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Chile (CL)

Considerations prior to updating of establishment details (added 3 June 2021)

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1. Preconditions for market access

1.1. Import permit

Exporters should ensure that their importer complies with any requirements to obtain a permit for imports into Chile.

1.2. Establishment listing

Initial listing procedure
Required?
Export RegistrationYes
Establishment listing required for ChileYes*

Details: *Table 1 outlines the milk and milk products that must be produced in a registered establishment approved by the Chilean authorities (Chile Servicio Agricola y Ganadero [SAG]).

Table 1: Dairy products requiring listing with SAG
Pasteurized liquid milk
Powdered milk
UHT milk
Yogurt and fermented or acidified milk products
Butter
Cheeses
Butter oil, dehydrated butterfat and anhydrous milk fat
Cream of milk
Whey powder*
Retentate milk powder*
Permeat Milk Powder

*If the product contains more than 90% of solids of milk origin (fat, proteins, carbohydrates or others), it will be considered a concentrate of milk solids, and is therefore exempt from this application.
*If the product contains more than 50% of milk proteins, it will be considered as concentrated milk proteins, and is therefore exempt from this application.

In accordance with Chilean Resolución 3081 EXENTA, the establishments that prepare products listed in Table 2 do not require the submission of an application form or listing with SAG.

Table 2: Dairy products not requiring listing with SAG
Lactose and its derivatives
Casein and its derivatives
Dairy Solid Concentrates and Concentrated Milk Proteins
Dairy powders for baby feeding and infant formula- in final product form (does not include product requiring further processing)
Ice cream and frozen desserts
Evaporated Milk
Condensed Milk

Exporters must confirm with the manufacturer whether the milk and milk products are eligible for export to Chile.

How to apply for listing:

For information regarding listing with Chile, and audit requirements, contact dairyeggsfish@agriculture.gov.au.

SAG has advised that new establishments seeking to export dairy products must submit a formal registration application through the Department.

Establishments must submit a completed application form verified by the Department: Application for Assessment for Inscription of establishment of First Approval, Manufacturers of Livestock Products for Human and Animal Consumption.

1.3. Prohibited products

There are no known products that are prohibited for export to this market.

2. Operational requirements

2.1. General operational requirements

Chile has no known additional requirements for general operations that differ to those required in the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021.

2.2. Hygiene

Chile has no known additional hygiene requirements that differ to those required in the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021.

2.3. Microbial and residue sampling, and maximum acceptable limits

Chile has no known additional requirements for microbial and residue sampling of milk and milk products that differ to those required in the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021.

3. Production of edible products

3.1. Milk products (including Dairy By Definition products)

Chile has no known additional requirements for the production of milk products that differ to those required by the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021.

Dairy products that do not meet the definitions of milk products in the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021 may also need to be regulated through the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021, when required by importing countries.

These products are referred to as Dairy by Definition (DBD). Examples of DBD products include such as colostrum, ice-cream, milk products made with non-bovine milk.

4. Production of inedible products

4.1. Manufacturing Grade (DM) milk and milk products

Chile has no known additional requirements for Manufacturing Grade milk and milk products that differ from the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021.

Manufacturing Grade products are defined in the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021.

4.2. Animal food

Unless animal food is prepared at an establishment that produces milk and milk products for export as food, these products are non prescribed goods.

In accordance with the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021, animal food must be clearly identified as animal food and not for human consumption. It must also be segregated from and not contaminate milk and milk products that are for human consumption.

4.3. Technical products and pharmaceutical material

Unless technical products and pharmaceutical material are prepared at an establishment that produces milk and milk products for export as food, these products are non prescribed goods. They are not regulated by the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021.

5. Labelling, shelf life, and shipping marks (port marks)

5.1. Labelling and packaging

For issue of a ZD024 Health Certificate, transport temperature, unit of temperature and use-by dates are required to be completed. For unrefrigerated product the work ‘Ambient’ prints next to ‘temperature during storage and transport’ on the ZD024.

Chile has no known specific requirements for labelling and packaging in addition to those provided in the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021.

5.2. Shelf life restrictions

Chile has no known specific requirements for shelf life restrictions other than those provided in the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021.

5.3. Shipping marks (port marks)

Chile has no known specific requirements for shipping marks (port marks).

5.4. Use-by date

For issue of a ZD024 Health Certificate, use-by dates are required to be completed.

This requirement is in addition to those provided in the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021.

6. Documentation requirements for edible products

6.1. Milk and milk products (including Dairy By Definition products)

Dairy Good by Definition or Dairy by Definition (DBD)

The term, DBD, is used to describe dairy products that are considered to be a dairy product by an importing country and need to be certified using the same certificate as the dairy goods prescribed under the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021, even though they are not listed as a prescribed goods in these rules.

DBD products must be manufactured in an export registered establishment in accordance with all the requirements of the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021. 

If a product is not listed as a prescribed under Australia's export rules, it is the responsibility of the exporter to confirm what certificate is required and to ensure that DBD products that require a dairy certificate, such as the ZD035 Health Certificate, comply with Australia's export rules.

Dairy products that are prescribed under Australia's export rules

(a) milk (other than colostrum) obtained from an animal of the bovine species; and

(b) following milk products derived from milk (other than colostrum) obtained from an animal of the bovine species:

(i) flavoured milk and modified milk;

(ii) cream and thickened cream;

(iii) butter, butter concentrate, buttermilk, concentrated buttermilk, dairy blend, ghee (clarified butter) and anhydrous milk fat (butter oil);

(iv) casein, caseinate and cheese;

 (v) whey, whey cream and concentrated whey cream;

(vi) cultured milk and yoghurt;

(vii) butter milk powder, lactose powder, milk sugar, powdered milk, skim milk powder, whey powder, milk protein powder, condensed milk, milk minerals and other milk concentrates;

(viii) dips containing yoghurt, cream cheese or other dairy base;

(ix) any other like milk product a major component of which is milk.

ZD024 Health Certificate

For the export of milk and milk products including Dairy by Definition products, use the ZD024 Health Certificate for the Export of Milk and Milk Products to Chile.

The ZD024 Certificate contains the following attestations:

The undersigned authorised veterinary official certifies that:

  1. THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

    The country of origin is officially declared free of Rinderpest and foot and mouth disease by the International Office of Epizooties.

  2. MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS

    The milk and milk products are of Australian origin and have been treated in establishments approved by the appropriate health authority as per resolution 3138 of 1999.

    The milk and milk products, with the exception of cheese, have been submitted to a process of pasteurisation.

    Cheese products have been prepared with pasteurised milk, or have been submitted to a maturing process for a minimum of 60 days.

    The products have been packaged with materials which neither contaminate nor alter the contents, and have been sealed and labelled, clearly specifying the country and establishment of origin, identification of the product and its net weight.

  3. PUBLIC HEALTH CERTIFICATE

    The products described in this document are fit for human consumption, able to be traded freely and comply with relevant Australian legislation.

    Neither the milk, nor the milk products, has been exposed to radiation.

  4. TRANSPORTATION

    The vehicles and other means of transport used, in addition to shipping freight conditions, have permitted the health and sanitary condition of the products to be maintained.

For issue of a ZD024 Health Certificate, transport temperature, unit of temperature and use-by dates are required to be completed. For unrefrigerated product the work ‘Ambient’ prints next to ‘temperature during storage and transport’ on the ZD024.

Exporter declarations and raising RFPs

Whenever export documentation is obtained, the exporter must provide a declaration stating that all the information provided in the permit is true and complete. They must also state that they are in possession of a declaration of compliance that:

  1. applies to the milk and milk products
  2. complies with the requirements of the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021.

When raising a Request for Permit, exporters must provide:

  • the batch code of the consignment
  • use-by dates for each line item
  • gross weight amounts for each line item
  • gross weight units for each line item
  • transfer documentation
  • a Declaration of Compliance.
Transit Certification Requirements

Milk and milk products transiting the European Union or the United States may require transit documentation. These certificates are available as additional certificates through the EXDOC system. If the product is transiting the United States, standard certification is required and the exporter should contact the Department for advice on how this certification may be issued. If the product is transiting a European Union member state, see the particular European Union member state regarding the certificate template to select.

6.2. Ships stores

Export certification is not issued for ships stores as the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021 do not apply. Ships stores are milk and milk products on ships or aircraft for the use of passengers and crew or for the service of the ships or aircraft on a voyage from Australia.

6.3. Consignments under 10 kilograms and trade samples

It is the responsibility of exporters to determine through their importers if export certification is required for consignments and trade samples that are less than 10 kilograms or 10 litres, as an export permit is not required for such consignments.

6.4. Additional certificates available

The ZX01 Certificate as to Dioxin Status of Australian Dairy Products is available on request.

European Union (EU) transit certificates are available for consignments transiting the EU. Refer to the EU documentation requirements for edible products for the reference numbers and attestations in these certificates.

7. Documentation requirements for inedible products

7.1. Manufacturing Grade (DM) milk and milk products

The Department does not have information about certification requirements for Manufacturing Grade products exported to Chile.

Some countries may accept the ZD016 Certificate as to Condition for Manufacturing Grade products. Exporters should check certificate requirements with their importer.

Certificate as to Condition for Manufacturing Grade products

The ZD016 Certificate as to Condition contains the following attestations:

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed under the Export Control Act have been complied with in respect of the prescribed good described above, being goods that are:

  1. In sound condition
  2. Of Australian Origin

7.2. Animal food

The Department does not have information about certification requirements for stockfood exported to Chile.

Some countries may accept the ZD015 Certificate as to Condition for stockfood. Exporters should check certificate requirements with their importer.

Certificate as to Condition for Stockfood products

The ZD015 Certificate as to Condition for Stockfood or the E242A Declaration and Certificate for Shipments of Inedible Animal Products can be issued for stockfood made from milk and milk products.

The ZD015 Certificate contains the following attestations:

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed under the Export Control Act have been complied with in respect of the prescribed good described above, being goods that are:

  1. In sound condition
  2. Of Australian Origin

The E242A Declaration and Certificate contains the following attestations:

It has been declared to me, a duly qualified veterinary surgeon in the employ of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and I have no reason to doubt the products described above were derived from animals of Australian origin and the products were treated solely within Australia. I further certify that foot-and-mouth disease and rinderpest do not exist in Australia.

7.3. Technical products and pharmaceutical material

Certification for inedible products must be confirmed with Chile authorities prior to export and may require substantiation.

The ZD001 Certificate as to Condition may be issued for technical products and pharmaceutical material. The ZD001 Certificate contains the following attestations:

I certify to the best of my knowledge that the information on this form is true and correct in every particular details and that the product described above is of Australian origin and is acceptable for sale in Australia.

Optional Endorsement 3427 - Dairy - Endorsement for non bovine cheese shipments to Chile

The above cheese products have been prepared with pasteurised milk or have been submitted to a maturing process for a minimum of 60 days (refer to above production date). The above products have been packaged with materials which neither contaminate or alter the contents, and have been sealed and labelled clearly, specifying the country and establishment of origin, identification of the product and its net weight.

Please note: This optional endorsement is only able to be issued for non bovine dairy origin (eg. Sheep cheese or goat cheese). Auditing may be required to substantiate endorsement 3427.

8. Shipping and airfreight requirements

Chile has no known specific requirements for shipping and airfreight. Milk and milk products must be transported to ensure their condition and integrity is maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021.

Latest updates

25/05/2021 - References to export legislation have been updated.
Last updated: 4/06/2021 1:14 PMCreated: 15/01/2015 11:13 AM