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 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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2019

As at October 2019
Achieved onType of achievementCommodityCountryDescription
20/09/19New accessLive honey beesMalaysiaMarket access was gained for live honey bees
19/09/19 Improved accessTimber and logsMalaysiaMalaysia has agreed to improved fumigation schedules for the export of Australian timber and logs.
31/08/19 Maintained accessCitrus, Mangifera, Prunus spp. and SolanaceaeEuropean UnionThe 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 accessPork and pork products (raw)USAUSDA Food Safety and Inspection Services has expanded systems equivalence to include raw pork products from Australia.
29/08/19 New accessEggs (free range and organic)SingaporeMarket 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 accessAnimal by-productsEuropean UnionImplementing amended EU certification to comply with the new template TSE certificates
1/08/19 New accessEdible by-product (Gelatine)TaiwanTaiwan agreed to Australian certification to permit exports of gelatine to Taiwan
25/07/19 Restored accessPoultryKoreaLifting 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 accessMeatMalaysiaThree new establishments listed and three renewed
17/07/19 New accessPsittacine birds (parrots)MaldivesNegotiated export health certification for psittacine birds
9/07/19 Improved accessPoultrySingaporeTwo poultry establishment listed by Singapore and permitted to export poultry to that market
28/06/19 New accessLive Sheep and GoatsIndiaNegotiated an export protocol for Australian sheep and goats to India
24/06/19 Improved accessAll commoditiesRepublic of KoreaAn 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 accessSkins and hidesMexicoMexico agreed to certificates for ratite skins and hides to allow exports to commence
19/06/19 Improved accessDairyKoreaFour dary establishments were listed by Korea and permitted to commence exporting dairy to that market
3/06/19 Maintained accessDairyUAEAgreed to amend proposed regulation to allow use of annatto in cheese
23/05/19 Improved accessMeat and meat productsVietnamTwo additional establishments approved for meat and meat products
17/05/19 Maintained accessPork productsNew CaledoniaImproved clearance of pork - simpler requirements to certify freedom from African Swine Fever
4/04/19 New accessSkins and hidesIsraelIsrael agreed to certification for Australian skins and hides to allow exports to commence
20/03/19 Improved accessSeeds for sowingMalaysiaMalaysia agreed that fumigation was not required for Australian exports of seeds for sowing
20/03/19 Improved accessFishVietnamTwo seafood establishments were listed by Vietnam and permitted to commence exporting seafood products to that market
15/03/19 Improved accessTable grapesNew ZealandNew Zealand now accepts irradiation as an alternative phytosanitary treatment for Australian table grapes.
14/03/19 Restored accessFishKuwaitKuwait advised the ban on Australian prawns has been lifted. The ban was implemented following detection of WSSV.
1/03/19 New accessAlmondsChile​Import conditions for Almonds to Chile agreed and gazetted by Chile
11/02/19 Improved accessEggsSingaporeFour layer egg farms were listed by Singapore and permitted to commence exporting eggs to that market
1/02/19 Maintained accessSummerfruits, table grapes, cherries ChinaDisruption 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 accessWalnutsIndiaImport conditions for walnuts to India have been agreed and conditions gazetted.
24/01/19 Restored accessAll melonsBahrainBan on all melons lifted following listeria outbreak
24/01/19 Restored accessStrawberriesBahrainBan on Australian fresh strawberries lifted following the intentional food tampering incident
2/01/19 New accessSeafoodChinaListing 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 accessPet FoodCanadaNew certification has been agreed  for Kangaroo pet meat and processed pet food products
1/01/19 Maintained accessInfant formulaChinaThe 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 onType of achievementCommodityCountryDescription
5/11/18Restored accessStrawberriesUnited Arab EmiratesBan on Australian fresh strawberries lifted following the intentional food tampering incident.
15/10/18Restored accessAll melonsKuwaitBan on all Australian melons lifted following the Listeria detection in rockmelons incident
15/10/18Improved accessMeatSingaporeImprovements to access for imported pork for further processing in Australia to Singapore
1/10/18Improved accessMeatBrunei DarussalamNegotiation of new export requirements  which increased the number of Australian establishments eligible to export to Brunei
14/09/18Improved accessDairyChileListing of three new establishments, renewed approval for seven establishments following audit in March 18
1/09/18Improved accessPersimmonsThailandGained approval of the irradiation pathway for Australian persimmons
31/08/18Improved accessMeatIranNegotiated 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.
24/08/18New accessBee semenItalyNew market access gained for bee semen.
15/08/18New accessRatite OilRepublic of KoreaFully Refined Ratite Oil
30/07/18New accessMeatUnited Arab EmiratesEstablished 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.
1/07/18Improved accessGoats - breederSri LankaNew protocol developed for breeder goats to Sri Lanka
1/06/18Restored access Cattle - embryoBrazilRestoration following suspension
4/05/18New accessSheep and goat semenMexicoAustralian sheep/goat semen access to Mexico
2/05/18New accessBees - live queensPhilippinesHoney bees - live queens
1/05/18New accessRaw cotton balesIranRaw cotton bales to Iran
18/04/18Restored accessShellfish/oysters Hong Kong Regained access for oysters/shellfish from the Blackman Bay, Tasmania following 22/09/2017 import ban
17/04/18New accessHides and skins Mexico New certification for fresh, green and salted kangaroo and wallaby skins
15/04/18Improved accessMeatPapua New GuineaImprovements to access for imported pork for further processing in Australia to PNG
12/04/18Maintained accessGelatine and collagen New Zealand  Revised certification as a result of regulatory change
11/04/18Maintained accessWool New Zealand  Revised certification as a result of regulatory change
5/04/18Restored accessRed meatMalaysiaLifting the suspension on two meat establishments
20/03/18Maintained accessInedible tallow Republic of Korea Revised certification as a result of regulatory change
20/03/18New accessBuffalo meat and meat productsIndonesiaNew access for buffalo meat and meat products
12/03/18Improved accessRed meatMalaysiaListing of one new establishment, renewed approval for three establishments following audit in November 2017
20/02/18Improved accessSeed potatoesIndonesiaImprovements to access for seed potatoes to Indonesia
15/02/18Improved accessWool Republic of Turkey Adoption of new certification requirements which supported trade 
31/01/18Improved accessRolled oats and oat flakesIranImproved conditions for oat products to Iran
31/01/18New accessPhaseolus vulgaris seedIranNew access for Phaseolus vulgaris (bean) seeds to Iran
31/01/18New accessHard mature avocadoesJapanNew access for hard mature avocadoes to Japan
30/01/18Maintained accessBulk gelatine and collagen Thailand Revised certification as a result of regulatory change
23/01/18Improved accessProcessed animal proteins Indonesia Revised avian influenza statement on certificate
20/01/18Restored accessProcessed animal proteins Fiji Exports of processed animal proteins (excluding avian) restored after certificate was renegotiated
19/01/18Improved accessWineVietnamImproved access after approval of food additives and processing aids for use in Australian wine production
15/01/18Maintained accessRed meatTaiwanBeef, sheep and goat meat systems recognition
7/01/18New accessRuminant geneticsPeruAccreditation of two ruminant genetic material processing centres
4/01/18Improved accessRed meatIndonesiaListing of one new establishment

2017

Achieved onType of achievementCommodityCountryDescription
31/12/17Maintained accessCanolaEUEnsured continued access for canola following changes to EU's Greenhouse Gas Emission requirements
22/12/17New accessBreeder sheep and goatsIndonesiaBreeder sheep and goats
19/12/17New accessBreeder sheep and goatsRussian FederationNew access for breeder sheep and goats
15/12/17Maintained accessBlood and blood productsUnited States of America, Puerto Rico and US Virgin IslandsChanged blood labelling requirements to include batch number 
15/12/17Maintained accessShellfishTaiwanRevised certification as a result of regulatory change
10/12/17New accessProcessed pet foodArgentinaNew certification developed.
30/11/17 Improved accesscitrusChinaImprovements to citrus conditions for China
30/11/17 Improved accessTable grapesChinaImprovements to table grape conditions for China
30/11/17 Improved accessCherriesChinaImprovements to cherry conditions for China
30/11/17 New accessPlumsChinaNew access for fresh plums to China
30/11/17 New accessApricotsChinaNew access for fresh apricots to China
30/11/17 New accessPeachesChinaNew access for fresh peaches to China
30/11/17 New accessPlant based horse feedChinaNew access for plant-based horse feed to China
30/11/17New access Medicago sativa seedIranNew access for Medicago sativa seed to Iran
16/11/17New accessEgg and egg productsNauruNew certification developed
15/11/17Maintained accessPet foodTaiwanRevised certification as a result of regulatory change
9/11/17 New accessFeeder and slaughter sheep and goatsChinaNew access for feeder and slaughter sheep and goats
9/11/17Improved accessBovine semenChinaImproved access for bovine semen
9/11/17Improved accessSheep and goat semenChinaImproved access for sheep and goat semen
3/11/17Restored accessEgg and egg productsKuwaitRegained access following avian influenza ban
30/10/17Restored accessMeatChinaLifting the suspension of import inspection for six meat establishments
30/10/17New accessSpray dried plasmaTaiwanNew certificate development
3/10/17Improved accessDay old chicks and hatching eggsTaiwanImproved access for day old chicks and hatching eggs to Taiwan
3/10/17Restored accessCherriesVietnam Restored access for cherries to Vietnam
1/10/17Maintained accessDairyJapanNew certification for dairy exports to Japan
1/10/17New accessPet foodBrunei DarussalamPet food certificates agreed
1/10/17New accessVegetable seeds for sowingChileNew access for vegetable seeds to Chile
1/10/17Maintained accessPlants and plant productsMyanmarMaintained access for plant products to Myanmar
28/09/17New accessSlaughter cattleMexicoNew access for slaughter cattle
13/09/17 New accessQueen beesSolomon IslandsNew market access for bees
1/09/17New accessBovine semen and embryosFijiNew market access for bovine semen and embryos.
1/09/17New accessDairyFijiNew Amarket access for dairy. to Fiji
16/08/17New accessDay old poultry and hatching eggsNew CaledoniaNew market access for day old poultry and hatching eggs
8/08/17New accessEgg productsSri LankaCertification of egg products against new requirements
07/08/17Improved accessBovine semen and embryosNew CaledoniaImproved market access bovine semen
04/08/17Restored accessHoneySaudi ArabiaHoney new certification
01/08/17Maintained accessBlood and blood productsUnited States of America, Puerto Rico and US Virgin IslandsUSAImplemented procedures to ensure consistency with blood batch labelling
01/08/17New accessWillow cleftsIndiaNew market access for willow clefts.
31/07/17New accessEdible collagen, processed foodsJapanAccess for edible collagen for re-export to Korea
25/07/17Improved accessSheep and goat semen and embryoNew CaledoniaImproved market access for sheep and goat semen
21/07/17Maintained accessOrganicsTaiwanFormalised additional certification for organics
1/07/17Maintained accessInfant formulaSingaporeInfant formula establishments listed under new legislation
01/07/17New accessLentilsIranNew access for split and whole lentils to Iran
01/07/17Maintained accessDairyKoreaDairy establishments listed under new legislation
29/06/17New accessDay old chicks and hatching eggsSri LankaNew market access for day old chicks and hatching eggs
19/05/17Improved accessSheep and goat meat (vacuum-packed)United Arab EmiratesShelf-life for vacuum-packed sheep and goat meat extended from 70 to 90 days.
10/05/17New accessDay old chicks and hatching eggsKoreaNew market access for day old chicks and hatching eggs
1/05/17New accessLogs without bark and sawn timberIranNew access for logs without bark and sawn timber
01/05/17Improved accessLentilsBangladeshRemoval of mandatory fumigation requirement
01/05/17Improved accessSeafoodChinaSeafood eligible species
18/04/17Improved accessFoodUnited States of America, Puerto Rico and US Virgin IslandsFood Safety Recognition Arrangement
14/04/17Improved accessFeeder and slaughter buffaloMalaysiaimproved access for feeder and slaughter buffalo
14/04/17Improved accessFeeder and slaughter cattleMalaysiaImproved access for feeder and slaughter cattle
14/04/17Improved accessBreeder buffaloMalaysiaImproved access for breeder buffalo
14/04/17Improved accessBreeder cattleMalaysiaImproved access for breeder cattle
3/04/17Improved accessChickpeasPakistanReduced mandatory fumigation rates
30/03/17Improved accessSheep and goat semen and embryosBrazilImproved access for sheep and goat semen and embryos
24/03/17New accessBreeder cattleCambodiaNew access for breeder cattle
24/03/17New accessDonkey meat, meat products and edible skinChinaNew access for donkey meat, meat products and edible skin
20/03/17New accessAquatic animal products (not intended for human consumption)CanadaNew access for live barramundi fingerlings
1/03/17Maintained  accessFruit fly host commoditiesNew ZealandImport conditions review for fruit fly host commodities
01/03/17New accessAnimal By-productsSouth AfricaCalf intestines for enzyme extraction
9/02/17Maintained accessGelatine and collagenEuropean UnionDevelopment of specific untreated raw material certificate
1/02/17New accessFats and oilsMoroccoCertification for fats and oils agreed
1/02/17Restored  accessAnimal By-productsFrench PolynesiaRendered meals for pet food
31/01/17Improved accessChickpeasIranImproved treatment options
31/01/17Improved accessWheatIranRemoval of mandatory fumigation requirement
20/01/17New accessBreeder sheep and goatsCanadaNew market access for breeder sheep and goats
1/01/17New accessTable eggsKoreaNew market access for table eggs access to Republic of Korea
01/01/17Improved accessSheep and goats semen and embryoArgentinaImproved access of sheep and goat semen and embryos to Argentina.
01/01/17Restored accessBovine blood and blood productsChinaRe-established protocol and export certification for finished bovine blood and blood products.
01/01/17New accessProcessed meat containing imported porkJapanA new health certificate negotiated for products containing imported pork and Australian origin beef and/or pork.

2016

Achieved onType of achievementCommodityCountryDescription
19/12/16Maintained accessMangoesKoreaMRL for Fludioxonil agreed with Korea to allow Australian mango exports to continue.
01/12/16Maintained accessSorghum seed for sowingPeruMaintained access for sorghum seed for sowing
1/12/16Improved accessPet foodTaiwanKangaroo meat allowed in canned pet food.
1/12/16New accessGame trophiesHungaryAccess for treated game trophies other than ungulates and birds.
1/12/16New accessEdible animal fatsMoroccoAccess established for edible animal fats and oils.
1/12/16Improved accessBeefChileExpanded market access for all eligible beef establishments.
30/11/16New accessSplit broad beansIranNew access for split broad beans
30/11/16New accessWheat seed for sowingBoliviaNew market access for wheat seed for sowing
30/11/16Maintained accessFruit fly host commoditiesIndonesiaRecognition of the Riverland and Tasmanian as fruit fly pest free areas (PFAs) re-affirmed
1/11/16Restored accessHides and skinBosnia and HerzegovinaRe-established certification for hides and skins.
1/11/16 Improved accessWild game meatSingaporeExtension of the kangaroo harvest to process interval to the industry standard.
1/11/16New accessPorcine plasma powderKoreaAccess for porcine plasma powder.
1/11/16 Improved accessSheep and goat semen and embryoParaguayImproved access for sheep and goat semen and embryos.
1/11/16Restored accessFarmed seafood productsUnited Arab EmiratesMarket access was restored for farmed aquaculture product fed on animal-based feeds (excluding porcine/ (pig) protein).
1/11/16Improved accessCattleParaguayImproved access for cattle.
1/10/16 Improved accessSheep and goat semen and embryosMexicoNew market access for export sheep and goat embryos.
1/10/16New accessSalted ratite skinItalyAccess for salted ratite skins.
1/09/16New accessHorse placentaJapanAccess for equine placenta for pharmaceutical purposes.
1/09/16New accessDonor horse serumKoreaAccess for Australian origin donor horse serum.
1/09/16Restored accessMusselsChina, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.Access for mussels sourced from the Spring Bay harvest area (Tasmania).
1/09/16New accessProcessed pork products derived from imported porkSolomon IslandsNew access for processed pork products derived from imported pork.
1/09/16Improved accessBeef (vacuum packed)United Arab EmiratesShelf life for vacuum packed beef extended from 70 to 120 days.
1/09/16Improved accessLive cattleIndonesiaIndonesia revised import regulations for live cattle that allow importers to apply for permits at any time. Import permits are valid for four months.
1/09/16Improved accessCattle semenArgentinaImproved market access for Australian cattle semen.
1/09/16Improved accessMeatIndonesiaImproved 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.
26/08/16Restored accessCattleJapanRestored access of breeder cattle.
1/08/16Improved accessKangaroo Paw nursery stockColombiaMarket access was improved for Kangaroo Paw nursery stock.
1/08/16Improved accessMeatIndonesiaRemoval 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.
1/07/16New accessHoney bees - live queensFijiNew market access for export of Australian live queen bees.
1/07/16New accessPigeonsZimbabweNew market access for export of pigeons.
1/07/16Maintained accessDairyTaiwanMarket access maintenance. Successful review of dairy export system.
1/07/16Maintained accessWheat flourIndiaMarket access was maintained for wheat flour to India through provision of technical information in support of existing market access.
01/06/16Improved accessMango and LycheeUnited States of AmericaThe 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
01/06/16Restored AccessBeesCanadaRestored access for bees to Canada
01/06/16Improved accessFrozen and processed porkSingaporeRemoval of age and sex related prohibitions on frozen and processed pork products.
20/05/16Restored accessHides and skins; egg shellsKoreaRe-established access for salted ratite skins and blown egg shells.
02/05/16 New accessEgg productsJapanNew access for egg products.
01/05/16New accessNectarinesChinaMarket access was gained for nectarines to China as part of the Four and Four agreement with China.
01/05/16New accessMelon (Cucumis melo) and Watermelons (Citrullus lanatus)JapanNew market access was gained for previously prohibited melons (watermelons and melons).
01/05/16New AccessHides and skinsLebanonNew access for drum salted sheepskin.
01/05/16Improved accessPumpkinsJapanMarket access was improved for pumpkins from Tasmania and expanded access gained for pumpkins from whole of Australia.
01/05/16New accessProcessed pork products derived from imported porkVanuatuNew access for processed pork products derived from imported pork.
20/04/16 New accessCattleMexicoNew market access gained for breeder cattle.
20/04/16Improved accessCattleUnited States of AmericaImproved access for feeder cattle.
13/04/16Maintained Improved accessLive CattleEgyptImproved access for feeder and slaughter cattle. Agreed changes to cattle health certificate for Bluetongue Virus to maintain access.
5/04/16 New accessCattlePapua New GuineaNew access for feeder cattle.
01/04/16 Improved accessBlood Oranges and other sweet orange varietiesKoreaAmendment to existing protocol to allowing access for all varieties of sweet oranges from only Washington Navel and Valencia.
01/04/16New accessHoney and other apiculture productsFrench PolynesiaNew access for honey and other apiculture products.
13/03/16Maintained accessLive CattleEgyptAgreed changes to cattle health certificate for Bluetongue Virus to maintain access.
8/03/16New accessLive PigeonsUnited Arab EmiratesLive pigeons export health conditions agreed with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.
1/03/16Improved accessSheep semenFalkland IslandsImproved access for sheep semen
1/03/16Improved accessCattle semenBrazilImproved access for cattle semen.
3/02/16Improved accessCattleIndonesiaImproved access for breeder cattle.
2/02/16New accessDay-old chicksIndonesiaNew market access gained for day-old chicks.
2/02/16Improved accessWalnutsJapanFirst consignment of shelled walnuts was sent direct to Japan.
1/02/16New accessGastropods (Abalone)French PolynesiaNew access for gastropods (abalone).
1/02/16New accessCattle embryoMexicoNew market access gained for cattle embryos.
1/02/16Improved accessCattle semen and embryoPeruImproved access for cattle semen and embryos.
1/02/16Improved accessSheep semenPeruImproved access for sheep semen
28/01/16New accessEggs and egg productsTaiwanFirst exports of eggs to Taiwan were sent since market access was gained in September 2015.
27/01/16New AccessHatching eggs and day-old chicksThailandMarket access restored for hatching eggs and day-old chicks after negotiating new health conditions.
20/01/16New accessGoat meatIndiaFirst exports of goat meat to India since market access was gained in September 2012.
12/01/16New accessLive marine coralUnited Arab EmiratesNew market access gained for live marine coral.
1/01/16Improved accessBovine semenNew CaledoniaMarket access improved for bovine semen.
1/01/16Improved accessFree Trade AgreementKoreaMarket access to Korea was further improved following the third tariff cut under the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) on 1 January 2016.
1/01/16New accessRendered productsHungaryNew market access gained for rendered animal fat.

2015

Achieved onType of achievementCommodityCountryDescription
20/12/15Improved accessFree Trade AgreementChinaMarket access for agricultural commodities was improved following the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) entering into force on 20 December 2015.
15/12/15Improved accessRed meatChinaMarket access was improved for red meat after China listed three new meat establishments.
20/11/15New accessBovine semen and embryosIndiaMarket access gained for bovine semen and embryos to India.
19/11/15Improved accessTable grapes, citrus, cherries, persimmonsThailandMarket access was improved for table grapes, citrus, cherry and persimmons.
6/10/15Improved accessTranspacific Partnership AgreementMultipleMarket 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.
1/10/15New accessOnion seed for sowingMexicoMarket access was gained for onion seed for sowing.
28/09/15Maintained accessSeed for sowing (various commodities)VietnamMarket access was improved for seed for sowing (various commodities).
28/09/15Maintained accessGrains for consumption (various commodities)VietnamMarket access was maintained for 22 grains for consumption through provision of technical information in support of existing market access.
28/09/15Maintained accessPlant based stockfeed (various commodities)VietnamMarket access was maintained for 11 plant based stockfeed through provision of technical information in support of existing market access.
28/09/15Maintained accessNuts for consumption (various commodities)VietnamMarket access was maintained for three nuts for consumption through provision of technical information in support of existing market access.
15/09/15New accessBlueberriesIndiaMarket access was gained for blueberries.
15/09/15New accessEggs and egg productsTaiwanMarket access was gained for eggs and egg products.
01/09/15New accessOffalMoroccoMarket access was gained for offal.
6/08/15Restored accessLentilsSaudi ArabiaFirst exports of lentils for consumption since Saudi Arabia lifted a ban in July 2011 which was put in place in 1992.
1/08/15New accessGenetic materialColombiaMarket access was gained for sheep and goat semen and embryos after successful negotiation of a new health protocol.
1/08/15New accessLive redclaw (crayfish) eggs for breeding purposesChinaMarket access was gained for live redclaw eggs for breeding purposes.
20/07/15Improved accessFeeder and slaughter cattleChinaMarket access was improved for feeder and slaughter cattle to China following an import health protocol to replace the old protocol negotiated in 1998.
20/07/15Improved accessLive camelids for breeding purposesChinaMarket access was improved for live camelids for breeding purposes to China after a health protocol replaced a protocol negotiated in 2001.
15/07/15Restored accessCitrusVietnamMarket access was restored for fresh orange and mandarin fruit to Vietnam following import suspension for all Australian fresh fruit from 1 January 2015.
15/07/15Restored accessTable grapesVietnamMarket access was restored for fresh table grapes to Vietnam following import suspension for all Australian fresh fruit.
01/07/15New accessGenetic materialMexicoMarket access was gained for bovine semen to Mexico after successful negotiation of a new health protocol.
01/07/15Improved accessGenetic materialChileMarket access was improved for bovine semen to Chile after successful negotiation of a new health protocol.
01/07/15Improved accessMeat productsUnited StatesMarket 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.
03/06/15Restored accessAnimal feed (pet food and rendered meals) containing poultry)IndonesiaMarket 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.
01/06/15New accessBarramundi fingerlings (for aquaculture)Sri LankaMarket 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.
01/06/15New accessLive marron (for aquaculture)ThailandMarket access was gained for live marron from a farm in Western Australia for aquaculture purposes.
01/06/15New accessFrozen venison  and camel meatIraqMarket access was gained for frozen venison and camel meat to Iraq following agreement on conditions.
29/05/15Improved accessBivalve molluscs (notably mussels)JapanMarket access was improved for mussels with on-arrival testing reduced from 100% to 5%, making the export of mussels viable again.
01/05/15New accessGenetic materialChileMarket access was gained for sheep and goat embryos (in vivo and in vitro).
23/04/15Improved accessWheat and barleyChinaMarket access was improved for wheat and barley to China following a new exports protocol. This will help maintain the $1.5 billion trade.
17/04/15Maintained accessMeat commoditiesMexicoMarket access was maintained for meat commodities after negotiating permission to use digital rather than handwritten signatures on certificates.
11/04/15Maintained accessMeat commoditiesMyanmarMarket 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.
1/04/15Maintained accessTallowTaiwanMarket access maintenance. Audit of Australia’s tallow production system supported ongoing market access.
1/04/15Maintained accessMeat commoditiesEuropean UnionMarket access was maintained for minced meat, meat products, meat preparations, casings and wild boar following an audit by the EU.
01/04/15New accessBreeder deerMalaysiaMarket 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.
01/04/15New accessBreeder sheep and goatsPhilippinesMarket access was gained for breeder sheep and goats to the Philippines after approval of health protocols and certificates.
25/03/15Restored accessPet foodKoreaMarket access was restored for pet food containing poultry ingredients to the Republic of Korea following negotiation of revised export certification.
3/03/15Restored accessPoultryKoreaMarket access was restored for poultry meat to the Republic of Korea following agreement to lift a suspension on poultry products from Australia.
1/03/15New accessHatching eggs and day-old chicksMyanmarMarket access gained for hatching eggs and day old chicks after negotiation of health conditions.
1/03/15New accessKangaroo meatPeruFirst exports of kangaroo meat to Peru since market access was gained in August 2013.
3/02/15Maintained accessMeatNew CaledoniaMarket access was maintained for meat commodities after negotiating operational and certification requirements to meet import conditions.
1/02/15Improved accessRed meatVanuatuImproved access for meat from Tier 1 establishments.
19/01/15New accessMurray cod fingerlingsChinaMarket access was gained for Murray cod fingerlings following agreement on health protocols and certificates.
15/01/15New accessLychees and mangoesUnited StatesMarket access was gained for lychees and mangoes which were agricultural priority market access requests, negotiated under Australia-US Free Trade Agreement.
15/01/15Improved accessFree Trade AgreementJapanMarket access was improved following the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) entering into force on 15 January 2015.
13/01/15Maintained accessWheatIndonesiaMarket access was maintained for wheat for consumption to Indonesia through provision of a PRA on Tilletia species associated with wheat grain.
6/01/15Restored accessPoultryTaiwanMarket 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).
2/01/15Improved accessCherriesKoreaMarket access was improved for cherries to Korea following a reduction in inspection rates.
1/01/15Maintained accessRed meat and dairyChinaAudit of red meat and dairy establishments resulted in the listing of 3 meat and 2 infant formula establishments.
1/01/15New accessFertile Quail EggsUnited Arab EmiratesMarket access was gained for fertile quail eggs to the UAE after successful negotiation of a new health protocol.

2014

Achieved onType of achievementCommodityCountryDescription
24/12/14New accessDay old chicks and hatching eggsIraqMarket access was gained for day old chicks and hatching eggs to Iraq after approval of health certificates.
19/12/14New accessBarramundi fingerlingsIndonesiaMarket access was gained for barramundi fingerlings to Indonesia after agreement on health certificates and protocols.
21/11/14New accessLive animalsLebanonMarket access was gained for feeder and slaughter cattle, goats and sheep following the approval of health certificates and protocols.
21/11/14New accessLive cattleThailandMarket access was gained for feeder and slaughter cattle to Thailand following approval of health certificates and audit of Australian export systems.
10/10/14Restored accessHides and skinsBrazilMarket 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.
12/09/14New accessPet foodIndiaMarket access was gained for pet food.
01/09/14New accessAlpacasKoreaMarket access was gained for live alpacas to Korea following agreement on health certification requirements.
21/08/14New accessCattle and sheepCambodiaMarket access was gained for live cattle to Cambodia following agreement on health certification requirements.
12/08/14New accessRed claw crayfishUnited KingdomMarket access was gained for redclaw crayfish to the United Kingdom following agreement on a health protocol and certificate.
1/08/14Improved accessGenetic materialUnited States of America, Puerto Rico and US Virgin IslandsUnited StatesMarket 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.
1/08/14New accessLive oyster spatKoreaMarket access was achieved for live oyster (Crassostrea gigas) spat for breeding purposes from Tasmania to Korea.
1/08/14Restored accessOffalVietnamMarket access was restored for white offal to Vietnam after agreement to on revised health certification.
22/07/14New accessLive breeder cattle, sheep and goatsEgyptMarket access was gained for live breeder cattle, sheep and goats to Egypt following an agreement on health certification requirements.
1/06/14Restored accessAnimal feedJapanMarket access was restored for animal-based stock feeds and stockfeed ingredients to Japan following agreement on export conditions.
1/06/14New accessLive rotifersPapua New GuineaMarket access was gained for live rotifers to Papua New Guinea for research/aquaculture purposes.
15/05/14Restored accessFeeder and slaughter cattle, goats and embryosIranMarket access was restored for feeder and slaughter cattle, goats and embryos to Iran following agreement on health certification requirements.
12/05/14New accessLive camelsKoreaMarket access was gained for live camels for breeding to Korea after following agreement on agreeing to health certification requirements.
1/05/14New accessBeefJapanMarket access was gained for T-bone steak (sourced from animals less than thirty months old) to Japan.
1/04/14New accessBarramundi fingerlingsVietnamMarket access was gained for barramundi fingerlings to Vietnam for aquaculture purposes.
1/04/14New accessMaize GrainMexicoNew access gained for maize grain. Trade has not occurred due to high Methyl Bromide fumigation rates.
20/03/14Restored accessLive animalsEgyptMarket access was restored for live cattle and sheep exports.
18/03/14Maintained accessGenetic materialChinaMarket access was maintained for bovine embryos to China following agreement to a revised protocol.
18/03/14Maintained accessTable grapesChinaMarket access was maintained for table grapes to China after signing a revised health protocol.
10/03/14New accessEucalyptus seedParaguayMarket access was gained for Eucalyptus seed (Eucalyptus benthamii, E. longirostrata).
28/02/14Restored accessLive sheepBahrainMarket access for sheep was restored for sheep to Bahrain following agreement to a new health protocol.
28/02/14Improved accessLive animalsMultipleMarket access was improved through the removal of the requirement for Memorandums of Understanding to be negotiated with new livestock importing countries.
26/02/14New accessSandalwoodIndiaMarket access was gained for sandalwood (wood and nuts).
26/02/14New accessLupinsIndiaMarket access was gained for split lupins.
26/02/14New accessMahogany logsIndiaMarket access was gained for African mahogany logs
7/02/14New accessTable grapesJapanMarket access was gained for table grapes to Japan following the finalisation of import requirements. Japan accepted Australia’s cold treatment regime.
30/01/14New accessCherriesChinaMarket access was gained for cherries to China following an audit by Chinese officials of newly-registered Tasmanian cherry growers and pack houses.
16/01/14Restored accessSummer fruitThailandMarket access was restored for summer fruit to Thailand following the release of new import conditions.
15/01/14Improved accessGenetic materialChileMarket 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.
1/01/14New accessForage legume seed for sowingChileMarket access was gained for forage legume seed (Bituminaria bituminoa, Cullen australasicum, Dorycnium hirsutum and, Hedysarum coronarium).
1/01/14Improved accessWheatIranMarket access was improved for wheat for consumption to Iran through provision of technical information leading to the revision of import requirements.
1/01/14Restored accessCherriesThailandMarket access for cherries to Thailand was restored under a protocol gazetted by Thailand.
1/01/14Improved accessMeatCanadaMarket 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 onType of achievementCommodityCountryDescription
31/12/13New accessHides and skinsSouth AfricaMarket access was gained for salted and pickled hides and skins of cattle, sheep and deer.
19/12/13New accessLive buffaloVietnamMarket access was gained for live buffalo following sign-off on import conditions.
13/12/13New accessTable grapesKoreaMarket access was gained for table grapes following finalisation of import requirements.
1/12/13New accessMurray cod fingerlingsTaiwanMarket access was gained for live Murray cod fingerlings.
1/10/13Restored accessRendered productsKoreaMarket access was restored for tallow based products after Korea's acceptance of revised export health certification.
1/09/13New accessSpiny lobstersMalaysiaMarket access was gained for spiny lobsters (Panulirus ornatus) for research purposes.
1/09/13New accessSoybeansIndonesiaMarket access was improved for soybeans through the removal of a 5 per cent tariff.
1/08/13Improved accessHorticultural productsIndonesiaMarket was improved for horticultural products following the removal of the Indonesian quota system in favour of a parity pricing system.
1/08/13New accessKangaroo meatPeruMarket access for kangaroo meat was achieved after Peru accepted Australia's proposed health certificate. First commercial shipment left in February 2015.
1/08/13Restored accessFresh and chilled hides and skinsTurkeyMarket access was restored for fresh and chilled hides and skins following an agreement on export certification. Trade had ceased in 2011.
1/07/13New accessMacadamia nutsEcuadorMarket access was gained for Macadamia nuts-in-shell for consumption.
1/07/13New accessTable grapes, summer fruit, cherries, citrus and pome fruitPhilippinesMarket 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.
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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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