Export certificates

Certificate for exporting agricultural and veterinary chemical product 

Before accepting exports of a chemical product from Australia, many countries require an assurance from the government authority responsible for regulating the product in Australia. The APVMA issues certificates containing the relevant details of such products through a range of common types of certificate.

There is no statutory timeframe for the APVMA to assess an application for an export certificate. However, we try to process certificate applications within 20 working days.

An application for a certificate of export can be made to us either in writing or online through the APVMA portal. The application should clearly identify the chemical product and the information the receiving country requires the certificate to cover. The application must be accompanied by the relevant fee.

The APVMA does not provide advice on the documentation requirements of other countries.

While considering your application for a certificate, we may ask you to provide further information. Applicants are expected to comply with any request for additional information.

Any amount payable to us must be paid before we can complete our evaluation.

The APVMA will provide you with the certificate setting out any matters relating to the chemical product that are required to be established for the purposes of its export.

If the APVMA refuses to provide the certificate, we will give you written notice of our refusal and include the reasons for our refusal.

Before you apply

Important information to be read prior to commencing the application process.

What to include in your application

Information on how to make an application for a certificate for export, including the fees and how long your application will take to process.

Your feedback will be submitted to the APVMA anonymously. If you require a response, please contact us.