Import certificates

Import Certificates

Some country authorities or importers require additional certification. Refer to the Export Market Guide for country specific information.

Wine Australia can authorise certificates of free sale, certificate of origin and VI1 certificates, stamped and signed on Australian government letterhead. Allow 24 hours for processing. Fees are charged

Exporters can now apply for most certificates online via WALAS.

China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA)

Wine Australia has been recognised as an Authorised Body under the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement to issue certificates of Origin (CoO) for exports of wine and wine products. Under the agreement, only wine consignments accompanied by the ChAFTA CoO will be able to claim the tariff reductions.

Refer to DFAT’s ChAFTA frequently asked questions for further advice.

Certificates of Origin

Wine Australia can issue Certificates of Origin for consignments that have been granted an export approval number. Certificates of Origin for Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore need to be obtained via the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Certificates of Origin under the Japan (JAEPA) and South Korea (KAFTA) agreements can be obtained either via the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry or exporters can self-certify. For more information consult the relevant Export Market Guide

VI1 Certificates for the EU

Only wine accompanied by an official VI1 certificate will be cleared by the authorities at its destination. Exporters must provide a VI1 analysis for each product destined for the EU. The analysis can be obtained by any NATA-accredited laboratory and can be entered into WALAS by the exporter. VI1 certificates are issued to exporters after an export permit has been granted. Exemptions apply for consignments less than 100L, for displays at trade fairs (marked as “sample only- not for resale”), for consular establishments and ship stores.

Reprints of issued VI1s can be requested via WALAS

Organic Certificate

Grape products that claim to be ‘organic’, ‘biodynamic’, ‘biological’ or ‘ecological’ must comply with the provisions of the Export Control (Organic Certification) Orders issued under the Export Control Act, 1982. These orders make it illegal to export organic produce without a certificate issued by an accredited organisation that verifies the nature of the product.

Wines labelled with an ‘Organic’ claim must be certified by a certifying organisation approved by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. The exporter must provide a copy of the organic produce certificate for each shipment of an organic wine in order to gain export approval. Organic certificates can be uploaded via WALAS during the shipping application process.


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