Dairy Good by Definition or Dairy by Definition
The term Dairy Good by Definition or Dairy by Definition (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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 request for permit
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:
- applies to the milk and milk products
- complies with the requirements of the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021.
When raising a Request for Permit (RFP), 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 (EU) or the United States (US) may require transit documentation. These certificates are available as additional certificates through the EXDOC system. If the product is transiting the US, 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 EU member state, see the particular EU member state regarding the certificate template to select.