Under the Australian Meat and Live-Stock Industry Act
1997 a person in management and control of a Meat Export
Business must hold an Export Meat Licence. All Export Meat Licence
holders must have AUS-MEAT Accreditation before they will be issued
with a Licence. The information on our Training section webpage
provides the necessary details about the Qualification requirements
(Quality Systems Accreditation) that is required by NPE's.
What is a Non Packer Exporter (NPE)? The following definition is
taken from the AUS-MEAT National Accreditation Standards.
NPE or Non Packer Exporter:
means a holder of a Meat Export Licence who does not operate a
premise registered by the Australian Government Department of
Adriculture for the purposes of packing Meat for export as an
owner, a lessee, or under any other arrangement.
NPE Accreditation Process
An explanation and detailed Flow Chart is provided. Click
Training and Accredited Persons
The NPE must employ or engage a minimum of one
Accredited Person but must have the availability of a
Back-up Accredited Person.
The following Qualifications are Recognised:
1.Quality System Accreditation - Certificate of Proficiency; Click Here for an example
2. AMLC - Quality Assurance Accreditation certificate; Click Here for an example
3. AUS-MEAT Certificate of Proficiency Beef and Sheepmeat: Click Here for an example
4. Statement of Attainment Beef Specification; Click Here for an example
AND Statement of Attainment Sheepmeat
Specification; Click Here for an example
Audit Checklist and Export Activity
Once accredited, all NPE's must comply with the requirements of
the National Accreditation Standards (NAS). The NPE's conformance
to these Standards will be verified through an annual Audit. The
Audit will be undertaken in such a manner to verify that the NPE
has complied with and will continue to comply with the requirements
set out in these Standards.
NPE Quality System Checklist (Advice 3/09) Click Here
The Export Activity Declaration (EAD) form can be used to notify
AUS-MEAT of any changes to the NPE's contact details or changes to
the Scope of Operations. NPE's that have not been active in
Exporting Operations can also use the EAD form for this
purpose. All completed EAD forms should be returned to AUS-MEAT
(Scan2email or Fax).
Dept. of Agriculture Meat Export Licence
Information on Meat Export Licence Requirements - how to obtain
(link to Australian Government Department of Agriculture
Website) Click Here
AUS-MEAT Accreditation Application (NPE)
Click Here for the
online application form.
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