10 August 2010
Industry Advice Notice No. 2010/10
This notice reaffirms and provides further clarity on the previous Industry Advice Notice (IAN), 2006/47 (Procedures for the Notice of Intention to Export and Issuance of an Export Permit Number), which details requirements regarding Notice of Intention to export.
Prescribed goods that require a Notice of Intention to export and issuance of an export permit include the 13 prescribed grains (barley, canola, chickpeas, dried field peas, faba beans, lentils, lupins, oats, sorghum, soybeans, split vetch, whole vetch and wheat) and mungbeans1. The Grain and Seed Exports Program also require a Notice of Intention to export and issuance of an export permit for hay and straw commodities2.
A Notice of Intention to export the prescribed goods referred to above must be given to an authorised officer by a person who intends to export the goods3.
- A Notice of Intention to export is to be provided at the time of booking the inspection of the relevant prescribed goods. The Notice of Intention to export can be in the form of either an electronic Request for Permit through the EXDOC system or a manual Notice of Intention as described on the AQIS website.
- The AQIS regional office will advise of the booking arrangements for that region i.e. exporter/agent to provide either a hard copy of the Request for Permit or Notice of Intention to export (by email or facsimile) or quote the number which will be verified by AQIS.
The export of the prescribed goods referred to above is prohibited unless an export permit for the export of the goods is in force4.
Exporters need to be aware of their responsibilities under the Export Control Act 1982 and subordinate legislation for export of these prescribed goods. Exporting without an export permit is a breach of Australian export legislation and AQIS will initiate legal action if export legislation is breached.
An exporter may be found guilty of an offence if they export any of the prescribed goods referred to above without an export permit that is in force5. Goods will be considered to be exported once the vessel on which they are being carried has left the dock or the airport that is the last intended port in Australia.
Grain & Seed Exports Program
Telephone: (02) 6272 3229
1 Division 3, Part 5 of the Export Control (Plants and Plant Products) Orders 2005.
2 Order 8 and 9 of the Export Control (Hay and Straw) Orders 2005.
3 Order 39.1.
4 Order 46.1A.
5 Subsection 8(3) of the Export Control Act 1982.