Meat Commodity Export Permit Requirements
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, 2008
This page outlines the export permit requirements for Australian meat and meat products and should be read in conjunction with export legislation and associated guidelines.
An export permit is required for prescribed goods intended for export in accordance with the Export Control (Prescribed Goods-General) Orders 2005 (EC(PGG)O’s).
The primary function of an export permit is to verify that product is eligible for export to the intended destination of import and is required by the Australian Customs Service prior to export clearance being granted.
Edible Meat, offal and meat products
Game Meat and meat products
Poultry Meat, offal and meat products
Rabbit Meat, offal and meat products
Preparation of Goods
Product must be prepared, handled and stored in accordance with the Export Control Act (1982) and the relevant Orders.
Additionally product may need to be produced in compliance with specific importing country requirements.
Export Control (Prescribed Goods General) Orders 2005
Export Control (Meat and Meat Products) Orders 2005
Export Control (Game, Poultry and Rabbit) Orders
Australian Standard for the Hygienic Production and Transportation of Meat and Meat Products for Human Consumption (AS 4696:2002)
Notice of Intention to Export (NOI) also known as (EX28 and EX222)
EXDOC Request for Permit (RFP)
ELMER – Overseas Country Requirements (VOL 2)
An application for an export permit must
- be made in an approved format
- be lodged within sufficient time before loading for export
- be legible, complete and accurate in every detail
- declare that goods comply with the relevant orders
- declare that all information is true and correct
- be signed and dated
Information in the application
- the exporter must be an Australian entity
- must be true and correct in every detail
- detail all establishments involved in the preparation or storage of the goods
- the product description must be shown in clear and be true and accurate
Evidence of an export permit is required by the Australian Customs Service to clear goods for export from Australia.
An export permit is valid for a period of 28 days after the date of signing by an authorised officer.
The exporter as declared on the notice is responsible for the goods and for the correctness of the information on the application for an export permit.
Information on the application may only be amended prior to the permit being granted, once the export permit has been granted information can not be amended by the exporter. Contact your Regional Documentation Unit for more information.
The name of the exporter may not be changed without consent of both parties. Attachment 1 should be completed and submitted to your Regional Documentation Unit.
Cancellation of an Export Permit
Once an export permit has been granted the exporter is required to notify the department if the export of the product is abandoned. The department will then cancel the export permit.
The department may revoke the export permit where there are grounds to believe that the product is no longer eligible for export.
Animal food is a prescribed good and must meet the requirements of the Export Control Act and provisions of the legislation as referred to in the Export Control (Prescribed Goods General) Orders 2005 clause 1.07.
A definition of animal food can be found in the Australian Standard (AS 4696:2002) clause 1.3. For the purposes of an export permit it does not include biscuits, dried hide pieces or rendered meals, it does include canned product.
Pharmaceutical Material is a prescribed good and must meet the requirements of the Export Control Act and provisions of the legislation as referred to in the Export Control (Prescribed Goods General) Orders 2005 clause 1.07.
A definition of pharmaceutical material can be found in the Australian Standard (AS 4696:2002) clause 1.3. For the purposes of an export permit any product that is described as pharmaceutical material by labelling or certification is consider to be prescribed.
|Product Name||End Use||Export Permit Required|
|Inedible Meat and Meat Products|| Pharmaceutical Material
|Inedible Meat and Meat Products||Industrial Diagnostic||No|
|Edible Animal Blood of prescribed species||Human Consumption||Yes|
|Inedible Blood & Blood Products||Animal Food||Yes|
|Inedible Blood & Blood Products|| Vaccinations
|Wool, Skins and Hides||Manufacturing||No|
|Hide Splits|| Collagen
|Meat and Bone Meal||Animal Food||No|
|Ox Gall|| Pharmaceutical
|Animal Fat||Human Consumption||Yes|
|Refined Tallow||Any use||No|
|Refined Animal Fat||Any use||No|
- Please note that this list is not comprehensive and is only intended as a guide.
Changing Exporter’s Name
The name of the exporter cannot be amended on the notice of intention or export permit unless the Department receives written release from the declared exporter and the following declaration is received from the new exporter;
“I……………………………….the person furnishing the information herein –
- give notice as required under the
Export Control Act 1982 of intention to export the prescribed goods described in notice of intention / export permit No………………
- declare that-
- the conditions or restrictions prescribed in regulations or orders under the Export Control Act 1982 and applicable to the goods have been complied with; and
- the information supplied on this form is true and correct in every particular.
Signature of exporter (or agent) Date
Under the EXDOC system, exporters may transfer an RFP to a registered exporter electronically before the health certificate is printed. Where the current exporter wishes to change the exporter name after the health certificate has been printed, similar notification from both parties will need to accompany the request for amendment before the exporter name is changed. It should be noted that the original health certificate must be returned to the Regional Office of issue.