MAA 2021-01: Republic of Korea: Fish: Amended seafood health certificate: FX46KR

Date of issue: 15 January 2021

Date of effect: 18 January 2021

Reference Number: MAA2021-01


  • Industries—Industry bodies - Seafood Export Consultative Committee
  • Export establishments
  • Licensed exporters
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment —Central and Regional offices


This Market Access Advice (MAA) provides information to export registered seafood establishments concerning the amendment of “Certificate as to ConditionFX46KR used for the export of fish and fishery products to the Republic of Korea.

Summary of key points

  • In order to meet the requirements of the Republic of Korea’s National Fishery Products Quality Management Service (NFQS) the department will implement amended export certification for fish and fishery products from 18 January 2021 onwards.
  • Current certification issued before 18 January 2021 will continue to be accepted by NFQS.
  • The amendments are the result of negotiations between the department and NFQS and reflect inclusion of aquatic animal disease attestations.
  • The FX46KR certificate embedded endorsement will now contain the following additional text (in bold):

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed in Regulations or Orders under the Export Control Act 1982 have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are:

  1. In sound condition
  2. Fit for human consumption
  3. Australia maintains a system that meets OIE requirements for the notification of diseases and epidemiological information in aquatic animals and on this basis can certify that the prescribed goods described above have been sourced from a zone/area(s) free from infection from the following:
    • Aquatic animal novel diseases specific to crustaceans: Necrotising Hepatopancreatitis (NHP), Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND) and Decapod Iridescent Virus 1 (DIV1) for susceptible animal species relevant to Australia.
    • Aquatic animal diseases specific to finfish: Salmonid Alphavirus (SAV) and Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV) are not applicable to the prescribed goods described above.
  4. In respect of farmed aquatic animals, these were examined prior to harvesting for processing or transport and found to be healthy
  5. Of Australian Origin
  •  The department’s Manual of Importing Country Requirements (Micor) shall be updated to reflect this Market Access Advice.

Further information

Contact 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: 15 January 2021
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