Singapore: Changes to Health Certificate Requirements (2020-04)

Date of issue: 20 February 2020

Date of effect: Immediate

Reference Number: MAA2020-04

Attention:

  • Industries—Industry bodies – Australian Egg Corporation Limited
  • Export registered egg processing establishments
  • Licensed exporters
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment—Central and Regional offices
  • Relevant State Regulatory Authorities

Purpose

This Market Access Advice (MAA) replaces MAA2020-03.

This MAA notifies exporters that Singapore now require additional information in the ‘Additional Product Description’ field of the RFP and not in the ‘Certificate Product Description’ field as a manual certificate description.

Summary of key points

Changes to Health Certificate

  • The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) now require all table egg Health Certificates to state:
    • The SFA approved farm code (e.g. “Farm Code CEWXXX”)
    • Whether the product is “free range” or ”non-free range”
  • This information must be entered by the exporter into the 'Additional Product Description' field in EXDOC when requesting an export permit.
  • The exporter will now be required to provide an exporter declaration stating that “The approved farm code and free range status of the eggs has been provided in the ‘Additional Product Description' field of the RFP.
  • If the additional details are not entered exactly (as above) or if other changes are made to the field, the consignment is at risk of certificate rejection or detainment.
  • All egg layer farms (free range and non-free range) are required to be approved by SFA prior to export.
  • This MAA supersedes MAA2020-03.

Reminder: All other current requirements for export of eggs to Singapore remain.

  • Please refer to MICoR for all requirements.

Further information

Contact exportstandards@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: 20 February 2020
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