07 November 2011
Update: Following the conclusion of the Export Certification Reform Package Workshops the Industry Briefing Session (Presentation) has been made available.
13 September 2011
Attached is an invitation to attend the Export Certification Reform Package (ECRP) workshops. Please circulate the attached flyer to your members/stakeholders as you deem fit.
Acting General Manager
Plant Export Operations Branch
Invitation To Attend Export Information Workshops
Watershed Reforms For Export Certification Of Grain, Seed, Nuts And Fodder
13 September 2011
The Grain Ministerial Taskforce in partnership with the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) has initiated the most significant suite of reforms and opportunities for inspection and certification services for Australia’s plant export industry in over 20 years. These reforms secure and improve Australian exporters’ competitiveness and positions Australia’s inspection and certification processes at the forefront of export industries worldwide.
Workshops will be held in the major grain export centres to provide detailed information about the reforms and future opportunities for the certification of plant products
Representatives from AQIS, the Grain Ministerial Taskforce including the Chair Geoff Honey, and industry will speak at the workshops, covering core topics that include:
AQIS Authorised Officers (AAOs) and training
Information will be provided on what AAOs are and the training that is involved to become an AAO. How Approved Inspectors (AIs) can transition to AAOs.
Changes to Legislation
An outline of the changes in the new Export Control (Plants and Plant Products) Orders 2011 and how this affects your export business.
Fees and Charges
Revised fee structure.
Grains Industry Market Access
The establishment of the Grains Industry Market Access Forum (GIMAF).
The release of the Manual of Importing Country Requirements and the PaDILseed library.
27 September 2011, Adelaide Regional Office, 14:00 – 16:30.
29 September 2011, venue to be confirmed, 14:00 – 16:30.
6 October 2011, venue to be confirmed, 14:00 – 16:30.
7 October 2011, Perth Regional Office, 11:30 – 14:00.
20 October 2011, venue to be confirmed, 10:30 – 13.00.