Market access achievements

​​​​Improving market access for Australia’s agricultural, fisheries and forestry exports is vital for supporting a vibrant competitive agricultural industry. To do this, the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment works to remove technical requirements imposed by other countries such as labelling, pest and disease process requirements and residue limits that are inconsistent with Australia’s production systems and, in many cases, with international standards and rights and obligations under international trade rules.

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Key market access achievements since July 2013 are listed below:

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2020

As at May 2020
Achieved on Type of achievement Commodity Country Description
30/04/20 Improved access Summer fruit, table grapes, apples and pears India India granted approval for in transit cold treatment of these horticulture products
30/04/20 Improved access Malting barley India India granted approval for phosphine as an alternative fumigant for malting barley.
28/04/20 Improved access Beef liver Egypt Shelf life extension: frozen beef liver from 7 months to 10 months until the end of 2020
24/04/20 New access Poultry Singapore Eight new establishments approvd to export poultry to Singapore
22/04/20 Improved access Meat and Animal by-products Korea Safeguarding trade through African swine fever preparedness activities
20/04/20 Improved access Poultry Singapore Improved conditions for forzen, processed and chilled poultry, including improved prelisting requirements
17/04/20 Improved access Eggs Singapore Improved pre-listing conditions for market access
17/04/20 Improved access Red meat Kuwait Shelf life extension: 120 days for chilled vacuum-packed beef 120 days (including camel meat) and 90 days chilled vacuum-packed lamb, mutton and goat
17/04/20 Maintained access Meat and meat products Jordan Modified certification requirements in response to Bluetongue virus detection in Qld
16/04/20 Improved access Bovine semen Indonesia Market access improved with agreed protocol and health certificate for bovine semen
15/04/20 New access Genetic material Peru Market access improved with confirmation of process for accreditation
9/04/20 New access Poultry Vietnam New establishment approved for export to Vietnam
27/03/20 New access Seeds for sowing Argentina Urochloa mosambicensis (Tropical forages)
27/03/20 New access Seeds for sowing Argentina Vicia villoa (hairy vetch)
17/03/20 Improved access Eggs Singapore Improved pre-listing conditions for market access
24/02/20 Improved access Genetic material Thailand Market access improved with a new proposed health protocol
20/02/20 New access Genetic material Thailand Market access improved with invitation for germplasm centre accreditation visit
17/02/20 Improved access Red meat UAE Implementation of new and amended certification based on the Australia and United Arab Emerites Memorandum of Understanding
17/02/20 Restored access Bovine meat Peru Bovine (cattle and buffalo) access - new health certificate for importation of bovine meat and offal
1/02/20 New access Brussel sprout seeds for sowing Mexico Mexico granted market access for Brussel sprouts seed for sowing.
1/02/20 New access Bean seeds for sowing (black beans, faba beans and mung beans) Argentina Argentina Granted market access for black bean, faba beans and mung bean seeds for sowing.
23/01/20 New access Organics Taiwan Mutual recognition achieved
21/01/20 New access Cherries (mainland Australia) Korea Commencement of access for cherries from mainland states (excluding WA) to Korea under a fumigation protocol. Tasmania has an existing protocol as a pest-free area. Exports have commenced.
13/01/20 New access Poultry  Singapore  New market access for Modified Atmosphere Packaged (MAP) chicken 
1/01/20 Restored access Citrus European Union The European Commission has recognised Western Australia’s reinstated citrus canker area freedom so trade can recommence.

2019

As at May 2020
Achieved on Type of achievement Commodity Country Description
24/12/19 Maintained access Fertile poultry eggs New Zealand Maintained market access through development and agreement of amended health certificate
24/12/19 New access Eggs  Cook Islands  New market access for Australian eggs to Cook Islands
18/12/19 Restored access Carrots Taiwan Reinstatement of carrot exports from production areas where Burrowing Nematode is known to occur.
17/12/19 Improved access Breeder cattle Japan Market access improved to meet Japanese requirements
26/11/19 Improved access poultry Singapore Poultry products to Singapore
8/11/19 Improved access Poultry Vietnam Poultry to Vietnam
23/10/19 New access Tallow Mexico Tallow to Mexico
17/10/19 Improved access meat and poultry United Arab Emirates Simplified certification to UAE
2/10/19 New access Vegetable seeds (Daucus carota) Ecuador Market access gained for Australian carrot seeds (Daucus carota) seeds for sowing.
2/10/19 New access Vegetable seeds (Beta vulgaris) Ecuador Market access gained for Australian beet seeds (Beta vulgaris) for sowing
20/09/19 New access Live honey bees Malaysia Market access was gained for live honey bees
19/09/19 Improved access Timber and logs Malaysia Malaysia has agreed to improved fumigation schedules for the export of Australian timber and logs.
31/08/19 Maintained access Citrus, Mangifera, Prunus spp. and Solanaceae European Union The EU accepted the department's submission on Australia's treatments and area freedoms for pests of concern following changes to EU phytosanitary conditions for certain fruit imports.
30/08/19 Restored access Pork and pork products (raw) USA USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services has expanded systems equivalence to include raw pork products from Australia.
29/08/19 New access Eggs (free range and organic) Singapore Market access has been agreed for free range (including organic) eggs. Exports of free-range and organic eggs may commence following satisfactory assessment of the laying and export facility by the Singapore Food Agency.
1/08/19 Maintained access Animal by-products European Union Implementing amended EU certification to comply with the new template TSE certificates
1/08/19 New access Edible by-product (Gelatine) Taiwan Taiwan agreed to Australian certification to permit exports of gelatine to Taiwan
25/07/19 Restored access Poultry Korea Lifting of suspension from export of one poultry establishment, allowing the recommencement of export of poultry products from that establishment to Korea
23/07/19 Improved access Meat Malaysia Three new establishments listed and three renewed
17/07/19 New access Psittacine birds (parrots) Maldives Negotiated export health certification for psittacine birds
9/07/19 Improved access Poultry Singapore Two poultry establishment listed by Singapore and permitted to export poultry to that market
28/06/19 New access Live Sheep and Goats India Negotiated an export protocol for Australian sheep and goats to India
24/06/19 Improved access All commodities Republic of Korea An electronic certification (eCert) MOU was signed between the Republic of Korean, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) and the department.
20/06/19 New access Skins and hides Mexico Mexico agreed to certificates for ratite skins and hides to allow exports to commence
19/06/19 Improved access Dairy Korea Four dary establishments were listed by Korea and permitted to commence exporting dairy to that market
3/06/19 Maintained access Dairy UAE Agreed to amend proposed regulation to allow use of annatto in cheese
23/05/19 Improved access Meat and meat products Vietnam Two additional establishments approved for meat and meat products
17/05/19 Maintained access Pork products New Caledonia Improved clearance of pork - simpler requirements to certify freedom from African Swine Fever
4/04/19 New access Skins and hides Israel Israel agreed to certification for Australian skins and hides to allow exports to commence
20/03/19 Improved access Seeds for sowing Malaysia Malaysia agreed that fumigation was not required for Australian exports of seeds for sowing
20/03/19 Improved access Fish Vietnam Two seafood establishments were listed by Vietnam and permitted to commence exporting seafood products to that market
15/03/19 Improved access Table grapes New Zealand New Zealand now accepts irradiation as an alternative phytosanitary treatment for Australian table grapes.
14/03/19 Restored access Fish Kuwait Kuwait advised the ban on Australian prawns has been lifted. The ban was implemented following detection of WSSV.
1/03/19 New access Almonds Chile ​Import conditions for Almonds to Chile agreed and gazetted by Chile
11/02/19 Improved access Eggs Singapore Four layer egg farms were listed by Singapore and permitted to commence exporting eggs to that market
1/02/19 Maintained access Summerfruits, table grapes, cherries China Disruption to the clearance of consignments of Australian summerfruits, table grapes and cherries due to changes to China’s interpretation of fruit fly treatment options in the protocols. 
1/02/19 New access Walnuts India Import conditions for walnuts to India have been agreed and conditions gazetted.
24/01/19 Restored access All melons Bahrain Ban on all melons lifted following listeria outbreak
24/01/19 Restored access Strawberries Bahrain Ban on Australian fresh strawberries lifted following the intentional food tampering incident
2/01/19 New access Seafood China Listing of three species for export to China - Arrow Squid (also known as Gould’s Squid), Australian Scampi and Southern School Whiting.
2/01/19 New access Pet Food Canada New certification has been agreed  for Kangaroo pet meat and processed pet food products
1/01/19 Maintained access Infant formula China The listing of six Australian infant formula establishments has been successfully renewed on China’s list of establishments authorised to import infant formula into China.  This followed a listing expiry assessment conducted by China’s customs agency (the

2018

Achieved on Type of achievement Commodity Country Description
5/11/18 Restored access Strawberries United Arab Emirates Ban on Australian fresh strawberries lifted following the intentional food tampering incident.
15/10/18 Restored access All melons Kuwait Ban on all Australian melons lifted following the Listeria detection in rockmelons incident
15/10/18 Improved access Meat Singapore Improvements to access for imported pork for further processing in Australia to Singapore
1/10/18 Improved access Meat Brunei Darussalam Negotiation of new export requirements  which increased the number of Australian establishments eligible to export to Brunei
14/09/18 Improved access Dairy Chile Listing of three new establishments, renewed approval for seven establishments following audit in March 18
1/09/18 Improved access Persimmons Thailand Gained approval of the irradiation pathway for Australian persimmons
31/08/18 Improved access Meat Iran Negotiated agreement on conditions for a 100-day shelf-life for vacuum packed sheep meat. Outcome increases competitiveness of Australian exporters by increasing the viability of trade via sea freight.
24/08/18 New access Bee semen Italy New market access gained for bee semen.
15/08/18 New access Ratite Oil Republic of Korea Fully Refined Ratite Oil
30/07/18 New access Meat United Arab Emirates Established new market access for pig meat, pig meat products, and edible pig offal into Dubai, UAE
1/07/18 Improved access De-hulled kiln dried oats India Gained exemption from export certification.
1/07/18 Improved access Goats - breeder Sri Lanka New protocol developed for breeder goats to Sri Lanka
1/06/18 Restored access Cattle - embryo Brazil Restoration following suspension
4/05/18 New access Sheep and goat semen Mexico Australian sheep/goat semen access to Mexico
2/05/18 New access Bees - live queens Philippines Honey bees - live queens
1/05/18 New access Raw cotton bales Iran Raw cotton bales to Iran
18/04/18 Restored access Shellfish/oysters Hong Kong Regained access for oysters/shellfish from the Blackman Bay, Tasmania following 22/09/2017 import ban
17/04/18 New access Hides and skins Mexico New certification for fresh, green and salted kangaroo and wallaby skins
15/04/18 Improved access Meat Papua New Guinea Improvements to access for imported pork for further processing in Australia to PNG
12/04/18 Maintained access Gelatine and collagen New Zealand  Revised certification as a result of regulatory change
11/04/18 Maintained access Wool New Zealand  Revised certification as a result of regulatory change
5/04/18 Restored access Red meat Malaysia Lifting the suspension on two meat establishments
20/03/18 Maintained access Inedible tallow Republic of Korea Revised certification as a result of regulatory change
20/03/18 New access Buffalo meat and meat products Indonesia New access for buffalo meat and meat products
12/03/18 Improved access Red meat Malaysia Listing of one new establishment, renewed approval for three establishments following audit in November 2017
20/02/18 Improved access Seed potatoes Indonesia Improvements to access for seed potatoes to Indonesia
15/02/18 Improved access Wool Republic of Turkey Adoption of new certification requirements which supported trade 
31/01/18 Improved access Rolled oats and oat flakes Iran Improved conditions for oat products to Iran
31/01/18 New access Phaseolus vulgaris seed Iran New access for Phaseolus vulgaris (bean) seeds to Iran
31/01/18 New access Hard mature avocadoes Japan New access for hard mature avocadoes to Japan
30/01/18 Maintained access Bulk gelatine and collagen Thailand Revised certification as a result of regulatory change
23/01/18 Improved access Processed animal proteins Indonesia Revised avian influenza statement on certificate
20/01/18 Restored access Processed animal proteins Fiji Exports of processed animal proteins (excluding avian) restored after certificate was renegotiated
19/01/18 Improved access Wine Vietnam Improved access after approval of food additives and processing aids for use in Australian wine production
15/01/18 Maintained access Red meat Taiwan Beef, sheep and goat meat systems recognition
7/01/18 New access Ruminant genetics Peru Accreditation of two ruminant genetic material processing centres
4/01/18 Improved access Red meat Indonesia Listing of one new establishment

2017

Achieved on Type of achievement Commodity Country Description
31/12/17 Maintained access Canola EU Ensured continued access for canola following changes to EU's Greenhouse Gas Emission requirements
22/12/17 New access Breeder sheep and goats Indonesia Breeder sheep and goats
19/12/17 New access Breeder sheep and goats Russian Federation New access for breeder sheep and goats
15/12/17 Maintained access Blood and blood products United States of America, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Changed blood labelling requirements to include batch number 
15/12/17 Maintained access Shellfish Taiwan Revised certification as a result of regulatory change
10/12/17 New access Processed pet food Argentina New certification developed.
30/11/17 Improved access citrus China Improvements to citrus conditions for China
30/11/17 Improved access Table grapes China Improvements to table grape conditions for China
30/11/17 Improved access Cherries China Improvements to cherry conditions for China
30/11/17 New access Plums China New access for fresh plums to China
30/11/17 New access Apricots China New access for fresh apricots to China
30/11/17 New access Peaches China New access for fresh peaches to China
30/11/17 New access Plant based horse feed China New access for plant-based horse feed to China
30/11/17 New access Medicago sativa seed Iran New access for Medicago sativa seed to Iran
16/11/17 New access Egg and egg products Nauru New certification developed
15/11/17 Maintained access Pet food Taiwan Revised certification as a result of regulatory change
9/11/17 New access Feeder and slaughter sheep and goats China New access for feeder and slaughter sheep and goats
9/11/17 Improved access Bovine semen China Improved access for bovine semen
9/11/17 Improved access Sheep and goat semen China Improved access for sheep and goat semen
3/11/17 Restored access Egg and egg products Kuwait Regained access following avian influenza ban
30/10/17 Restored access Meat China Lifting the suspension of import inspection for six meat establishments
30/10/17 New access Spray dried plasma Taiwan New certificate development
3/10/17 Improved access Day old chicks and hatching eggs Taiwan Improved access for day old chicks and hatching eggs to Taiwan
3/10/17 Restored access Cherries Vietnam Restored access for cherries to Vietnam
1/10/17 Maintained access Dairy Japan New certification for dairy exports to Japan
1/10/17 New access Pet food Brunei Darussalam Pet food certificates agreed
1/10/17 New access Vegetable seeds for sowing Chile New access for vegetable seeds to Chile
1/10/17 Maintained access Plants and plant products Myanmar Maintained access for plant products to Myanmar
28/09/17 New access Slaughter cattle Mexico New access for slaughter cattle
13/09/17 New access Queen bees Solomon Islands New market access for bees
1/09/17 New access Bovine semen and embryos Fiji New market access for bovine semen and embryos.
1/09/17 New access Dairy Fiji New Amarket access for dairy. to Fiji
16/08/17 New access Day old poultry and hatching eggs New Caledonia New market access for day old poultry and hatching eggs
8/08/17 New access Egg products Sri Lanka Certification of egg products against new requirements
07/08/17 Improved access Bovine semen and embryos New Caledonia Improved market access bovine semen
04/08/17 Restored access Honey Saudi Arabia Honey new certification
01/08/17 Maintained access Blood and blood products United States of America, Puerto Rico and US Virgin IslandsUSA Implemented procedures to ensure consistency with blood batch labelling
01/08/17 New access Willow clefts India New market access for willow clefts.
31/07/17 New access Edible collagen, processed foods Japan Access for edible collagen for re-export to Korea
25/07/17 Improved access Sheep and goat semen and embryo New Caledonia Improved market access for sheep and goat semen
21/07/17 Maintained access Organics Taiwan Formalised additional certification for organics
1/07/17 Maintained access Infant formula Singapore Infant formula establishments listed under new legislation
01/07/17 New access Lentils Iran New access for split and whole lentils to Iran
01/07/17 Maintained access Dairy Korea Dairy establishments listed under new legislation
29/06/17 New access Day old chicks and hatching eggs Sri Lanka New market access for day old chicks and hatching eggs
19/05/17 Improved access Sheep and goat meat (vacuum-packed) United Arab Emirates Shelf-life for vacuum-packed sheep and goat meat extended from 70 to 90 days.
10/05/17 New access Day old chicks and hatching eggs Korea New market access for day old chicks and hatching eggs
1/05/17 New access Logs without bark and sawn timber Iran New access for logs without bark and sawn timber
01/05/17 Improved access Lentils Bangladesh Removal of mandatory fumigation requirement
01/05/17 Improved access Seafood China Seafood eligible species
18/04/17 Improved access Food United States of America, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Food Safety Recognition Arrangement
14/04/17 Improved access Feeder and slaughter buffalo Malaysia improved access for feeder and slaughter buffalo
14/04/17 Improved access Feeder and slaughter cattle Malaysia Improved access for feeder and slaughter cattle
14/04/17 Improved access Breeder buffalo Malaysia Improved access for breeder buffalo
14/04/17 Improved access Breeder cattle Malaysia Improved access for breeder cattle
3/04/17 Improved access Chickpeas Pakistan Reduced mandatory fumigation rates
30/03/17 Improved access Sheep and goat semen and embryos Brazil Improved access for sheep and goat semen and embryos
24/03/17 New access Breeder cattle Cambodia New access for breeder cattle
24/03/17 New access Donkey meat, meat products and edible skin China New access for donkey meat, meat products and edible skin
20/03/17 New access Aquatic animal products (not intended for human consumption) Canada New access for live barramundi fingerlings
1/03/17 Maintained  access Fruit fly host commodities New Zealand Import conditions review for fruit fly host commodities
01/03/17 New access Animal By-products South Africa Calf intestines for enzyme extraction
9/02/17 Maintained access Gelatine and collagen European Union Development of specific untreated raw material certificate
1/02/17 New access Fats and oils Morocco Certification for fats and oils agreed
1/02/17 Restored  access Animal By-products French Polynesia Rendered meals for pet food
31/01/17 Improved access Chickpeas Iran Improved treatment options
31/01/17 Improved access Wheat Iran Removal of mandatory fumigation requirement
20/01/17 New access Breeder sheep and goats Canada New market access for breeder sheep and goats
1/01/17 New access Table eggs Korea New market access for table eggs access to Republic of Korea
01/01/17 Improved access Sheep and goats semen and embryo Argentina Improved access of sheep and goat semen and embryos to Argentina.
01/01/17 Restored access Bovine blood and blood products China Re-established protocol and export certification for finished bovine blood and blood products.
01/01/17 New access Processed meat containing imported pork Japan A new health certificate negotiated for products containing imported pork and Australian origin beef and/or pork.

2016

Achieved on Type of achievement Commodity Country Description
19/12/16 Maintained access Mangoes Korea MRL for Fludioxonil agreed with Korea to allow Australian mango exports to continue.
01/12/16 Maintained access Sorghum seed for sowing Peru Maintained access for sorghum seed for sowing
1/12/16 Improved access Pet food Taiwan Kangaroo meat allowed in canned pet food.
1/12/16 New access Game trophies Hungary Access for treated game trophies other than ungulates and birds.
1/12/16 New access Edible animal fats Morocco Access established for edible animal fats and oils.
1/12/16 Improved access Beef Chile Expanded market access for all eligible beef establishments.
30/11/16 New access Split broad beans Iran New access for split broad beans
30/11/16 New access Wheat seed for sowing Bolivia New market access for wheat seed for sowing
30/11/16 Maintained access Fruit fly host commodities Indonesia Recognition of the Riverland and Tasmanian as fruit fly pest free areas (PFAs) re-affirmed
1/11/16 Restored access Hides and skin Bosnia and Herzegovina Re-established certification for hides and skins.
1/11/16 Improved access Wild game meat Singapore Extension of the kangaroo harvest to process interval to the industry standard.
1/11/16 New access Porcine plasma powder Korea Access for porcine plasma powder.
1/11/16 Improved access Sheep and goat semen and embryo Paraguay Improved access for sheep and goat semen and embryos.
1/11/16 Restored access Farmed seafood products United Arab Emirates Market access was restored for farmed aquaculture product fed on animal-based feeds (excluding porcine/ (pig) protein).
1/11/16 Improved access Cattle Paraguay Improved access for cattle.
1/10/16 Improved access Sheep and goat semen and embryos Mexico New market access for export sheep and goat embryos.
1/10/16 New access Salted ratite skin Italy Access for salted ratite skins.
1/09/16 New access Horse placenta Japan Access for equine placenta for pharmaceutical purposes.
1/09/16 New access Donor horse serum Korea Access for Australian origin donor horse serum.
1/09/16 Restored access Mussels China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Access for mussels sourced from the Spring Bay harvest area (Tasmania).
1/09/16 New access Processed pork products derived from imported pork Solomon Islands New access for processed pork products derived from imported pork.
1/09/16 Improved access Beef (vacuum packed) United Arab Emirates Shelf life for vacuum packed beef extended from 70 to 120 days.
1/09/16 Improved access Live cattle Indonesia Indonesia revised import regulations for live cattle that allow importers to apply for permits at any time. Import permits are valid for four months.
1/09/16 Improved access Cattle semen Argentina Improved market access for Australian cattle semen.
1/09/16 Improved access Meat Indonesia Improved access. Removal of restrictions on meat imports, including expanding the list of edible cuts to secondary cuts of beef and edible offal including liver, heart, feet and lungs.
26/08/16 Restored access Cattle Japan Restored access of breeder cattle.
1/08/16 Improved access Kangaroo Paw nursery stock Colombia Market access was improved for Kangaroo Paw nursery stock.
1/08/16 Improved access Meat Indonesia Removal of restrictions on meat imports, including expanding the list of edible cuts to secondary cuts of beef and edible offal including liver, heart, feet and lungs.
1/07/16 New access Honey bees - live queens Fiji New market access for export of Australian live queen bees.
1/07/16 New access Pigeons Zimbabwe New market access for export of pigeons.
1/07/16 Maintained access Dairy Taiwan Market access maintenance. Successful review of dairy export system.
1/07/16 Maintained access Wheat flour India Market access was maintained for wheat flour to India through provision of technical information in support of existing market access.
01/06/16 Improved access Mango and Lychee United States of America The USA approved these alternative transport routes and alternative packaging on 16 June 2016. The improved conditions will provide flexibility for industry and access to new ports of entry and export to the USA
01/06/16 Restored Access Bees Canada Restored access for bees to Canada
01/06/16 Improved access Frozen and processed pork Singapore Removal of age and sex related prohibitions on frozen and processed pork products.
20/05/16 Restored access Hides and skins; egg shells Korea Re-established access for salted ratite skins and blown egg shells.
02/05/16 New access Egg products Japan New access for egg products.
01/05/16 New access Nectarines China Market access was gained for nectarines to China as part of the Four and Four agreement with China.
01/05/16 New access Melon (Cucumis melo) and Watermelons (Citrullus lanatus) Japan New market access was gained for previously prohibited melons (watermelons and melons).
01/05/16 New Access Hides and skins Lebanon New access for drum salted sheepskin.
01/05/16 Improved access Pumpkins Japan Market access was improved for pumpkins from Tasmania and expanded access gained for pumpkins from whole of Australia.
01/05/16 New access Processed pork products derived from imported pork Vanuatu New access for processed pork products derived from imported pork.
20/04/16 New access Cattle Mexico New market access gained for breeder cattle.
20/04/16 Improved access Cattle United States of America Improved access for feeder cattle.
13/04/16 Maintained Improved access Live Cattle Egypt Improved access for feeder and slaughter cattle. Agreed changes to cattle health certificate for Bluetongue Virus to maintain access.
5/04/16 New access Cattle Papua New Guinea New access for feeder cattle.
01/04/16 Improved access Blood Oranges and other sweet orange varieties Korea Amendment to existing protocol to allowing access for all varieties of sweet oranges from only Washington Navel and Valencia.
01/04/16 New access Honey and other apiculture products French Polynesia New access for honey and other apiculture products.
13/03/16 Maintained access Live Cattle Egypt Agreed changes to cattle health certificate for Bluetongue Virus to maintain access.
8/03/16 New access Live Pigeons United Arab Emirates Live pigeons export health conditions agreed with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.
1/03/16 Improved access Sheep semen Falkland Islands Improved access for sheep semen
1/03/16 Improved access Cattle semen Brazil Improved access for cattle semen.
3/02/16 Improved access Cattle Indonesia Improved access for breeder cattle.
2/02/16 New access Day-old chicks Indonesia New market access gained for day-old chicks.
2/02/16 Improved access Walnuts Japan First consignment of shelled walnuts was sent direct to Japan.
1/02/16 New access Gastropods (Abalone) French Polynesia New access for gastropods (abalone).
1/02/16 New access Cattle embryo Mexico New market access gained for cattle embryos.
1/02/16 Improved access Cattle semen and embryo Peru Improved access for cattle semen and embryos.
1/02/16 Improved access Sheep semen Peru Improved access for sheep semen
28/01/16 New access Eggs and egg products Taiwan First exports of eggs to Taiwan were sent since market access was gained in September 2015.
27/01/16 New Access Hatching eggs and day-old chicks Thailand Market access restored for hatching eggs and day-old chicks after negotiating new health conditions.
20/01/16 New access Goat meat India First exports of goat meat to India since market access was gained in September 2012.
12/01/16 New access Live marine coral United Arab Emirates New market access gained for live marine coral.
1/01/16 Improved access Bovine semen New Caledonia Market access improved for bovine semen.
1/01/16 Improved access Free Trade Agreement Korea Market access to Korea was further improved following the third tariff cut under the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) on 1 January 2016.
1/01/16 New access Rendered products Hungary New market access gained for rendered animal fat.

2015

Achieved on Type of achievement Commodity Country Description
20/12/15 Improved access Free Trade Agreement China Market access for agricultural commodities was improved following the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) entering into force on 20 December 2015.
15/12/15 Improved access Red meat China Market access was improved for red meat after China listed three new meat establishments.
20/11/15 New access Bovine semen and embryos India Market access gained for bovine semen and embryos to India.
19/11/15 Improved access Table grapes, citrus, cherries, persimmons Thailand Market access was improved for table grapes, citrus, cherry and persimmons.
6/10/15 Improved access Transpacific Partnership Agreement Multiple Market access was improved after Australia concluded a trade agreement with 11 other Asia-Pacific nations, the biggest ever. For agriculture, the Transpacific Partnership will eliminate tariffs on more than $4.3 billion of Australia’s dutiable exports.
1/10/15 New access Onion seed for sowing Mexico Market access was gained for onion seed for sowing.
28/09/15 Maintained access Seed for sowing (various commodities) Vietnam Market access was improved for seed for sowing (various commodities).
28/09/15 Maintained access Grains for consumption (various commodities) Vietnam Market access was maintained for 22 grains for consumption through provision of technical information in support of existing market access.
28/09/15 Maintained access Plant based stockfeed (various commodities) Vietnam Market access was maintained for 11 plant based stockfeed through provision of technical information in support of existing market access.
28/09/15 Maintained access Nuts for consumption (various commodities) Vietnam Market access was maintained for three nuts for consumption through provision of technical information in support of existing market access.
15/09/15 New access Blueberries India Market access was gained for blueberries.
15/09/15 New access Eggs and egg products Taiwan Market access was gained for eggs and egg products.
01/09/15 New access Offal Morocco Market access was gained for offal.
6/08/15 Restored access Lentils Saudi Arabia First exports of lentils for consumption since Saudi Arabia lifted a ban in July 2011 which was put in place in 1992.
1/08/15 New access Genetic material Colombia Market access was gained for sheep and goat semen and embryos after successful negotiation of a new health protocol.
1/08/15 New access Live redclaw (crayfish) eggs for breeding purposes China Market access was gained for live redclaw eggs for breeding purposes.
20/07/15 Improved access Feeder and slaughter cattle China Market access was improved for feeder and slaughter cattle to China following an import health protocol to replace the old protocol negotiated in 1998.
20/07/15 Improved access Live camelids for breeding purposes China Market access was improved for live camelids for breeding purposes to China after a health protocol replaced a protocol negotiated in 2001.
15/07/15 Restored access Citrus Vietnam Market access was restored for fresh orange and mandarin fruit to Vietnam following import suspension for all Australian fresh fruit from 1 January 2015.
15/07/15 Restored access Table grapes Vietnam Market access was restored for fresh table grapes to Vietnam following import suspension for all Australian fresh fruit.
01/07/15 New access Genetic material Mexico Market access was gained for bovine semen to Mexico after successful negotiation of a new health protocol.
01/07/15 Improved access Genetic material Chile Market access was improved for bovine semen to Chile after successful negotiation of a new health protocol.
01/07/15 Improved access Meat products United States Market access was improved for meat products to the United States following system improvements which introduced barcoding technology. The new technology allows exporters to use barcodes on meat cartons, reducing cost to industry.
03/06/15 Restored access Animal feed (pet food and rendered meals) containing poultry) Indonesia Market access was restored for animal feed to Indonesia as avian influenza related import restrictions were lifted, allowing the resumption of exports of animal feed containing poultry.
01/06/15 New access Barramundi fingerlings (for aquaculture) Sri Lanka Market access was gained for barramundi fingerlings to Sri Lanka for aquaculture purposes. Two barramundi hatcheries in Victoria and South Australia can now export barramundi fingerlings to Sri Lanka for aquaculture purposes.
01/06/15 New access Live marron (for aquaculture) Thailand Market access was gained for live marron from a farm in Western Australia for aquaculture purposes.
01/06/15 New access Frozen venison  and camel meat Iraq Market access was gained for frozen venison and camel meat to Iraq following agreement on conditions.
29/05/15 Improved access Bivalve molluscs (notably mussels) Japan Market access was improved for mussels with on-arrival testing reduced from 100% to 5%, making the export of mussels viable again.
01/05/15 New access Genetic material Chile Market access was gained for sheep and goat embryos (in vivo and in vitro).
23/04/15 Improved access Wheat and barley China Market access was improved for wheat and barley to China following a new exports protocol. This will help maintain the $1.5 billion trade.
17/04/15 Maintained access Meat commodities Mexico Market access was maintained for meat commodities after negotiating permission to use digital rather than handwritten signatures on certificates.
11/04/15 Maintained access Meat commodities Myanmar Market access was maintained for meat, meat products and edible offal after negotiation of new conditions and certificates following a change to Myanmar's import conditions.
1/04/15 Maintained access Tallow Taiwan Market access maintenance. Audit of Australia’s tallow production system supported ongoing market access.
1/04/15 Maintained access Meat commodities European Union Market access was maintained for minced meat, meat products, meat preparations, casings and wild boar following an audit by the EU.
01/04/15 New access Breeder deer Malaysia Market access was gained for breeder deer to Malaysia. Previously ad hoc permits have been granted but a new agreement on import health protocols and certificates provides certainty on import conditions.
01/04/15 New access Breeder sheep and goats Philippines Market access was gained for breeder sheep and goats to the Philippines after approval of health protocols and certificates.
25/03/15 Restored access Pet food Korea Market access was restored for pet food containing poultry ingredients to the Republic of Korea following negotiation of revised export certification.
3/03/15 Restored access Poultry Korea Market access was restored for poultry meat to the Republic of Korea following agreement to lift a suspension on poultry products from Australia.
1/03/15 New access Hatching eggs and day-old chicks Myanmar Market access gained for hatching eggs and day old chicks after negotiation of health conditions.
1/03/15 New access Kangaroo meat Peru First exports of kangaroo meat to Peru since market access was gained in August 2013.
3/02/15 Maintained access Meat New Caledonia Market access was maintained for meat commodities after negotiating operational and certification requirements to meet import conditions.
1/02/15 Improved access Red meat Vanuatu Improved access for meat from Tier 1 establishments.
19/01/15 New access Murray cod fingerlings China Market access was gained for Murray cod fingerlings following agreement on health protocols and certificates.
15/01/15 New access Lychees and mangoes United States Market access was gained for lychees and mangoes which were agricultural priority market access requests, negotiated under Australia-US Free Trade Agreement.
15/01/15 Improved access Free Trade Agreement Japan Market access was improved following the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) entering into force on 15 January 2015.
13/01/15 Maintained access Wheat Indonesia Market access was maintained for wheat for consumption to Indonesia through provision of a PRA on Tilletia species associated with wheat grain.
6/01/15 Restored access Poultry Taiwan Market access was restored for poultry products originating from or processed in New South Wales to Taiwan, following Taiwan's recognition of NSW freedom from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
2/01/15 Improved access Cherries Korea Market access was improved for cherries to Korea following a reduction in inspection rates.
1/01/15 Maintained access Red meat and dairy China Audit of red meat and dairy establishments resulted in the listing of 3 meat and 2 infant formula establishments.
1/01/15 New access Fertile Quail Eggs United Arab Emirates Market access was gained for fertile quail eggs to the UAE after successful negotiation of a new health protocol.

2014

Achieved on Type of achievement Commodity Country Description
24/12/14 New access Day old chicks and hatching eggs Iraq Market access was gained for day old chicks and hatching eggs to Iraq after approval of health certificates.
19/12/14 New access Barramundi fingerlings Indonesia Market access was gained for barramundi fingerlings to Indonesia after agreement on health certificates and protocols.
21/11/14 New access Live animals Lebanon Market access was gained for feeder and slaughter cattle, goats and sheep following the approval of health certificates and protocols.
21/11/14 New access Live cattle Thailand Market access was gained for feeder and slaughter cattle to Thailand following approval of health certificates and audit of Australian export systems.
10/10/14 Restored access Hides and skins Brazil Market access was restored for hides and skins to Brazil. Market access was had been suspended in May 2014 due to altered Brazilian enforcement of import requirements.
12/09/14 New access Pet food India Market access was gained for pet food.
01/09/14 New access Alpacas Korea Market access was gained for live alpacas to Korea following agreement on health certification requirements.
21/08/14 New access Cattle and sheep Cambodia Market access was gained for live cattle to Cambodia following agreement on health certification requirements.
12/08/14 New access Red claw crayfish United Kingdom Market access was gained for redclaw crayfish to the United Kingdom following agreement on a health protocol and certificate.
1/08/14 Improved access Genetic material United States of America, Puerto Rico and US Virgin IslandsUnited States Market access was improved for genetic material to the United States after a new agreement removed the need for bovine tuberculosis testing and bluetongue testing for embryos.
1/08/14 New access Live oyster spat Korea Market access was achieved for live oyster (Crassostrea gigas) spat for breeding purposes from Tasmania to Korea.
1/08/14 Restored access Offal Vietnam Market access was restored for white offal to Vietnam after agreement to on revised health certification.
22/07/14 New access Live breeder cattle, sheep and goats Egypt Market access was gained for live breeder cattle, sheep and goats to Egypt following an agreement on health certification requirements.
1/06/14 Restored access Animal feed Japan Market access was restored for animal-based stock feeds and stockfeed ingredients to Japan following agreement on export conditions.
1/06/14 New access Live rotifers Papua New Guinea Market access was gained for live rotifers to Papua New Guinea for research/aquaculture purposes.
15/05/14 Restored access Feeder and slaughter cattle, goats and embryos Iran Market access was restored for feeder and slaughter cattle, goats and embryos to Iran following agreement on health certification requirements.
12/05/14 New access Live camels Korea Market access was gained for live camels for breeding to Korea after following agreement on agreeing to health certification requirements.
1/05/14 New access Beef Japan Market access was gained for T-bone steak (sourced from animals less than thirty months old) to Japan.
1/04/14 New access Barramundi fingerlings Vietnam Market access was gained for barramundi fingerlings to Vietnam for aquaculture purposes.
1/04/14 New access Maize Grain Mexico New access gained for maize grain. Trade has not occurred due to high Methyl Bromide fumigation rates.
20/03/14 Restored access Live animals Egypt Market access was restored for live cattle and sheep exports.
18/03/14 Maintained access Genetic material China Market access was maintained for bovine embryos to China following agreement to a revised protocol.
18/03/14 Maintained access Table grapes China Market access was maintained for table grapes to China after signing a revised health protocol.
10/03/14 New access Eucalyptus seed Paraguay Market access was gained for Eucalyptus seed (Eucalyptus benthamii, E. longirostrata).
28/02/14 Restored access Live sheep Bahrain Market access for sheep was restored for sheep to Bahrain following agreement to a new health protocol.
28/02/14 Improved access Live animals Multiple Market access was improved through the removal of the requirement for Memorandums of Understanding to be negotiated with new livestock importing countries.
26/02/14 New access Sandalwood India Market access was gained for sandalwood (wood and nuts).
26/02/14 New access Lupins India Market access was gained for split lupins.
26/02/14 New access Mahogany logs India Market access was gained for African mahogany logs
7/02/14 New access Table grapes Japan Market access was gained for table grapes to Japan following the finalisation of import requirements. Japan accepted Australia’s cold treatment regime.
30/01/14 New access Cherries China Market access was gained for cherries to China following an audit by Chinese officials of newly-registered Tasmanian cherry growers and pack houses.
16/01/14 Restored access Summer fruit Thailand Market access was restored for summer fruit to Thailand following the release of new import conditions.
15/01/14 Improved access Genetic material Chile Market access was improved for sheep and goat semen to Chile after the negotiation of new import conditions and recognition that Australia is free of a number of diseases of concern to Chile.
1/01/14 New access Forage legume seed for sowing Chile Market access was gained for forage legume seed (Bituminaria bituminoa, Cullen australasicum, Dorycnium hirsutum and, Hedysarum coronarium).
1/01/14 Improved access Wheat Iran Market access was improved for wheat for consumption to Iran through provision of technical information leading to the revision of import requirements.
1/01/14 Restored access Cherries Thailand Market access for cherries to Thailand was restored under a protocol gazetted by Thailand.
1/01/14 Improved access Meat Canada Market access for meat to Canada as the department implemented eCertification (paperless trading) for meat, streamlining the certification process and saving time for exporters.

2013

Achieved on Type of achievement Commodity Country Description
31/12/13 New access Hides and skins South Africa Market access was gained for salted and pickled hides and skins of cattle, sheep and deer.
19/12/13 New access Live buffalo Vietnam Market access was gained for live buffalo following sign-off on import conditions.
13/12/13 New access Table grapes Korea Market access was gained for table grapes following finalisation of import requirements.
1/12/13 New access Murray cod fingerlings Taiwan Market access was gained for live Murray cod fingerlings.
1/10/13 Restored access Rendered products Korea Market access was restored for tallow based products after Korea's acceptance of revised export health certification.
1/09/13 New access Spiny lobsters Malaysia Market access was gained for spiny lobsters (Panulirus ornatus) for research purposes.
1/09/13 New access Soybeans Indonesia Market access was improved for soybeans through the removal of a 5 per cent tariff.
1/08/13 Improved access Horticultural products Indonesia Market was improved for horticultural products following the removal of the Indonesian quota system in favour of a parity pricing system.
1/08/13 New access Kangaroo meat Peru Market access for kangaroo meat was achieved after Peru accepted Australia's proposed health certificate. First commercial shipment left in February 2015.
1/08/13 Restored access Fresh and chilled hides and skins Turkey Market access was restored for fresh and chilled hides and skins following an agreement on export certification. Trade had ceased in 2011.
1/07/13 New access Macadamia nuts Ecuador Market access was gained for Macadamia nuts-in-shell for consumption.
1/07/13 New access Table grapes, summer fruit, cherries, citrus and pome fruit Philippines Market access was improved for table grapes, summer fruit, cherries, citrus and pome fruit following the signing of the revised protocol for the export of fruit fly host fruit commodities.
Last reviewed: 26 May 2020
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