MAA 2020-05: Ukraine - Dairy Health Certificate expired; new certificate requirements under review

Date of issue: 26 February 2020

Date of effect: Immediate

Reference Number: MAA2020-05


  • Industries—Industry bodies – Dairy Australia, Dairy Export Industry Consultative Committee
  • Export dairy establishments
  • Licensed exporters
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment—Central and Regional offices


To notify exporters that Australia does not currently have an agreed health certificate for exporting dairy products to Ukraine. The department is reviewing the new certificate requirements and will provide further information once the review is completed.

Summary of key points

  • On 24 November 2019, Australia’s previously agreed health certificate for the export of dairy products to Ukraine became invalid.
  • The department is in the early stages of reviewing the new health certification requirements.  
  • Any consignments sent prior to the department receiving official approval of a new certificate will be at the commercial risk of the exporter. Products may be detained upon arrival.
  • Any exporters interested in exporting dairy products to the Ukraine should contact the department before submitting a Request for Permit (RFP).
  • The Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) will be updated to reflect this change.

Further information

Contact Export Standards 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 February 2020
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