16 December 2011
- Live Animal Exporters
- DAFF Biosecurity Regional Managers
- DAFF Biosecurity Live Animal Export Officers
- AQIS Accredited Veterinarians
To inform participants in the livestock export industry of changes to the Indonesian Government’s process for the issuance of import permits for livestock from Australia.
The Indonesian Government requires an import permit for consignments of livestock exported from Australia to Indonesia. Currently import permits are issued by the Ministry of Agriculture.
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry understands that the Indonesian Government will soon change the system for the issuance of import permits for livestock from Australia.
The Ministry of Trade will become responsible for the issuance of import permits for livestock from Australia based on advice from the Ministry of Agriculture.
The department understands that import permits issued by the Ministry of Trade may not be accompanied by a certified English translation.
Exporters of livestock to Indonesia are required to provide the following to the LAE program in Canberra as part of the Notice of Intention / Consignment Risk Management Plan submission:
- an import permit
- letter of recommendation from the Ministry of Agriculture
- any associated import health conditions
As per the existing requirements for all markets, any of these documents which are not in English must be accompanied by a National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) level 2/3 certified translation or equivalent.
The present system of submitting import permits to the Indonesian authority for validation will continue.
The department is seeking additional clarification from the Indonesian Authorities on the new permit issuing process and may issue further advice as it becomes available.
Animal Export Operations
Contact officer: Tim Naylor
Ph: (02) 6272 3933
Fax: (02) 6272 5423
Email: Tim Naylor at Animal Exports