The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry manages 10 quotas under the Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UK FTA), including dairy products.
Australian Exporters can export eligible dairy products at a 0% tariff rate under the following quota volumes. Access to the quotas is on a first-come, first-served (FCFS) basis until the available quota amount has exhausted.
Milk, Cream, Yoghurt and Whey
Cheese and Curd
Exporters can use the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade tariff portal to find the current tariff rate applying to their product and to compare the tariff reduction received under the A-UK FTA.
Key dates to remember
- 1 January - Quota year commences
- 31 December – Quota year finishes
Current Quota usage
The quota usage tables show the total quantity of quota used by Australia for A-UK FTA products. The tables are updated regularly.
Apply for a quota certificate for dairy
Exporters will need to apply to export dairy to UK at the reduced tariff rate.
To apply for a quota, certificate an exporter must:
- lodge a request for export (REX) through the department’s electronic documentation system, NEXDOC
- tick the quota indicator box.
A-UK FTA quota certificates cannot be amended without the corresponding export documentation amended, so if there is a change to the exporter, importer, product type or quantity of the shipment after the certificate has been issued the existing certificate may need to be cancelled and a replacement certificate issued. Contact Quota Admin if there is a change to any details on the certificate.
Note: Quota administration is cost recovered on a per certificate basis in accordance with the Export Charges (Imposition-General) Regulation 2021 and the Export Control (Fees and Payments) Rules 2021. Exporters are invoiced monthly for any quota certificates issued. The current cost recovered amount is $36 per certificate issued.
Read the detail
The Export Control Legislation Amendment (Tariff Rate Quotas) Rules 2022 governs the rules around quotas for dairy to UK.
We report on export quotas using data submitted for certificate applications.
Phone: 02 6272 4068