Draft Export Control Rules 2020 – Fish and Fish Products

Public consultation on the draft fish rules is closed.

Consultation commenced on 28 February 2019 and closed on 31 May 2019.

We are improving Australia’s agricultural export legislation. This is part of our wider initiative to strengthen Australian agricultural exports and market access.

The improvements will provide the same level of regulatory oversight while:

  • making laws more relevant, responsive and efficient for exporters, farmers and other primary producers
  • removing duplication
  • ensuring consistency across commodities where possible.

The draft fish rules set out how we will regulate the export of fish and fish products.

Once finalised, they will replace current legislation, including the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Visit our website for more on why we’re improving export legislation.

How you had your say

We sought feedback from people across government and the agricultural export sector. This included:

  • Industry/peak bodies
  • Government agencies
  • Exporters and producers
  • Departmental officers
  • Authorised officers
  • Industry consultative committees.

You gave feedback at information meetings held around Australia and through online written submissions.

Who engaged

Online Submissions

We received three submissions on the draft fish rules from industry and departmental officers. Two have been published and one was marked confidential.

Meetings

We held information sessions on the draft rules for fish, milk and eggs. 177 industry representatives from across these export supply chains attended an information session. Information sessions were held in:

  • Sydney, NSW
  • Canberra, ACT
  • Brisbane, QLD
  • Melbourne, VIC
  • Perth, WA
  • Hobart, TAS
  • Adelaide, SA.

What you said

There was overall support during consultation for making legislation contemporary, more efficient, flexible and easier to understand and use.

Respondents recognised that an improved regulatory framework is needed to maintain and support future market access. They asked that the wording of a couple of provisions be reviewed (for example, the reference to aquatic vertebrates). These and other provisions in the draft fish rules will continue to be refined to ensure they are clear, correct and unambiguous.

What happens next

We have considered the submissions, and where appropriate, changes are being made to the draft fish rules. Policy issues, which are outside the scope of this project, have been provided to the department’s Export Dairy, Egg and Fish Program for consideration.

We will continue to collaborate with stakeholders as we draft the legislation. There will be a further opportunity to comment on the draft milk rules before they are finalised and come into effect.

Register your interest to stay informed about consultation on other draft export legislation.

Public consultation on the draft fish rules is closed.

Consultation commenced on 28 February 2019 and closed on 31 May 2019.

We are improving Australia’s agricultural export legislation. This is part of our wider initiative to strengthen Australian agricultural exports and market access.

The improvements will provide the same level of regulatory oversight while:

  • making laws more relevant, responsive and efficient for exporters, farmers and other primary producers
  • removing duplication
  • ensuring consistency across commodities where possible.

The draft fish rules set out how we will regulate the export of fish and fish products.

Once finalised, they will replace current legislation, including the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Visit our website for more on why we’re improving export legislation.

How you had your say

We sought feedback from people across government and the agricultural export sector. This included:

  • Industry/peak bodies
  • Government agencies
  • Exporters and producers
  • Departmental officers
  • Authorised officers
  • Industry consultative committees.

You gave feedback at information meetings held around Australia and through online written submissions.

Who engaged

Online Submissions

We received three submissions on the draft fish rules from industry and departmental officers. Two have been published and one was marked confidential.

Meetings

We held information sessions on the draft rules for fish, milk and eggs. 177 industry representatives from across these export supply chains attended an information session. Information sessions were held in:

  • Sydney, NSW
  • Canberra, ACT
  • Brisbane, QLD
  • Melbourne, VIC
  • Perth, WA
  • Hobart, TAS
  • Adelaide, SA.

What you said

There was overall support during consultation for making legislation contemporary, more efficient, flexible and easier to understand and use.

Respondents recognised that an improved regulatory framework is needed to maintain and support future market access. They asked that the wording of a couple of provisions be reviewed (for example, the reference to aquatic vertebrates). These and other provisions in the draft fish rules will continue to be refined to ensure they are clear, correct and unambiguous.

What happens next

We have considered the submissions, and where appropriate, changes are being made to the draft fish rules. Policy issues, which are outside the scope of this project, have been provided to the department’s Export Dairy, Egg and Fish Program for consideration.

We will continue to collaborate with stakeholders as we draft the legislation. There will be a further opportunity to comment on the draft milk rules before they are finalised and come into effect.

Register your interest to stay informed about consultation on other draft export legislation.