Export Certificate

The FSCF PTIN has been working towards regulatory cooperation in export certificates since 2010 by holding a number of workshops and roundtables to align approaches in the APEC region. In 2013, regulatory cooperation on export certificates was included in the FSCF Regulatory Cooperation Roadmap. There is currently an electronic working group that meets to discuss export certificate issues and is looking at electronic certification issues. Further work on export certificates including a potential workshop is being considered for 2017 in Viet Nam.

In addition the APEC Wine Regulatory Forum has been pursuing work on export certificates in wine trade over the last several years. In May 2016, a model certificate for wine was endorsed by all APEC members and provides a common certificate for use by all APEC economies.

FSCF Roadmaps for Regulatory Cooperation in Export Certificates and Pesticide Maximum Residue Limits Draft Roadmaps to FSCF by July 1, 2013

April 2013, Surabaya, Indonesia

In Surabaya in April 2013, the FSCF endorsed moving forward with a Regulatory Cooperation Plan to develop roadmaps to identify ways to move forward with regulatory cooperation in two areas: Export Certificates and Pesticide Maximum Residue Limits. Working groups were formed to identify draft roadmaps for FSCF endorsement. The export certificate work will be led by Australia and the United States with working group members from Peru, Thailand, Mexico, Brunei, Canada, Papua New Guinea, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and the Wine Regulators Forum. The pesticide MRL work will be led by Australia and China with working group members from United States, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and the Wine Regulators Forum. The FSCF endorsed the following roadmap in September 2013 to guide future work.

Export Certificate Workshop

April 24-25, 2012, Greenbelt, Maryland

The PTIN Export Certification Workshop was held on April 24-25 in Greenbelt, Maryland. This workshop built on outcomes from an FSCF PTIN Export Certification Roundtable held in February 2010 in Australia on the margins of Codex CCFICS meetings where best practices for the appropriate use of export certificates were identified. The working group discussed Codex guidance and use of Codex model certificates, discussed criteria for determining when a food or agricultural certificate should or should not be required, discussed appropriate use of export certificate attestations and encouraged use of electronic certificates.

Export Certification Roundtable

February 25-26, 2010, Queensland, Australia

This Roundtable was held immediately preceding the Eighteenth session of the CODEX Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS). The event attracted over 70 experts from across the APEC region; 70 percent represented APEC Member Economies and 30 percent represented food manufactures or associations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) partnered with Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and the University of Maryland’s Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) to sponsor this event.



Workshop on Food Safety Systems

August 17, 2016

Lima, Peru

FSCF Import MRLs for Pesticides-Understanding the New APEC Guideline

August 18, 2016

Lima, Peru

FSCF PTIN Industry Regulator Workshop on Public Comment

August 18-19, 2016

Lima, Peru

FSCF Workshop on Import MRLs for Pesticides

October/November 2016



Preparing Trainers to Deliver Sustainable Education to Control Food Safety and Related Disease Management Problems Threatening Aquaculture Development: A Joint Food Safety Cooperation Forum Partnership Training Institute Network (FSCF PTIN) and Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP) Program

September 21-24, 2015

Hanoi, Viet Nam

Food Safety Cooperation Forum

August 26, 2015

Cebu, the Philippines

FSCF PTIN Steering Group meeting

August 25, 2015

Cebu, the Philippines

FSCF PTIN Industry Association Capacity Building Workshop

August 24-25, 2015

Cebu, the Philippines

FSCF Pesticide Maximum Residue Limit Workshop

August 23-24, 2015

Cebu, the Philippines

APEC FSCF Maximum Residue Limit Expert Meeting

April 21-22, 2015

Sydney, Australia