Singapore: Access for Free Range Eggs to Singapore (MAA 2019-03)

Date of issue: 12 September 2019

Date of effect: Immediate

Reference Number: MAA2019-03

Attention:

  • Industries—Industry bodies – Australian Egg Corporation Limited
  • Export registered egg processing establishments
  • Licensed exporters
  • Department of Agriculture—Central and Regional offices

Purpose

To notify exporters that Australia has been approved for the export of free range eggs to Singapore, effective immediately.

Summary of key points

  • Free range eggs were previously prohibited for export to Singapore.
  • Following representation by the department, Australia is now approved for the export of table eggs from Singapore Food Agency (SFA) approved free-range layer farms.
  • Free-range layer farms must adhere to Singapore’s biosecurity requirements, with the exception of bird-proofing requirements.
  • Australian free-range layer farms interested in obtaining SFA’s approval to export free range table eggs to Singapore can submit an application dossier, through the department, as per the procedure for cage and barn laid layer farms. Applicant farms may be subject to onsite audit if deemed necessary by the SFA.
  • The export of free range eggs will utilise the existing export certification for table eggs to Singapore.
  • The Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) will be updated to reflect the requirements.

Further information

Contact exports@agriculture.gov.au 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: 11 November 2019
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