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Review of Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock – Stage 1

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has appointed a technical advisory committee to review the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) and ensure they remain fit for purpose.

The standards set out the requirements to ensure animals are fit to export and manage the risks to animals’ health and welfare throughout the export voyage.

The committee will conduct the review over four stages. Each stage will include a public consultation process. In Stage 1, the committee asks you to provide feedback on the standards.

Feedback on the proposed new format of ASEL

The committee wants your comments on a proposed new format of ASEL that brings all the requirements of the standards together into one document without altering their regulatory impact. In particular, the committee is interested in your views on whether the new format makes the standards clear and concise. Your feedback will help the committee recommend an improved format so that future stages of the review can focus on the content of the standards.

Feedback on the content of ASEL

The committee wants your help in developing a work plan for future stages of the review. Please describe the top three issues you think the committee should address in its review of ASEL, including a reference list of any research projects or publications you are aware of that relate to these issues. Your feedback will help the committee sensibly align priority issues with the latest published research.

Out of scope

ASEL specifies activities undertaken within Australia to prepare the animals for export – beyond the requirements in other national standards and/or state and territory legislation – and the export voyage itself. This means that the requirements for all activities after the animals are unloaded from the vessel or aircraft within the importing country are out of the scope of this review.

Similarly, all specific requirements about the vessels or aircraft used to export livestock are also out of scope. Requirements for vehicles, vessels and aircraft are set by the relevent transporting authority.

Submit your feedback by 20 March 2018.

To have your say:

  • read the Stage 1 issues paper
  • read the proposed reformatted version of ASEL
  • submit your feedback by completing a short survey and uploading your written submission.

Register in Have Your Say and follow this project for updates.

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has appointed a technical advisory committee to review the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) and ensure they remain fit for purpose.

The standards set out the requirements to ensure animals are fit to export and manage the risks to animals’ health and welfare throughout the export voyage.

The committee will conduct the review over four stages. Each stage will include a public consultation process. In Stage 1, the committee asks you to provide feedback on the standards.

Feedback on the proposed new format of ASEL

The committee wants your comments on a proposed new format of ASEL that brings all the requirements of the standards together into one document without altering their regulatory impact. In particular, the committee is interested in your views on whether the new format makes the standards clear and concise. Your feedback will help the committee recommend an improved format so that future stages of the review can focus on the content of the standards.

Feedback on the content of ASEL

The committee wants your help in developing a work plan for future stages of the review. Please describe the top three issues you think the committee should address in its review of ASEL, including a reference list of any research projects or publications you are aware of that relate to these issues. Your feedback will help the committee sensibly align priority issues with the latest published research.

Out of scope

ASEL specifies activities undertaken within Australia to prepare the animals for export – beyond the requirements in other national standards and/or state and territory legislation – and the export voyage itself. This means that the requirements for all activities after the animals are unloaded from the vessel or aircraft within the importing country are out of the scope of this review.

Similarly, all specific requirements about the vessels or aircraft used to export livestock are also out of scope. Requirements for vehicles, vessels and aircraft are set by the relevent transporting authority.

Submit your feedback by 20 March 2018.

To have your say:

  • read the Stage 1 issues paper
  • read the proposed reformatted version of ASEL
  • submit your feedback by completing a short survey and uploading your written submission.

Register in Have Your Say and follow this project for updates.