18 March 2022
This Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to notify clients of updates to the Export Documentation System (EXDOC).
Summary of changes and key points
- On 20 March 2022, EXDOC will be enhanced to include validation of Coded Statements and N print indicators.
- Clients will receive an error message and will be unable to lodge their Request for Permit (RFP) if an invalid endorsement number is entered in the Coded Statements field or when applying the N print indicator to a RFP where a certificate is required.
- Clients will see a reduction in RFP errors and therefore a reduction in RFP re-submissions.
Ongoing enhancement to export systems are delivered through projects under the Trade Reform Initiative. The aim of the Export Certification Modernisation – Horticulture and Grain project under this initiative, is to:
- use modern technologies to streamline the existing process for requesting export permits and certification
- to improve our clients’ experience with government service delivery
- to minimise duplication of data requirements across the department.
The Australian Government is focused on growing Australian agriculture by enhancing the export functions and systems provided, to make them more efficient, faster, and user friendly.
Further information about system enhancements is available on the Transforming Export Services webpage.
All horticulture and grain exporters responsibilities
- All horticulture and grain exporters should continue to apply correct endorsements and print indicators to their RFP’s in line with current Micor cases and instructional material.
- EDI users and exporters should contact EXDOC Plant Programs for any errors relating to endorsements entered in the Coded Statements field.
If you have any questions regarding this IAN please email Enhanced Traceability.
Plant Export Operations Branch