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Guide to exporting non-prescribed goods

Based on your product, your goods may be non-prescribed.

What are non-prescribed goods?

Goods that are not detailed in the Export Control Act 2020, opens in a new tab and the Export Control Rules are non-prescribed. Non-prescribed goods (NPG) are not regulated by Australian export laws but must meet the requirements of the importing country.

Common non-prescribed good types include:

  • animal by-products
  • some cosmetics
  • inedible blood
  • nutritional supplements
  • pet food
  • processed foods and beverages
  • rendered fats and oils
  • rendered meats
  • skins and hides
  • wool.

If your goods are non-prescribed, the following guidelines apply to you.

This answer is indicative only. Please see our disclaimer for more information.

Rules for organic and biodynamic exports

As well as any requirements of the importing country, there are additional rules for organic and bio-dynamic export goods.

You'll need to follow these steps to produce, prepare, handle or export organic or bio-dynamic goods., opens in a new tab

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Here's a glossary, opens in a new tab of words that relate to the export of non-prescribed goods.

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