1.1 Import permit
Exporters should ensure that their importer complies with any requirements to obtain a permit for imports into the Republic of Korea (South Korea).
1.2 Establishment listing
|*Routine audits are not required, however, South Korea maintains the discretionary power to audit establishments prior to listing.|
|Listing for South Korea||Yes|
|South Korea inspection for listing||No*|
Farms that produce shell eggs must ensure that Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella typhimurium has not been isolated in the production farm/s of the edible eggs during the last 90 days before export.
Establishments can check if they are listed with South Korea's
Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS).
For enquiries about gaining access to export whole eggs in shell to South Korea, contact the Department at
1.3 Production of eggs and egg products
Production of shell eggs
Access is for eggs laid by the species
Gallus gallus which have been hatched and bred in Australia.
Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella typhimurium has not been isolated in the production farm/s of the edible eggs during the last 90 days before export.
Production of processed egg products
There is no access for processed egg products.
South Korea defines processed egg products as those made by adding food or food additives to eggs, the contents of eggs or egg products, or by processing eggs by separating, drying, freezing, heating, fermenting, maturing, or processing the ingredients, including whole egg liquid, liquid yolk, liquid white, whole egg powder, yolk powder, egg white powder, and heat-formed products, salted egg and pidan.
1.4 Labelling and packaging
1.5 Use by date and shelf life
1.6 Documentation requirements for eggs and egg products
As of 16 January 2017, there is no agreed certification for processed egg products for export to South Korea.
Exporter update (24/08/2020)
The availability of some export certification may be affected due to the detections of notifiable avian influenza in Victoria in July and August 2020. Refer to the latest Market Access Advice issued for the most up-to-date information on currently affected certificates. To obtain a copy, email
Exporters must ensure that two export certificates are provided,
the duplicate copy usually retained by the exporter or importer must be presented to South Korean authorities at the port of entry. The Department recommends exporters retain a scanned copy or photocopy of the certificate for their records.
All consignments of shell eggs must be sealed with an Australian Government seal. The seal number must be written on the export certificate. Until further notice, exporters must record all seal numbers in the goods description field.
(Example text: CHILLED WHOLE EGGS WHOLE EGG CARTONS. SEAL NUMBERS 123456, 345678).
Use EX46EG (electronic) with endorsement 5268:
Additional endorsement 5268
- Poultry that is used to produce the above products has been hatched and bred in Australia.
- There have been no outbreaks of HPAI for the last one (1) year in Australia prior to export, or MAFRA has provided permission for exports to resume following efficient stamping out.
- There have been no outbreaks of notifiable LPAI or Viscerotropic velogenic Newcastle disease for the last three (3) months prior to the export of the edible eggs within a radius of 10km from the edible egg producing farm, including storage.
- Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella typhimurium has not been isolated in the production farm/s of the edible eggs during the last 90 days before export.
- In accordance with the Export Control (Eggs and Egg Products) Orders 2005, the eggs have been sourced only from farm/s where disease management controls are in place that ensure only healthy flocks are used for laying.
- The products listed above have been handled to avoid contamination with pathogens of infectious livestock diseases.
- In accordance with Australia's National Residue Survey for eggs and egg products, the eggs do not contain residual substances (antimicrobials, pesticides, hormones, heavy metals, etc.), microorganisms, food irradiation, ionisation and food additives at levels which may cause any harmful effect on public health.
- In accordance with the Australian standard for construction of premises and hygienic production of edible eggs, the packing material used is hygienic and harmless to human health.
- The edible eggs listed above are from the species Gallus gallus.
1.7 Port-of-entry inspection and testing