Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock

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Submissions closed.

We have finalised the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock review.

The review

We appointed a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to conduct the review.

It focused on 2 key components of the standards, the standards for the export of livestock by air and the standards for the export of livestock by sea.

Read the background on the review.

Scope

The review sought to achieve a number of objectives relating to the health and welfare of livestock for export.

The review did not seek to expand the scope of the standards within the livestock export supply chain, nor did it seek to comment on the suitability of domestic animal welfare standards for livestock.

Read more about the scope of the review in the TAC handbook.

How you had your say

Consultation on the standards began in February 2018 and finished late 2019.

During the sea voyages review, the TAC consulted on:

  • proposed reformatted standards and a draft workplan
  • an issues paper and a draft reformatted standards
  • a draft report and a further working draft of the reformatted standards.
  • During the air voyages review, the TAC consulted on:
  • an issues paper
  • a draft report.

You gave feedback through:

  • online surveys
  • written submissions
  • face-to-face workshops.

Submissions

We received over 360 submissions during the review process. Most of these were written submissions received through our online form.

What we did

We updated the standards. Changes include:

  • revised pen space allowances, with more space provided to livestock on vessels in most circumstances
  • increases to the time required for some livestock to be prepared at the registered premises
  • changes to the notifiable mortality rate for livestock and requirements for notification
  • a new definition of voyage length with associated increases required for personnel, bedding and feed
  • consulted with stakeholders on the format of ASEL
  • re-ordered ASEL into a species based format.
  • Read version 3.0 of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL).

New legislation will be made to enable ASEL 3.0 to come into force on 1 November 2020.


Submissions closed.

We have finalised the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock review.

The review

We appointed a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to conduct the review.

It focused on 2 key components of the standards, the standards for the export of livestock by air and the standards for the export of livestock by sea.

Read the background on the review.

Scope

The review sought to achieve a number of objectives relating to the health and welfare of livestock for export.

The review did not seek to expand the scope of the standards within the livestock export supply chain, nor did it seek to comment on the suitability of domestic animal welfare standards for livestock.

Read more about the scope of the review in the TAC handbook.

How you had your say

Consultation on the standards began in February 2018 and finished late 2019.

During the sea voyages review, the TAC consulted on:

  • proposed reformatted standards and a draft workplan
  • an issues paper and a draft reformatted standards
  • a draft report and a further working draft of the reformatted standards.
  • During the air voyages review, the TAC consulted on:
  • an issues paper
  • a draft report.

You gave feedback through:

  • online surveys
  • written submissions
  • face-to-face workshops.

Submissions

We received over 360 submissions during the review process. Most of these were written submissions received through our online form.

What we did

We updated the standards. Changes include:

  • revised pen space allowances, with more space provided to livestock on vessels in most circumstances
  • increases to the time required for some livestock to be prepared at the registered premises
  • changes to the notifiable mortality rate for livestock and requirements for notification
  • a new definition of voyage length with associated increases required for personnel, bedding and feed
  • consulted with stakeholders on the format of ASEL
  • re-ordered ASEL into a species based format.
  • Read version 3.0 of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL).

New legislation will be made to enable ASEL 3.0 to come into force on 1 November 2020.