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Eggs

Tonga

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1. Preconditions for market access

1.1 Establishment registration

Establishments are required to be export registered to export eggs from Australia to Tonga.

1.2 Overseas listing

Establishments are not required to be establishment listed to export eggs from Australia to Tonga.

Initial listing procedure
Required?
Export registration with the DepartmentYes
Establishment listing required for TongaNo

1.3 General information

An import permit is required for eggs exported from Australia to Tonga.

The validity of the permit is subject to change as determined by Tonga.

2. Operational requirements

2.1 Operational requirements additional to Australia's export legislation

Tonga has no known additional requirements.

2.2 Microbial and residue sampling

Tonga has no known additional requirements for microbial and residue sampling of eggs and egg products that differ from those required in the Export Control (Eggs and Egg Products) Rules 2021.

3. Documentation requirements

3.1 Cage, barn and free-range table eggs

Health certificate for eggs and egg products

For eggs and egg products produced for human consumption, use Health Certificate template EX46EG.

EX46 embedded endorsement

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the inspection system prescribed under the Export Control Act have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are:

  • In sound condition
  • Fit for human consumption
  • Of Australian origin

3.2 Egg products that are not heat treated

There is no agreed certification for export of non-heat-treated eggs and egg products into Tonga.

3.3 Egg products that are heat treated

There is no agreed certification for import of heat-treated eggs and egg products into Tonga.

3.4 Manufacturing grade products

There is no agreed certification for export of manufacturing grade eggs and egg products into Tonga.

3.5 Consignments under 10 kg and trade samples

Tonga has no known requirements for consignments under 10 Kg and trade samples that differ from those required in the Export Control (Eggs and Egg Products) Rules 2021. Please contact your importer for more information before sending a consignment under or equal to 10 Kg.

4. Import procedures

4.1 Import permit

An import permit is required for table eggs exported from Australia to Tonga.

Import permit(s) may be cancelled or amended at any time after issue and before arrival of the products should the animal health and quarantine status of the country of origin change or reported to have changed in the meantime.

4.2 Port of entry inspection and testing

Tongan quarantine officials will inspect the consignment and relevant documents upon arrival. 

Failure to comply will result in the destruction or re-export of the consignments at the owner’s expense.

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

5.1 Packaging

Tonga has no known specific requirements for packaging in addition to those provided in the Export Control (Eggs and Egg Products) Rules 2021.

5.2 Labelling

Tonga has no known specific requirements for labelling in addition to those provided in the Export Control (Eggs and Egg Products) Rules 2021.

  • Nutritional claims: Not applicable
  • Dual Language: Not applicable

5.3 Shelf life

Tonga has no known specific requirements for shelf life.

5.4 Use-by date

Tonga has no known specific requirements for use-by dates.

5.5 Shipping marks

Tonga has no known specific requirements for shipping marks.

6. Shipping and air freight requirements

6.1 Refrigeration, transfer and loadout

Eggs and egg products must be transported to ensure their condition and integrity is maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Export Control (Eggs and Egg Products) Rules 2021.

7. Additional documentation available

No additional documents required.

8. Definitions

Not applicable.

Latest updates

28/06/2022 - Page first published.
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Last updated: 28/09/2022 10:07 AMCreated: 28/06/2022 8:31 AM