Export Control Rules 2021: Proposed Improvements 2024

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Public consultation on Export Control Rules 2021: Proposed Improvements 2024 has closed.

The department undertook targeted and public consultation with internal and external stakeholders for feedback on proposed amendments to the Export Control Rules 2021 for animals, meat, organics, plants, wild game, wood and miscellaneous goods.

Background

The Export Control Act 2020 and Export Control Rules 2021 (‘the Rules’) came into effect in March 2021 replacing more than 20 Acts and 40 legislative instruments. The Act and Rules form the over-arching legislative framework for the regulation of exported goods from Australia. It underpins our reputation as a supplier of safe and reliable food and other products.

The department continually reviews the Rules to ensure the framework remains modern, fit-for-purpose and meets the needs of exporters. Following the department's initial review and public consultation in late 2022, we worked with export commodity areas to identify further areas for streamlining and improvement.

Public consultation on these additional areas for improvements to the Rules was conducted between 29 January 2024 and 3 March 2024.

What happens next

The department will use feedback to make sure the Rules continue to meet the needs of Australian exporters and support the effective export of our agricultural goods.

  • All consultation submissions will be considered and collated.
  • A consultation report will be released (submissions received will be published if permission has been provided).
  • We will amend, lodge and publish the amended Rules, taking into account all feedback received.
  • Once the updated Rules are published, they will be implemented and adhered to.

Feedback or questions on Export Control Rules 2021: Proposed Improvements 2024 can be sent to exportlegislation@aff.gov.au

Public consultation on Export Control Rules 2021: Proposed Improvements 2024 has closed.

The department undertook targeted and public consultation with internal and external stakeholders for feedback on proposed amendments to the Export Control Rules 2021 for animals, meat, organics, plants, wild game, wood and miscellaneous goods.

Background

The Export Control Act 2020 and Export Control Rules 2021 (‘the Rules’) came into effect in March 2021 replacing more than 20 Acts and 40 legislative instruments. The Act and Rules form the over-arching legislative framework for the regulation of exported goods from Australia. It underpins our reputation as a supplier of safe and reliable food and other products.

The department continually reviews the Rules to ensure the framework remains modern, fit-for-purpose and meets the needs of exporters. Following the department's initial review and public consultation in late 2022, we worked with export commodity areas to identify further areas for streamlining and improvement.

Public consultation on these additional areas for improvements to the Rules was conducted between 29 January 2024 and 3 March 2024.

What happens next

The department will use feedback to make sure the Rules continue to meet the needs of Australian exporters and support the effective export of our agricultural goods.

  • All consultation submissions will be considered and collated.
  • A consultation report will be released (submissions received will be published if permission has been provided).
  • We will amend, lodge and publish the amended Rules, taking into account all feedback received.
  • Once the updated Rules are published, they will be implemented and adhered to.

Feedback or questions on Export Control Rules 2021: Proposed Improvements 2024 can be sent to exportlegislation@aff.gov.au