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Timor-Leste (TL)

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1. Precondition for market access

1.1 Establishment listing

Initial listing procedure for edible productsRequired?
Departmental export registrationYes
Establishment listing for Timor Leste
No
 1.3 Access for non-prescribed goods
ProductAccess?
Technical products pharmaceutical materialNo agreed certification
Rendered productsNo agreed certification
Crocodile skins and hidesNo agreed certification
ShellsNo agreed certification

Non-prescribed goods are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Furthermore, the Orders do not apply to:

  • liquid fish products exported in a consignment of no more than 10 litres
  • dried fish and dried fish products (other than dried abalone) exported in a consignment of no more than 2 kilograms
  • fish and fish products (other than liquid fish and dried abalone) exported in a consignment of no more than 10 kilograms.
However, the Department may provide an export certificate if one is required by the importing country competent authority.

1.5 Premises and equipment

Timor Leste has no known additional requirements for premises and equipment that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 3.

2. Operational requirements

2.1 General operational requirements

Timor Leste has no known additional requirements for specific operations that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 4.

2.2 Microbial and residue sampling, and maximum acceptable limits

East Timor has no known additional requirements for microbial sampling of fish and fish products that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 6.

3. Harvesting and processing

3.1 Sourcing of fish and fish products

Timor Leste has no known additional requirements for sourcing of fish and fish products that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 5.

3.2 Sourcing, slaughter and post-mortem inspection of crocodiles

Timor Leste has no agreed requirements for the slaughter and postmortem inspection of crocodiles.

3.3 Refrigeration, transfer and loadout

Timor Leste has no known additional requirements for refrigeration, transfer and loadout that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

4. Production for human consumption

5. Production of non-prescribed goods

5.1 Non-prescribed goods

Technical products and pharmaceutical material

No agreed certification. Please contact import officials to confirm importing country requirements.

Shells

Shells are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Rendered products

Rendered products are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Crocodile skins and hides

Crocodile skins and hides are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

6. Labelling, use-by date, trade description and shipping marks (port marks)

6.1 Labelling and trade description

Timor Leste has no known specific requirements for labelling and trade description in addition to those provided in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedules 7 and 8.

6.2 Use-by date and/or shelf life restrictions

Timor Leste has no known specific requirements for use-by dates and/or shelf life restrictions in addition to Departmental-administered legislation.

6.3 Shipping marks (port marks)

Timor Leste has no known specific requirements for shipping marks (port marks).

7. Documentation requirements for products for human consumption

7.1 Live seafood

Live finfish, bivalves, crustaceans, echinoderms, gastropds, cephalopods and tunicates

For export eligible live seafood, use an FX46 Certificate.

Embedded endorsement

The FX46HK 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 in Regulations or Orders under the Export Control Act 1982 have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are;

  1. In sound condition
  2. Fit for human consumption
  3. Of Australian origin

For seafood imported into Australia and exported into East Timor without any processing or preparation in Australia, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of East Timor has agreed to accept a relevant letterhead declaration issued by The Department who will require proof that the product has been legally imported into Australia – Exporters requesting this letterhead declaration will need to provide to the department with the import permit number for the product.

7.2 Non-viable seafood

Non-viable finfish, bivalves, crustaceans, echinoderms, gastropods, cephalopods and tunicates

For export eligible non-viable seafood, use an FX46 certificate. 

Embedded endorsement

The FX46HK 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 in Regulations or Orders under the Export Control Act 1982 have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are;

  1. In sound condition
  2. Fit for human consumption
  3. Of Australian origin

For seafood imported into Australia and exported into East Timor without any processing or preparation in Australia, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of East Timor has agreed to accept a relevant letterhead declaration issued by The Department who will require proof that the product has been legally imported into Australia – Exporters requesting this letterhead declaration will need to provide to the department with the import permit number for the product.

7.3 Crocodiles

There is no agreed certification for import of crocodile meat into Timor Leste.

8. Documentation requirements for non-prescribed goods

8.1 Technical products and pharmaceutical material

There is no agreed certification for import of technical products and pharmaceutical materials intoTimor Leste. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any technical products or pharmaceutical material.

8.2 Rendered products

There is no agreed certification for import of rendered products into Timor Leste. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any rendered products.

8.3 Crocodile skins and hides

There is no agreed certification for import of crocodile skins and hides into Timor Leste. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any crocodile skins and hides.

8.4 Shells

There is no agreed certification for import of shells into Timor Leste. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any shells.

9. Shipping and airfreight requirements

10. Port-of-entry clearance inspection and testing

11. Definitions

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Last updated: 1/03/2021 10:49 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:16 PM