Transitioning commodities to NEXDOC

​We are replacing our Export Documentation System (EXDOC) with an upgraded system. This new system is called Next Export Documentation System (NEXDOC).

This new system does not change our existing certification arrangements. It is designed to improve product traceability and reporting and to automate manual documentation and assessment processes.

Commodities will be transitioned to NEXDOC in stages.

Timeline

We are aiming to complete the transition to NEXDOC by July 2020. The date you can start using NEXDOC will depend on the type of commodity you export.

NEXDOC will first be available to exporters of honey and other goods (some non-prescribed goods).

 

We will also have a system transition period where EXDOC and NEXDOC will continue to function in parallel. This will ensure that export trade is not disrupted.

Manual documents will also continue to be available for Other Goods and honey for a period of time.

Industry engagement

Before we release each new commodity module, we will:

  • engage with industry groups through workshops and information sessions
  • work with software providers and export programs to help you transition from EXDOC to NEXDOC

Stay informed by checking the project updates on this page.

Project updates

We will publish project updates here, as they are available.

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August 2018 (Update 7)

New South Wales & Queensland Plant Industry workshops announced

This is your opportunity to hear about the new export documentation system and have your say.

NEXDOC Plant is scheduled to be implemented mid-2019.

Your views are important to us and will help inform our decisions.

New South Wales
WhenThursday 23 August 2018
VenueFigtree Conference Centre, 5 Figtree Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Time9:30am to 1:00pm
RSVP31 August 2018 by email to Enhanced Traceability Project
Queensland
WhenTuesday 4 September 2018
VenueCairns City Library, Central City Meeting Room,151 Abbott Street, Cairns City
Time10:00am to 1:00pm
RSVP31 August 2018 by email to Enhanced Traceability Project
Queensland
WhenWednesday 5 September 2018
VenueToowoomba Motel & Events Centre, 2 Burnage Street, East Toowoomba
Time12:30pm to 3:00pm
RSVP31 August 2018 by email to Enhanced Traceability Project
Queensland
WhenThursday 6 September 2018
VenueMantra on Edward,166 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane
Time9:30am to 12:30pm
RSVP31 August 2018 by email to Enhanced Traceability Project.

August 2018 (Update 6)

More Plant Industry workshops announced

This is your opportunity to hear about the new export documentation system and have your say.

NEXDOC Plant is scheduled to be implemented mid-2019.

Your views are important to us and will help inform our decisions

Victoria
WhenWednesday 15 August 2018
VenueMantra Tullamarine Hotel - 2 Trade Park Dr, Tullamarine VIC 3043
Time9:30am to 1:00pm
RSVP10 August 2018 by email to Enhanced Traceability Project.
Victoria
WhenThursday 16 August 2018
VenueMildura Rural City Council - Benetook Room B, 180-190 Deakin Avenue Mildura
Time9:00am to 12:00pm
RSVP10 August 2018 by email to Enhanced Traceability Project.

July 2018 (Update 5)

Other goods and honey exporters invitation to register with the agriculture client portal

If you are an exporter of other goods and honey, the Agriculture Portal is now available for you to register in preparation for NEXDOC.

Registering for the NEXDOC is a two-step process. You must first register for access to the Agriculture Client Portal.

There are two methods to create an account.

  • Create an Account with an AUSkey identifier.
  • Create an account without an AUSkey identifier.

Once registered with the department through the Agriculture Client Portal, you will be able to register for to access to the NEXDOC system. You will need to do this even if you are using a third party software package to access the system.

You will be notified once NEXDOC becomes available.

The NEXDOC Other Goods module is currently in the pilot phase, pending pilot results the system will be released for use in the approaching months.

Should you require assistance with registration please email Enhanced Traceability Project.

July 2018 (Update 4)

Plant Industry Workshops

This is your opportunity to hear about the new export documentation system and have your say.

NEXDOC Plant is scheduled to be implemented mid-2019.

Your views are important to us and will help inform our decisions.

South Australia
WHEN: Thursday 2 August 2018
VENUE: Adina Hotel Adelaide Treasury (Room – Vault 2) 2 Flinders Street, Adelaide
TIME: 1.00pm – 4.00pm
RSVP: 27 July 2018 by email to Enhanced Traceability Project.

Western Australia
WHEN: Wednesday 8 August 2018
VENUE: Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central (Banksia Room) 24 Mount Street, Perth
TIME: 9:00am to 12:30pm
RSVP: 23 August 2018 by email to Enhanced Traceability Project.

July 2018 (Update 3)

Fish/Seafood Industry Workshops

This is your opportunity to hear about the new export documentation system and have your say.

NEXDOC fish/seafood is scheduled to be implemented in the first quarter of 2019.

Your views are important to us and will help inform our decisions.

South Australia
WHEN: Tuesday 31 July 2018
VENUE: Adina Hotel Adelaide Treasury (Room – Vault 2) 2 Flinders Street, Adelaide
TIME: 9:00am to 12:30pm
RSVP: 27 July 2018 by email to Enhanced Traceability Project.

South Australia
WHEN: Wednesday 1 August 2018
VENUE: Lincoln Marine Science Centre, 1 Hindmarsh Street, Port Lincoln
TIME: 9:00am to 12:30pm
RSVP: 27 July 2018 by email to Enhanced Traceability Project.

Western Australia
WHEN: Thursday 9 August 2018
VENUE: Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central (Banksia Room) 24 Mount Street, Perth
TIME: 9:00am to 12:30pm
RSVP: 3 August 2018 by email to Enhanced Traceability Project.

June 2018 (Update 2)

Fish/Seafood Industry Workshops

This is your opportunity to hear about the new export documentation system and have your say.

NEXDOC fish/seafood is scheduled to be implemented in the first quarter of 2019.

Your views are important to us and will help inform our decisions.

Queensland
WHEN: Friday 22 June 2018
VENUE: Park Regis North Quay - 293 North Quay, Brisbane
TIME: 9:00am to 12:30pm
RSVP: 15 June 2018 by email to Enhanced Traceability Project.

Victoria
WHEN: Friday 29 June 2018
VENUE: Mantra Tullamarine Hotel - 2 Trade Park Dr, Tullamarine VIC 3043
TIME: 9:00am to 12:30pm
RSVP: 25 June 2018 by email to Enhanced Traceability Project.

Further sessions will be announced once venues are confirmed.

May 2018 (Update 1)

NEXDOC will soon be available for online registrations for exporters of other goods and honey.

We expect this to be open to the public by mid-2018.

After you have registered, you can submit requests for export documentation (REX) either:

  • directly through the system
  • via a third party interface software package

Find out more about accessing NEXDOC.

When using the online portal, NEXDOC will validate information on entry. You will be able to upload supporting documentation and communicate with us via the system.

‘Other goods’ are sometimes referred to as ‘Non-Prescribed Goods (NPGs). This module includes the export of products that fall into the category of low risk, processed foods and require a certificate.

These products are currently exported using manually prepared:

  • Certificate as to Condition (EX188), or
  • Re-export (imported products) certificate (EX418)

Common examples of ‘other goods’ are:

  • fruit juices and soft drinks
  • highly processed foods (such as food paste)
  • cake mixes and flour
  • biscuits
  • some vitamins and supplements
  • hot chocolates

Check if you are exporting non-prescribed (other) goods.

We encourage exporters of other goods and honey to take advantage of NEXDOC.

Register your interest in using NEXDOC by emailing Enhanced Traceability Project.

We will send you an instructional email, with a link to the new system, once it is available.