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 Namibia 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 ZD050.
For milk and milk products, use the ZD050 Veterinary Certificate
The ZD050 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:
- In sound condition
- Fit for human consumption
- Of Australian origin.
Endorsement 2088 – Dairy - Namibia Veterinary statement
I, a veterinarian authorised thereto by the controlling veterinary authority of Australia, hereby certify that the milk or milk-based products mentions and stipulated above: 1. was produced from milk or milk-based products, legally imported into the exporting country from one or more of the following countries: New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, United States of America and Canada. 2. was processed at an officially approved manufacturing plant and subjected to one of the following processes before being introduced onto Namibian territory: 2.1 In the case of milk or milk-based products originating from areas where no outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has occurred within the last 12 months and where vaccination against foot-and-mouth disease have not been carried out in the last 12 months, and; 2.1.1. ultra high temperature treatment at 132°C for 1 second; and/or 2.1.2. pasteurised at 72°C for 15 seconds or 60°C for 30 minutes; and/or 2.1.3 heat sterilised for 30 minutes at a pressure of 15 lbs (100kPa); and/or 2.1.4 an acidification process such that the pH value is lowered and kept below 6 for at least one hour. 3. Do not contain any harmful additives and is unconditionally passed as fit for human consumption. 4. Do not contain any products derived from animals other than milk or milk-based products. 5. Do not, to the best of my knowledge and belief, constitute any danger of introducing infectious or contagious diseases into Namibia. 6. The milk for the milk or milk-based products was obtained from bovine (animal species).
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.