities as an exporter. This includes meeting all importing country requirements.
Export listed establishments
Some importing countries require producers of non-prescribed goods to be export listed. Goods include:
- bee products
- blood and blood products
- edible fats and oils
- health foods
- leather products
- pet food products
- rendered animal products
- skin or hide products.
Read more about export listed establishments.
We use these to tell you about updates. This includes changes to market access and export requirements.
Other government agencies and industry bodies can also help you get export ready.
Fees and charges
All export fees and charges are detailed in our charging guidelines.