The new LPA electronic National Vendor Declaration (eNVD) system is an updated, mobile-friendly, user-centric version of the eNVD platform.
An LPA eNVD is the digital alternative to paper-based NVDs.
The eNVD is not just an NVD - it’s a system for completing all consignment paperwork digitally including livestock assurance and health declarations.
The new eNVD system is the result of extensive consultation by ISC with stakeholders throughout the supply chain.
Ahead of its launch to the red meat industry, the new eNVD system is undergoing rigorous testing, by producers and the lot feeding sector.
Participants involved in trialling the new eNVD have the opportunity to provide feedback to ISC to finetune the system ahead of its release.
Industry solution providers can be licensed by ISC to provide eNVDs from within their system. The following solution providers include eNVD in their software/s:
If you’d like your software to include eNVD’s please let us know by emailing email@example.com
Yes, this is a production system meaning the consignments create legitimate forms that can accompany livestock.
No. Producers can continue to use paper NVDs. As part of the MLA Accelerated Adoption Initiative announced in November 2019, there is no cost for NVD books until 30 June 2021.
The following forms are available using the new eNVD:
When you select to create a new consignment within the new eNVD system, you will be prompted to select the forms that you would like to include as part of your consignment.
The forms that are visible to you are based on your accreditation.
Not completely, but you can update the livestock description section after you’ve submitted a consignment, or you can leave it blank and fill it on the printed version.
It is available for LPA accredited producers and value chain stakeholders to use, providing a fast and intuitive platform to complete livestock consignments.
eNVDs created in the old eNVD system will automatically appear in the new system. Please note that any eNVDs created in the old system cannot be edited or updated – you will only be able to view the printout version of these forms.
You can contact the ISC Helpdesk phone: 1800 683 111 between 9am-5pm (Sydney time), Monday to Friday.
You can rate the experience using the pop-up or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to pass the consignment information onto the receiver (consignee), the eNVD system needs to know where the consignment is going.
ISC recommends using Google Chrome, however, the mobile features are supported on Internet Explorer 11+, Edge, Firefox and Safari.
NSW State jurisdiction requires transporters to carry a copy of the consignment where they can see the signatures. This does not mean it needs to be printed, because a signature can be seen on a PDF on a mobile device.
However, if transporters are not comfortable or in some cases, unable to give road-side legislators a mobile device to view the signatures, then having a printed copy of the eNVD might be more convenient.
All other states accept the consignment or NVD serial number road-side from the transporter.
LPA eNVDs are free.
An eNVD does everything the eDEC does, but is more user-friendly and is free.
An eDEC is an electronic copy (like a scanned copy) of the hard copy forms. eNVDs are the digital version of the consignment, they combine all the hard copy forms into a single digital form. You also don’t need a token to create an eNVD - just log on and start a new consignment.
Producers and feedlots who have been using the eDEC system already have access to the eNVD so can shift across to the eNVD platform at any point.
Fortunately eNVD, the faster, easier way to complete livestock consignments always has the current LPA NVD version and is available online. You can access eNVD via your LPA account or with assistance from the ISC Helpdesk on 1800 683 111. More information is available on our eNVD Help page.
ISC encourages all producers to become familiar with eNVD and not wait until an emergency before giving it a go. Many in the supply chain are already taking up the option of digital consignments with over 18,000 eNVDs created in December 2020.
Integrity Systems Company (ISC) conducted an extensive communications campaign throughout 2020 and into 2021, that included a range of non-digital resources targeted at producers with limited internet access.
Communications resources and channels utilised included:
A review of all current NVD versions by SAFEMEAT in 2019 recommended a number of changes be made, resulting in the development of updated versions of LPA NVDs.
Key changes to the NVD form are:
All Species NVDs
From 1 January 2021, only the updated versions of all NVDs (0720) will be accepted for all species.
As part of the MLA Accelerated Adoption Initiative announced in November 2019, there is no cost for NVD books until 30 June 2021.
Integrity Systems Company (ISC) conducts an annual review of NVDs through the SAFEMEAT consultation process.
During this review, if SAFEMEAT determines there is a need to amend the NVD to reflect food safety or legislative requirements, then a new version of the NVD will be issued, making previous NVD versions redundant.
Producers will be notified 12 months in advance of any NVD versions being made redundant.
As the new LPA eNVD does everything an eDEC does, and in a more user-friendly way, the eDEC system has been decommissioned and eDECs can no longer be used.
You should tick Yes on Question 1 of the NVD if:
You should only tick No if you are 100% sure animals have not been treated with HGPs.
Remember both male and female cattle can be treated with HGPs.
On the EU Cattle NVD, the declaration section specifies that:
National Vendor Declarations (NVDs) are a legal document that are key to Australian beef’s traceability and market access.
Answer the hormonal growth Promotant (HGP) question correctly to avoid penalties and protect access to HGP-free markets.
It is an offence to represent HGP-treated cattle as being untreated and doing so can result in a penalty.