Approved arrangements for livestock exports core documents

​​​​​​Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, October 2017

Core documents are those export documents required for a departmental veterinary officer to certify importing country requirements and issue an export permit. The department has categorised core documents for each market based on complexity (Categories A, B and C). For more information on market categories and adding new markets, species or modes of transport to an approved arrangement please refer to the Performance Management and Compliance Guidelines.

Prior to export, provisional exporters and established exporters operating under transition arrangements must provide all documentation to the departmental veterinary officer for verification (this can be achieved via upload to TRACE), while exporters on Performance Level 1 and above are required to provide a set of core documents, and retain non-core documents for audit.

If a departmental veterinary officer finds issues with compliance during livestock inspection or documentation verification, they have the discretion to request to see additional or all documents as appropriate.

As the core documents list and MICoR requirements are subject to change, it is the responsibility of the exporter to independently verify this information.

Where animal treatments are required, this may include details on vaccinations, antibiotic treatments and internal and external parasitic treatments. Detail may include dates, dose rates and/or product names.

Where a country does not have an agreed protocol in place (e.g. Laos, Brunei Darussalam, Mauritius, Pakistan, Philippines and other markets not listed), or where a country does not have an agreed protocol for a particular class and/or species of livestock (e.g. breeder cattle to Vietnam) core documents listed below should be treated as indicative only. Exporters must obtain importing country requirements from the relevant government and provide appropriate documentation to the departmental veterinary officer for certification. Import conditions must be determined prior to commencing livestock preparation.

In addition, if there are circumstances where removing rejects from a consignment prior to inspection by a departmental veterinary officer, may not result in the best animal welfare outcome, exporters must provide the department’s veterinary officer with a written plan for managing rejected livestock at the time of inspection in accordance with EAN 2016-16.

Download

DocumentPagesFile size
Approved Arrangements for livestock exports—core documents PDF 2444 KB
Approved Arrangements for livestock exports—core documents DOCX 232 KB

Online version

Core documents by category

Below are the core documents required for each class of animal permitted for export, listed by market category and importing country.

Category A

[expand all]

Bahrain

All classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • a heat stress model and load plan.

Cambodia

All feeder and slaughter classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • animal treatments[1].

Egypt

All classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • a heat stress model and load plan.

Indonesia (feeder and slaughter)

All feeder and slaughter classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit.

Jordan

All classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • a heat stress model and load plan.

Kuwait

All classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • a heat stress model and load plan.

Laos

There are no agreed import protocols for all classes of animals to Laos – information included in the list below is indicative only. Exporters must obtain import health requirements from the relevant government and provide appropriate documentation to the departmental veterinary officer for certification. Import conditions must be determined prior to commencing livestock preparation.

All classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit.

Lebanon

All feeder and slaughter classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit.

Malaysia (feeder and slaughter)

All slaughter class animals require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit.

There are no agreed import protocols for feeder class animals to Malaysia—information included in the list below is indicative only. Exporters must obtain import health requirements from the relevant government and provide appropriate documentation to the departmental veterinary officer for certification. Import conditions must be determined prior to commencing livestock preparation.

All feeder class animals require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit.

Mexico

All breeder class animals require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • tag list at final sign off.

Oman

All classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • a heat stress model and load plan.

Qatar

All classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • a heat stress model and load plan.

Sabah

There are no agreed import protocols for all classes of animals to Sabah— information included in the list below is indicative only. Exporters must obtain import health requirements from the relevant government and provide appropriate documentation to the departmental veterinary officer for certification. Import conditions must be determined prior to commencing livestock preparation.

All classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • animal treatments[1].

Singapore

All classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit.

Sri Lanka

All classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • property of origin clearances from NSW and Victoria (until further notice).

Thailand

With the exception of breeder cattle, all classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • tag list at final sign off
  • animal treatments[1].

There are no agreed import protocols for breeder cattle to Thailand – information included in the below is indicative only. Exporters must obtain import health requirements from the relevant government and provide appropriate documentation to the departmental veterinary officer for certification. Import conditions must be determined prior to commencing livestock preparation.

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • tag list at final sign off
  • animal treatments[1].

United Arab Emirates

All classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • a heat stress model and load plan.

Vietnam (feeder and slaughter)

All feeder and slaughter classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • tag list at final sign off
  • animal treatments[1].

Category B

[expand all]

Argentina

All classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list)
  • tag list at final sign off
  • animal treatment date included in the health certificate
  • property of origin clearances from NSW and Victoria (until further notice).

Brunei Darussalam

There are no agreed protocols for any class animals to Brunei Darussalam – information included in the list below is indicative only. Exporters must obtain import health requirements from the relevant government and provide appropriate documentation to the departmental veterinary officer for certification. Import conditions must be determined prior to commencing livestock preparation.
All classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list).

Indonesia (breeder and productive)

All productive classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list)
  • tag list at final sign off
  • animal treatment date included in the health certificate.​​

There are no agreed import protocols for breeder class animals to Indonesia – information included in the list below is indicative only. Exporters must obtain import health requirements from the relevant government and provide appropriate documentation to the departmental veterinary officer for certification. Import conditions must be determined prior to commencing livestock preparation.

All breeder classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list)
  • tag list at final sign off.

Malaysia (breeder)

All breeder classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list)
  • tag list at final sign off.

Mauritius

There are no agreed import protocols for any class of animals to Mauritius – information included in the list below is indicative only. Exporters must obtain import health requirements from the relevant government and provide appropriate documentation to the departmental veterinary officer for certification. Import conditions must be determined prior to commencing livestock preparation.

All classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list).

New Zealand

All classes of animal require:

  • an import permit
  • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list)
  • tag list at final sign off
  • animal treatment date included in the health certificate
  • property of origin clearances from NSW and Victoria (until further notice).

Pakistan

There are no agreed import protocols for any class animals to Pakistan – information included in the list below is indicative only. Exporters must obtain import health requirements from the relevant government and provide appropriate documentation to the departmental veterinary officer for certification.  Import conditions must be determined prior to commencing livestock preparation.

All classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list)
  • a heat stress model and load plan.

Philippines

There are no agreed import protocols for any class animals to Philippines—information included in the list below is indicative only. Exporters must obtain import health requirements from the relevant government and provide appropriate documentation to the departmental veterinary officer for certification. Import conditions must be determined prior to commencing livestock preparation.

All breeder class of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list).

All feeder and slaughter classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit.

Sarawak

There are no agreed import protocols for any class animals to Sarwak—information included in the list below is indicative only. Exporters must obtain import health requirements from the relevant government and provide appropriate documentation to the departmental veterinary officer for certification. Import conditions must be determined prior to commencing livestock preparation.

All classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list)
  • tag list at final sign off.

Taiwan

All classes of animal require:

  • any existing dispensations and transit permits
  • an import permit
  • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list)
  • tag list at final sign off
  • animal treatments[1]
  • pre-export quarantine date
  • an extended tag list
  • property of origin clearances from NSW and Victoria (until further notice).

    Turkey

    All classes of animal require:

    • any existing dispensations and transit permits
    • an import permit
    • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list)
    • tag list at final sign off
    • a heat stress model and load plan
    • disinfectants
    • property of origin clearances from NSW and Victoria (until further notice).

      United States of America

      All feeder class animals require:

      • any existing dispensations and transit permits
      • an import permit
      • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list)
      • Registered/approved premises details and entry date
      • animal treatments[1]

      Vietnam (breeder)

      There are no agreed import protocols for breeder class animals to Vietnam – information included in the list below is indicative only. Exporters must obtain import health requirements from the relevant government and provide appropriate documentation to the departmental veterinary officer for certification. Import conditions must be determined prior to commencing livestock preparation.

      All breeder class animals require:

      • any existing dispensations and transit permits
      • an import permit
      • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list)
      • tag list at final sign off.

      Category C

      [expand all]

      China

      All classes of animal require:

      • any existing dispensations and transit permits
      • an import permit
      • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list)
      • tag list at final sign off
      • animal treatments[1]
      • reject list (at final sign off)
      • disinfections
      • property of origin clearances from NSW and Victoria (until further notice).

        Israel

        All heifers require:

        • any existing dispensations and transit permits
        • an import permit
        • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list)
        • tag list at final sign off
        • a heat stress model and load plan
        • animal treatments[1]
        • weight list
        • property of origin clearances from NSW and Victoria (until further notice).

        All classes of animal other than heifers require:

        • any existing dispensations and transit permits
        • an import permit
        • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list)
        • a heat stress model and load plan
        • animal treatments[1]
        • property of origin clearances from NSW and Victoria (until further notice).

          Japan

          All breeder class of animal require:

          • any existing dispensations and transit permits
          • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list)
          • tag list at final sign off
          • animal treatments[1]
          • rejects list (at final sign off)
          • pre-export quarantine date
          • property of origin list
          • property of origin clearances from NSW and Victoria (until further notice).

          All feeder and slaughter classes of animal require:

          • any existing dispensations and transit permits
          • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list)
          • tag list at final sign off
          • animal treatments[1]
          • rejects list (at final sign off)
          • pre-export quarantine date
          • property of origin clearances from NSW and Victoria (until further notice).

            Russia

            All breeder, feeder and slaughter classes of animal require:

            • any existing dispensations and transit permits
            • an import permit
            • any existing blood work and test results (including tag list)
            • tag list at final sign off
            • a heat stress model and load plan
            • animal treatments[1]
            • property of origin clearances from NSW and Victoria (until further notice).

            [1] Animal treatments may include details on vaccinations, antibiotic treatments, and internal and external parasitic treatments.

            Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
            Thanks for your feedback.
            Thanks! Your feedback has been submitted.

            We aren't able to respond to your individual comments or questions.
            To contact us directly phone us or submit an online inquiry

            Please verify that you are not a robot.

            Skip