Milk and milk products that are prescribed under Australia's export rule
- are milk or milk products derived from a bovine animal; and
- are intended to be exported as food.
Milk and milk products that are not prescribed under Australia's export rules
Milk and milk products which do not meet the criteria under the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Rules 2021 are classified by Australia as non-prescribed goods. It is the responsibility of the exporter to confirm with Morocco if there are any specific requirements for the import of these products. Typically, non-prescribed goods include, ice-cream, non-bovine milk products, colostrum and products with a minor component of dairy.
Further information on
exporting non-prescribed goods from Australia is available on the Department's website.
In some cases, an importing country requires specific health certification and government oversight for what would typically be non-prescribed milk and milk products. When required, these products become prescribed under export legislation and must meet all export and importing country requirements. This includes the products being manufactured and stored at an export registered establishment and must have a valid export permit and health certificate for each consignment. Guidance on export registration can be found at
Dairy export registered establishments.
5.1.1 Health certification for milk and milk products
For milk and milk products produced for human consumption (including milk and milk products classified as a prescribed good by an importing Country), use Health Certificate template ZD32MA.
The ZD32MA Certificate contains the following attestations:
The undersigned veterinary officer certifies that the products:
- have been produced, prepared and manufactured in a hygienic manner in all possible ways
- have been transported and stored at a temperature that has not exceeded –15°C, where relevant
- have been made with locally produced milk:
- from animals maintained in farms which have not been subject to sanitary restrictions and are free from (clinical ) mastitis
- free of tuberculosis, brucellosis and other contagious diseases
- raised on farms situated in the centre of zone defined within a radius of 30 km free from FMD for 30 days
- have been prepared from milk coming from animals from productions that have not been subject to any restrictions and have been subject to thermal treatment at least equivalent to pasteurisation
- have been tested under a microbiological plan
- do not contain any environmental or veterinary chemicals to a degree in excess of reasonable norms
- does not contain radioactive material above admissible standard
Provision of test results
Test results from a NATA-accredited laboratory must be attached to the health certificate, showing that the product complies with
Standard 1.6.1 of the
Australian and New Zealand Food Standards Code. There is no need to sign, stamp, date or number the NATA certificates or present the certificate to the Department; however, a record must be kept for 3 years for audit purposes.
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.
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.
If the importer requires a radiation statement on the health certificate, the Department can issue a generic radiation statement.
Certification date of issue
Health certificates must be issued on, or prior to, the nominated date of departure of the vessel.