Changes to exporter declaration requirements for exports of dairy products (2019-23)

Date of issue: 27 November 2019

Date of effect: 06 December 2019


  • Industry bodies
  • Registered export manufacturing establishments
  • Registered licensed exporters and EDI users
  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources—Central and Regional offices


To notify exporters, EDI users and manufacturing establishments of upcoming changes to exporter declaration requirements when exporting dairy products.

Exporter declaration for exports of dairy products

Changes have been made to the mandatory exporter declaration requirements for dairy products exported from Australia to Algeria and China.

From 6 December 2019, when applying for an export permit for the countries listed in table 1, exporters will be required to include the mandatory declaration statement in the exporter declaration field.

Exact wording is important, if the declaration is not included or is incomplete or incorrect when requesting an export permit (RFP), an error will occur and the RFP will not progress until it is included.

NATA certificates relating to exported dairy products must be available at audit or if requested by the department.

Table 1- Exporter declarations
Country Product types Exporter declaration
Algeria All Milk products in this shipment meet Algerian product testing requirements. Results are supported by NATA certification.
China Infant formula (INF) The infant formula in this RFP complies with Chinese requirements for Cronobacter (Enterobacter) sakazakii and is eligible for entry into China.

Further information

Contact Dairy Eggs Fish if you have any queries.

The information provided in this advice is current at the time of writing and is intended for use as guidance only and should not be taken as definitive or exhaustive. The Commonwealth endeavours to keep information current and accurate, however, it may be subject to change without notice. Exporters are encouraged to verify these details with their importers prior to undertaking production/exports. The Commonwealth will not accept liability for any loss resulting from reliance on information contained in this notice.

Last reviewed: 27 November 2019
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