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ECert export certification of traded agricultural commodities A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH.

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1 eCert export certification of traded agricultural commodities A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH

2 Presentation Overview  The Start  The Project  Implementation  UN/CEFACT Standard  The End

3 The Start  Export Certificates are G2G documents issued to facilitate trade of agricultural products by assuring that the commodity has met the importing government requirements.  Certification may cover animal or plant health, food safety or public health, or animal welfare issues.  Paper certificates have been issued for many years and are subject to international standards for food

4 Paper Certificate Flow Exporter Importer Freight Forwarder Bank Embassy Agent IMPORT AUTHORITY

5 Statistics Australia and New Zealand combined for export  1900 templates in use  trade with 120 economies  30 + languages supported  250 000 certificates for edible meat issued each year  16,000 of these are exchanged between AU & NZ

6 The Start  Food Safety Quadrilaterals for Meat (USA/Canada/NZ & Australia) –Collaboration of NZFSA & AQIS  Food Safety Quadrilaterals for Plant  Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC)  World Customs Organisation (WCO)

7 The Project  NZFSA & AQIS collaborated to –agree language and technology –align data requirements –identify business requirements –achieve UN/CEFACT standard –implement

8 Data Flow E-cert Export data Import data

9 Implementation  Awareness Raising  Capacity Building  Cluster Groups  Trials

10 International Standards WHO / FAO OIE Animal Health IPPC Plant Health CODEX CCFICS SPSTBT WTO Bilateral Agreements Aligned FormatISOEDIFACT

11 UN/CEFACT Standard  Recognition of a standard amongst our trading partner  Simplify system requirements to enable multiple country exchanges  Improve business processes for import clearance by providing consistent quality data  Facilitate real time clearance

12 UN/CEFACT  Established the eCert Project Team under TBG 15 – Trade Facilitation –First meeting in 2004 in Bonn, Germany –Representatives from Canada, USA, WCO, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Australia and New Zealand  BRS approved  TBG 17 harmonization completed and requirements included in the D08A CCL  RSM submitted to ICG for audit.

13 The End  Recognition that the eCert Data Standard aligns to UN/CEFACT standards.  Revise our systems to comply with the aligned eCert Standard at UN/CEFACT.  Implementation  Moet

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