2021-08: Indonesia: Fish: Manual certificate (FXIN01) for the export of fish and fishery products to Indonesia from 30 March 2021

Date of issue: 30 March 2021

Date of effect: Immediate

Reference Number: MAA2021-08

Related: MAA2021 – 04, MAA2021 - 05


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


This Market Access Advice (MAA) provides an update concerning the export of seafood to Indonesia and advice on the process for requesting a health certificate for fish and fish products.

Summary of key points

  • On Sunday 28 March 2021, the department was advised via commercial channels that a consignment of Australian fishery products would be rejected on arrival to Indonesia due to health certificate issues.
    • This consignment, which arrived on Monday 29 March 2021was initially detained, but has since been released.
  • Indonesia’s Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) advised that the current ‘Health Certificate for Fish and Fishery Products Exported to Republic of Indonesia’ (FXIN01) certificate has not met the formatting requirements as set out in its new certificate template for fish and fishery products.
  • To avoid further trade disruptions associated with health certificate formatting the department sought urgent implementation of an amended FXIN01 certificate in manual format for use by exporters effective immediately.
  • Exporters that have already received the EXDOC FXIN01 certificate are encouraged to email foodexports@awe.gov.au for information on obtaining a replacement manual certificate.
    • In cases where a replacement manual certificate will need to be issued, the usual fee for a replacement certificate will be waived.

Changes to requesting an export permit and FXIN01 certificate for Indonesia

  • The current EXDOC health certificate template FXIN01 has been amended to better align with the formatting of MMAF’s new health certificate template for use manually.
    • The department confirms that although the formatting of this certificate has changed, the information needed to populate this certificate has not.
    • To note: The department is currently working to implement this certificate via EXDOC and will provide further advice once this is finalised.

New Process

  •  Effective immediately, exporters/EXDOC users are advised to raise a request for permit (RFP) in EXDOC as per normal process to the COMP stage. Please note a health certificate WILL NOT be created at the COMP stage.

Following this, exporters are required to email foodexports@awe.gov.au requesting a manual health certificate (FXIN01). Please title your email with the following information: “Air/Sea, RFP number, Seafood, Indonesia, Collection location (e.g. Melbourne office), Exporter name”.

  • Once this information has been provided; the department will provide a manual FXIN01 certificate template via return email which must be filled out by the exporters using the RFP information in EXDOC.
  • Exporters shall email the completed certificate to foodexports@awe.gov.au and quote the RFP number.
  • Staff at the regional office will notify exporters when the certificate is ready for collection.
  • Please do not attend the regional office before you are advised the certificate is ready for collection.

In assisting exporters and registered seafood establishments in understanding the formatting changes made to this certificate as well as guidance on the information needed to populate the certificate please download the certificate below.


Document Pages File size
Health certificate for fish and fishery products exported to Republic of Indonesia 2 217 KB

Further information

Contact exportstandards@awe.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: 30 March 2021
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