Live sheep exports to the Middle East

Public consultation on the discussion paper has closed.

We are conducting a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) process for live sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East. The purpose of the RIS is to analyse the economic and regulatory impacts of proposed policy options.

We started the RIS process by releasing a discussion paper. This paper outlined policy option ideas and sought your feedback.

Our aim is to determine a reasonable regulatory approach that:

  • maintains a viable sheep export trade
  • supports animal welfare outcomes.

We intend to complete the RIS process by March 2020.

What happens next

We will consider your feedback and use it to inform a draft Regulation Impact Statement (RIS).

We intend to release the draft RIS for consultation by the end of 2019.

By March 2020, we plan to release a final regulatory proposal and RIS. This will outline our recommendations to the government.

Public consultation on the discussion paper has closed.

We are conducting a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) process for live sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East. The purpose of the RIS is to analyse the economic and regulatory impacts of proposed policy options.

We started the RIS process by releasing a discussion paper. This paper outlined policy option ideas and sought your feedback.

Our aim is to determine a reasonable regulatory approach that:

  • maintains a viable sheep export trade
  • supports animal welfare outcomes.

We intend to complete the RIS process by March 2020.

What happens next

We will consider your feedback and use it to inform a draft Regulation Impact Statement (RIS).

We intend to release the draft RIS for consultation by the end of 2019.

By March 2020, we plan to release a final regulatory proposal and RIS. This will outline our recommendations to the government.