Consultation Draft Export Control (Wood and Woodchips) Rules 2020

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Our public consultation on the Consultation Draft Export Control (Wood and Woodchips) Rules 2020 (the draft wood rules) is now closed.

The consultation commenced on 7 April 2020 and closed on 15 May 2020.

Thank you to those who provided feedback on the draft rules. We are currently reviewing your feedback and will provide an update on this page soon with the outcomes of our consultation.

Background

In 2015 we reviewed agricultural export legislation.

During the review we:

  • analysed existing legislation
  • released a discussion paper
  • called for public submissions
  • held stakeholder workshops in all states and territories.

Based on the review, the government decided to improve agricultural export legislation.

The Export Control Rules 2020 are based on the current commodity orders. In 2018 and 2019, we consulted on draft rules for meat (version 1), milk, fish and eggs. We will continue to draft and consult on commodity-specific rules as we develop them. We are currently consulting on the draft rules for meat (version 2) until 19 June 2020, and our consultation for poultry closed on 8 May 2020.

The Export Control Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 6 March 2020. This created a new platform for our regulation of agricultural exports. The Act consolidates export certificate provisions that are currently scattered through about 20 Acts and 40 pieces of subordinate legislation.

The new legislation is:

  • modern and easier to understand
  • supports the goal of a $100 billion agriculture industry by 2030
  • provides a solid base for our farmers to capitalise on export opportunities.

We consulted with industry, stakeholders and our workforce while developing the new legislation – ensuring it supported growth and innovation while maintaining the standards our trading partners expect.

What happens next

The new export legislation framework will commence shortly before 1 April 2021. We will continue to collaborate with stakeholders as we draft the export control rules. There will be a further opportunity to comment on the draft wood rules before they are finalised and come into effect.

Register your interest to stay informed about further consultation.

Our public consultation on the Consultation Draft Export Control (Wood and Woodchips) Rules 2020 (the draft wood rules) is now closed.

The consultation commenced on 7 April 2020 and closed on 15 May 2020.

Thank you to those who provided feedback on the draft rules. We are currently reviewing your feedback and will provide an update on this page soon with the outcomes of our consultation.

Background

In 2015 we reviewed agricultural export legislation.

During the review we:

  • analysed existing legislation
  • released a discussion paper
  • called for public submissions
  • held stakeholder workshops in all states and territories.

Based on the review, the government decided to improve agricultural export legislation.

The Export Control Rules 2020 are based on the current commodity orders. In 2018 and 2019, we consulted on draft rules for meat (version 1), milk, fish and eggs. We will continue to draft and consult on commodity-specific rules as we develop them. We are currently consulting on the draft rules for meat (version 2) until 19 June 2020, and our consultation for poultry closed on 8 May 2020.

The Export Control Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 6 March 2020. This created a new platform for our regulation of agricultural exports. The Act consolidates export certificate provisions that are currently scattered through about 20 Acts and 40 pieces of subordinate legislation.

The new legislation is:

  • modern and easier to understand
  • supports the goal of a $100 billion agriculture industry by 2030
  • provides a solid base for our farmers to capitalise on export opportunities.

We consulted with industry, stakeholders and our workforce while developing the new legislation – ensuring it supported growth and innovation while maintaining the standards our trading partners expect.

What happens next

The new export legislation framework will commence shortly before 1 April 2021. We will continue to collaborate with stakeholders as we draft the export control rules. There will be a further opportunity to comment on the draft wood rules before they are finalised and come into effect.

Register your interest to stay informed about further consultation.