Manual of Importing
Country Requirements

Requirements set by Australia's agricultural export trading partners

This website sets out the known requirements that exporters and the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (Department) must meet for products and commodities to be accepted for import into specific overseas countries. 

Exporters must meet requirements for products and commodities to be accepted for import into specific overseas countries.

Exporters must also comply with the Export Control Act and associated Rules when exporting commodities from Australia.

For information on how to export from Australia, visit Exporting from Australia.

Notice – China trade (updated 22 December 2021)

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Includes fresh meat, processed meat, and animal by-products such as skins, hides, petfood, rendered products and technical products

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Includes milk, milk powder products, butter, cream, cheese and other processed dairy products

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Includes fruit, vegetables, nursery stock, cut flowers and foliage, seeds, grains, stockfeed and timber

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Includes finfish, other seafood such as bivalves, crustaceans, echinoderms, gastropods, cephalopods, tunicates and crocodile meat

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Live animals

Includes livestock, companion animals, horses, zoo animals, birds, hatching eggs, fish, bees and other invertebrates, and reproductive material

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Includes shell eggs and egg products

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Non-prescribed goods

Includes honey and bee by-products, and processed foods

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Includes organics equivalence arrangements