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

The following should be considered prior to updating establishment details:

  • When an establishment notifies the Department of an administrative change (that is, a change of occupier, company name, address, or in some instances product specific changes), the Department will amend the establishment record in the system.
  • The establishment's amended details will appear on applicable export documentation including health certification from the date that the Department amends the establishment record
  • When relevant changes are made to an establishment's details, the Department will advise trading partners that maintain establishment lists of the change of details; however, the Department is unable to guarantee a timeframe as to when trading partners will update the establishment's overseas listing details they maintain. This means that there may be a period in which export certification issued by the Department does not match the trading partner's official published listing, which may result in clearance issues at the port of entry.
  • Establishments should be aware that their ability to export to some countries may be impacted during this transition period and may include issues with goods in transit.
  • Exporters and manufacturers are encouraged to check that their establishment's details are recorded accurately where they appear on trading partners' lists and to contact the Department if errors are found.

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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 the Republic of Korea (South Korea).

1.2 Establishment registration

Listing procedureRequired?
*Routine audits are not required, however, South Korea maintains the discretionary power to audit establishments prior to listing.
Export registration
Listing for South KoreaYes
South Korea inspection for listingNo*

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

No information.

1.5 Use-by date and shelf life

No information.

1.6 Documentation requirements

As of 16 January 2017, there is no agreed certification for processed egg products for export to South Korea.

Table eggs

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.


Use EX46EG (electronic) with endorsement 5268:

Additional endorsement 5268
  1. Poultry that is used to produce the above products has been hatched and bred in Australia.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. In accordance with the Export Control (Eggs and Egg Products) Rules 2021, 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.
  6. The products listed above have been handled to avoid contamination with pathogens of infectious livestock diseases.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. The edible eggs listed above are from the species Gallus gallus.

1.7 Port-of-entry inspection and testing

No information.

2. Operational requirements

3. Documentation requirements

4. Import procedures

5. Packaging, labelling and shipping marks (port marks)

6. Shipping and air freight requirements

7. Additional documentation available

8. Definitions

No information.

Latest updates

29/07/2021 - Removal of updates put in place during the 2020 Avian Influenza outbreak in Victoria (section 1.6).
10/06/2021 - References to export legislation have been updated.
Last updated: 1/04/2023 9:19 AMCreated: 31/01/2017 10:54 AM