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Does your product require government certification?
Australian export legislation allows DAWR to issue government certification for the export of non-prescribed goods (under Order 8.05 of the Export Control (Prescribed Goods – General) Order 2005).
Only if an importing country needs a government issued certificate to accompany the export from Australia, can the department issue certification.
What are the importing country requirements?
As the exporter, you need to ask the importer in the destination country for the requirements. They would usually obtain official advice from the importing country authority, possibly in the form of an import permit. Other sources of information on importing country requirements include advice on official government websites, consulates and other published import regulations.
Where specific declarations or endorsements need to be on the government issued certificate, you must provide support for the statements. Examples of evidence are manufacturer’s declarations, laboratory reports and treatment records.
In some instances, importing countries require the manufacturer to be Listed with DAWR before they will allow import. Audits of the manufacturer may need to be conducted.
The FIAAA has an auditing arrangement with DAWR, underpinned by a Letter of Exchange.
If the importing country requires listing and auditing, contact the FIAAA. Listing is completed before moving to Step 3: Applying for export certification.
If you don’t need listing go straight to Step 3.
Applying for export certification
A government certificate can be applied for by submitting an Application form to your local DAWR office.
The application must be accompanied by the evidence of importing country requirements, along with the evidence that you can meet the requirements, as discussed above.
Information on fees is available on the DAWR website.