Application for European Union and US Dairy Quotas - Australian Government


You will be required to apply for a dairy quota if you intend to export dairy products to the United States or a member State of the European Union.

This quota allocation approval authorises dairy manufacturers to export a set maximum amount of dairy produce from specified dairy categories (such as milk, cream, condensed milk, butter and cheddar) to the United States or the European Union without having to pay tariffs.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You may be eligible to apply if you are either a dairy manufacturer or you own dairy produce and sub-contract for the produce to be processed in a plant you do not own.



From the 1 January until the quotas have been used.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Dairy Produce Act 1986 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Dairy Produce Regulations 1986 Australian Government

Export Control (Tariff Rate Quotas) Order 2019 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry


Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.