Request for permit (RFP is what an exporter must raise to get approved for exporting prescribed products from Australia to other countries. Apart from this basic description, you must know some important aspects of this procedure to get it completed conveniently. If you have been hassled by the traditional manual process of raising RFP and obtaining important documents like phytosanitary certificate for export, it’s the time to learn how to resolve the possible issues.
At the same time, you must know some important things as the first time exporter of agriculture and animal-based products for which you must obtain the above-mentioned certificates. Let’s begin with them:
Raising RFP Electronically
Ditch the traditional process of filling a manual form to obtain RFP as it can be done Electronically right from the comfort of your office. All you require is an EXDOC software that would reduce the time and money involved in the manual process. An even better choice is a cloud-based software tool using which you can follow the procedure from any part of Australia, simply with the help of the internet.
Advantage of SEW
The SEW or Single Electronic Window adds value to the task of raising RFP. How? It allows the exporters to not only raise the Request for Permit, but also apply for the export declaration number (EDN) from customs through the RFP, so that you don’t have to pay any additional cost to obtain the EDN.
Use a Complete Documentation Solution
There are many EXDOC software and service providers who help in raising RFP, however, you can choose a complete documentation software solution such as ImpexDocs, to obtain the entire set of export documents. For example, a single tool can be used to obtain health/phytosanitary certificate, certificate of origin, obtain an EDN, submit a PRA and also prepare the required commercial documents, such as Commercial Invoice, Packing List, Forwarding Instructions, Beneficiary Certificate, etc. Ultimately, the effort, time and costs are reduced in this manner.
Print the Certificates Remotely
There’s absolutely no need to wait for the health/phytosanitary certificate from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources via courier or posts. If you prefer using the electronic system, you can enjoy the advantage of printing the certificates issued by the department in your office. With this, things have become much simpler and easier for exporters.