8 March 2022
This Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to advise stakeholders that on 15 March 2022 we are changing the process for issuing non-GMO certificates for grain consignments to Pakistan.
Summary of changes and key points
- On 15 March 2022, the Certificate as to Condition (GX46) will replace the current Declaration and Certificate as to Condition (EX188) for grain consignments to Pakistan attesting to non-GMO status.
- The GX46 will be issued electronically from EXDOC on security paper as an extra certificate, saving exporters time and money.
- Authorisation of the Request For Permit (RFP) can be requested from the Assessment Services Exports.
- The EX188 will no longer be issued for grain consignments to Pakistan.
- Relevant Micor Plants cases will be updated to reflect the updated certification requirements.
Currently, the EX188 is being issued for grain consignments to Pakistan attesting to non-GMO status. Exporters are required to print the certificate template from our website and populate before sending to the Assessment Services Exports for authorisation. Issuing manual certificates is inefficient and more costly for exporters.
As part of our commitment to continuous improvement we have been looking at ways to reduce the amount of manual certificates required for plant exports. We are now working with trading partners to transition existing arrangements to the new and improved certificate templates.
Prior to 15 March 2022, exporters should access the latest importing country requirements from the Micor Plants database and familiarise themselves with the updated certification requirements for grain consignments to Pakistan.
Plant Export Operations Branch