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.


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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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.

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.

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.