E-cert update & reminder from PBT: 1 December 2020
E-cert Requirements per Animal Products Notice 2018: Regulated Control Scheme
It is a requirement that when booking export eligible animal product transfers that relevant goods must be clearly identifiable as being intended for export.
Additionally batch numbers must be provided to PBT for export eligible dairy products.
If PBT is not advised that freight is E-cert it will travel as general freight and risks losing E-cert eligibility.
At the time of booking a consignment, we need to be advised that it is an E-cert shipment and provided with an ED number (export document number). Additionally, batch numbers need to be provided to PBT when booking shipments for export eligible dairy product.
For your further information, PBT has been advised the following by MPI:
“ As per the Animal Products Notice 2018: Regulated Control Scheme – Transportation and Handling of Products for Export with an Official Assurance Part 3.2(2) states:
(2) Relevant goods must be identifiable as being intended for export.
Furthermore, batch numbers are to be provided to PBT for all export eligible dairy products.
(3) Operators must keep the following records for every consignment of relevant goods transported:
d) the batch number of the consignment (for dairy material or dairy products)
Please contact PBT Customer Services, your local Branch or your Account Manager for further information.