Manual of Importing
Country Requirements

Requirements set by Australia's agricultural export trading partners

This website sets out the known requirements that exporters and the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the Department) must meet for products and commodities to be accepted for import into specific overseas countries.

Exporters must meet requirements for products and commodities to be accepted for import into specific overseas countries.

Exporters must also comply with the Export Control Act and associated Orders when exporting commodities from Australia.

Industry advice notice – China trade (added 6 November 2020)

Certification Alert – Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (updated 19 November 2020)

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Meat

Includes fresh meat, processed meat, and animal by-products such as skins, hides, petfood, rendered products and technical products

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Dairy

Includes milk, milk powder products, butter, cream, cheese and other processed dairy products

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Plants

Includes fruit, vegetables, nursery stock, cut flowers and foliage, seeds, grains, stockfeed and timber

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Fish

Includes finfish, other seafood such as bivalves, crustaceans, echinoderms, gastropods, cephalopods, tunicates and crocodile meat

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Live animals

Includes livestock, companion animals, horses, zoo animals, birds, hatching eggs, fish, bees and other invertebrates, and reproductive material

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Eggs

Includes shell eggs and egg products

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Non-prescribed goods

Includes honey and bee by-products, and processed foods