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Non-prescribed Goods

Non-prescribed goods

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Export legislation regulates the export of animal and plant goods. Certain goods are not prescribed under the legislation and can be exported without the involvement of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (Department). 

Some meat, fish, dairy and egg products and by-products are non-prescribed; however, if an importing country requires certification, they will be regulated under the relevant commodity order. Information on market access for these products can be found in the relevant prescribed commodity on Micor. 

See Table 1 for the location of information on specified non-prescribed commodities.

Table 1. Location of information on meat-, fish-, dairy- and egg-based non-prescribed goods
​CommodityStatusMicor
Edible products
  • Tallow
  • Gelatine
  • Regenerated collagen products
  • Soup, soup powder, soup concentrate and meat extracts
  • Meat products containing less than 5% by mass of meat
Export Control (Meat and Meat Produc​ts) Orders 2005 section 10 prescribes meat and meat products intended for human food. The products in Column 1 are removed from prescription under section 13.2. However, section 16 extends the application of the Orders to all meat and meat products that may require a certificate to facilitate trade.Refer to relevant country and section of Micor Meat.
  • Meat-based raw and processed pet food
  • Meat-based technical products and pharmaceutical materials
  • Wool, skins, hides and trophies
Requirements for the export of meat and meat products intended for animal food or for pharmaceutical use, are included in Part 2 of Schedule 4 and Clause 2 and 8 of Schedule 7 in the Export Control (Meat and Meat Products) Orders 2005.
Refer to relevant country and section of Micor Meat.
  • Fish technical products and pharmaceutical material
  • Rendered fish products
  • Crocodile skins and hides
  • Shells
The Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005 section 9 prescribes edible fish and shellfish. These fish products in Column 1 are non-prescribed. However, section 19 extends the application of the Orders to all fish and fish products that may require a certificate to facilitate trade.
Refer to relevant country and section of Micor Fish.
  • Dairy technical products and pharmaceutical material
  • Dairy-based animal food
  • Manufacturing Grade milk and milk products (DM)
  • Dairy by definition (DBD)
  • Milk and milk products from non-bovine species
Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005 section 8 and 13 prescribes edible milk and milk products obtained from cows. These dairy products in Column 1 are non-prescribed. However, section 18 extends the application of the Orders to all milk and milk products that may require a certificate to facilitate trade.Refer to relevant country and section of Micor Dairy.

Any other animal or plant product, which is not included in the commodity orders, such as honey and other apiculture products, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages and highly processed foods, such as biscuits and confectionery, may still need the assistance of the Department to meet importing country requirements. In these circumstances, the Department has the power to issue a certificate and ensure that importing country requirements are met, under Section 8.05 of the Export Control (Prescribed Goods – General) Order 2005.

Micor (non-prescribed goods) includes advice on known importing country requirements for goods that are certified under Section 8.05 of the Export Control (Prescribed Goods – General) Order 2005.

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