Declaration and Certificate as to Condition

​​​​Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, January 2018

There are three templates for the Declaration and Certificate as to Condition. To determine which template is required, please see below.

The Declaration and Certificate as to Condition is issued for the certification of non-prescribed goods being exported from Australia if it is satisfied with the following conditions:

  • the importing country requirements for the goods
  • any matters to be specified on the certificate concerning goods of that kind that are to be exported.

The Declaration and Certificate as to Condition EX188

  • Non-prescribed goods requiring an origin statement (e.g. foodstuff to Sri Lanka or Albania).
  • Includes a hardcoded attestation declaring the product ‘is of Australian origin’ and ‘acceptable for sale in Australia.’​

The Declaration and Certificate as to Condition EX188B

  • Non-prescribed goods requiring a certificate but no origin statement (e.g. non-prescribed goods to countries except Sri Lanka and Albania).
  • Australian products and imported products processed in Australia.
  • Includes a hardcoded attestation declaring the product ‘acceptable for sale in Australia.’

The Declaration and Certificate as to Condition EX188M

  • Non-prescribed goods containing animal ingredients requiring a veterinarian signature.
  • Australian products and imported products processed in Australia.
  • Includes a hard coded attestation declaring ‘foot-and-mouth disease and rinderpest do not exist in Australia.’

See the Manual of Importing Country Requirements to determine which template of the ‘Declaration and Certificate as to Condition’ is required for your product. Some non-prescribed goods also require an additional endorsement or statement be printed on the Declaration and Certificate as to Condition (e.g. ‘fit for human consumption’).
When completing the Declaration and Certificate as to Condition template:

  • do not use the ‘enter’ key
  • use the ‘tab’ key to move between fields
  • if insufficient space in the product details area, a second page may be attached
  • the Declaration and Certificate as to Condition template must not flow onto a second page.

If you are exporting processed plant based non-prescribed goods and require a declaration and certificate as to condition, please complete any of the above three templates as per importing country requirements. If you require a phytosanitary certificate, please contact Plant Program.