Draft Export Control Rules 2020 - Milk and Milk Products

Public consultation on the draft milk 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 milk rules set out how we will regulate the export of milk and milk products.

Once finalised, they will replace current legislation, including the Export Control (Milk and Milk 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 through:

  • information meetings held around Australia
  • online written submissions
  • comments provided via emails.

Who engaged

Online Submissions

We received 7 submissions on the draft milk rules, from businesses, industry and departmental officers. Most submissions have been published. Some were marked confidential.

Meetings

We held information sessions on the draft rules for milk, eggs and fish. 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 in the submissions for making contemporary, more efficient and flexible legislation that is easier to understand and use, and recognition that an improved regulatory framework is needed to maintain and support future market access. You also provided constructive and useful feedback on specific issues and provisions.

What happens next

We have considered all submissions, and where appropriate, changes are being made to the draft milk 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 milk 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 milk rules set out how we will regulate the export of milk and milk products.

Once finalised, they will replace current legislation, including the Export Control (Milk and Milk 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 through:

  • information meetings held around Australia
  • online written submissions
  • comments provided via emails.

Who engaged

Online Submissions

We received 7 submissions on the draft milk rules, from businesses, industry and departmental officers. Most submissions have been published. Some were marked confidential.

Meetings

We held information sessions on the draft rules for milk, eggs and fish. 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 in the submissions for making contemporary, more efficient and flexible legislation that is easier to understand and use, and recognition that an improved regulatory framework is needed to maintain and support future market access. You also provided constructive and useful feedback on specific issues and provisions.

What happens next

We have considered all submissions, and where appropriate, changes are being made to the draft milk 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.