Digital Food Export Certification

Australian agricultural and food producers will get an easier path into international markets with digitisation of export processes to lift their global competitiveness.


The Department of Agriculture (DoA) has announced changes to streamline and digitise export certification processes necessary to ship Australian products overseas. The initiative underpins Australia’s target to build agriculture to be a $100 billion sector by 2030 and its commitment to develop a streamlined, effective and efficient certification process to drive more agricultural exports to profitable markets.

The changes will smooth the pathway into international markets for Australian agricultural and food producers with digitisation of export processes to lift their global competitiveness.  It is expected to benefit meat, dairy, seafood, horticulture, grain, wool and other producers, boosting both profits and productivity.

Digital Export Certification will modernise and speed up the process, removing paper trail management, as well as improving the ability of producers to track progress through the online system. The system will replace use of paper documentation wherever it is used to support, apply or be issued in relation to export certification. It is expected to begin initial operation before mid-2020 and be fully completed within three years.

One meat exporter alone has estimated that the ability to amend export documentation online will save $120,000 a year in detained consignment costs. By moving to a paperless system, ‘brand Australia’ and our country’s reputation for ‘clean-green’ food will be further protected. A more secure system will provide even greater assurance of the authenticity of Australian products and brands.

As your licensed Customs Brokers and International freight forwarders, Alliance Intercontinental can guide you through the formalities for your exports from all major ports and airports around Australia.


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