Consultation Draft Export Control (Meat and Meat Products) Rules 2020

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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 make the laws more relevant, responsive and efficient. They will continue to provide the same level of regulatory oversight, remove duplication and ensure consistency across commodities where possible. This will help exporters, farmers and other primary producers.

You can now provide feedback on the revised Consultation Draft Export Control (Meat and Meat Products) Rules 2020.

We consulted on a previous version of the draft meat rules from 5 November 2018 to 31 January 2019. Your feedback has helped us improve the draft rules. Read an overview of the feedback we received.

The draft meat rules set out the operational details about how exports of meat and meat products will be regulated. Once finalised they will replace current legislation. This includes:

  • the Export Control (Meat and Meat Products) Orders 2005
  • relevant parts of the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
  • the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export Licensing) Regulations 1998.

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

How to have your say

Take our survey to make a submission. Before you provide feedback, read the:

Provide your feedback using our online form.

Submissions are open until 19 June 2020.

If there is enough interest, we will hold an information session to discuss the draft meat rules. Email exportlegislation@agriculture.gov.au to register your interest in participating.

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.

The Export Control Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 6 March 2020. This created a new platform for our regulation of agricultural exports.

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 meat rules before they are finalised and come into effect.

Register your interest to stay informed about further consultation.

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 make the laws more relevant, responsive and efficient. They will continue to provide the same level of regulatory oversight, remove duplication and ensure consistency across commodities where possible. This will help exporters, farmers and other primary producers.

You can now provide feedback on the revised Consultation Draft Export Control (Meat and Meat Products) Rules 2020.

We consulted on a previous version of the draft meat rules from 5 November 2018 to 31 January 2019. Your feedback has helped us improve the draft rules. Read an overview of the feedback we received.

The draft meat rules set out the operational details about how exports of meat and meat products will be regulated. Once finalised they will replace current legislation. This includes:

  • the Export Control (Meat and Meat Products) Orders 2005
  • relevant parts of the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
  • the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export Licensing) Regulations 1998.

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

How to have your say

Take our survey to make a submission. Before you provide feedback, read the:

Provide your feedback using our online form.

Submissions are open until 19 June 2020.

If there is enough interest, we will hold an information session to discuss the draft meat rules. Email exportlegislation@agriculture.gov.au to register your interest in participating.

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.

The Export Control Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 6 March 2020. This created a new platform for our regulation of agricultural exports.

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 meat rules before they are finalised and come into effect.

Register your interest to stay informed about further consultation.