DAWE releases draft export control rules for public consultation

Beef Central, 07/09/2020
DRAFT new rules which will set out the operational requirements that must be met to export goods from Australia, including red meat, have been released for public consultation today.

This is the latest step in a process that began with a review ofAustralia’s agricultural export legislation in 2015, and which will culminate in the introduction of a new legislative framework for Australia’s agricultural exports from 28 March, 2021.

The new legislative framework will consolidate export certificate provisions currently found in around 20 Acts and 40 legislative instruments.

The new legislation is intended to ensure exported goods meet the requirements of importing countries; that government and relevant industry standards are complied with; that goods are traceable throughout the export supply chain—from production and processing to exporting—where required and that the integrity of goods, and the accuracy of applied trade descriptions and official marks, are maintained.

As part of the process the Department has today released seven of the commodity-specific Exposure Draft Export Control Rules 2020 (draft rules) for public consultation, including red meat.

Deputy Secretary Agricultural Trade Group, David Hazlehurst, said the consultation was another opportunity for export industries and trading partners to provide further input into the draft rules.

The draft rules will replace the existing regulations and orders and should be read in conjunction with the Export Control Act 2020 (the Act).

The draft rules contains a set of individual rules for various commodities which make up the entire suite of draft rules.

Click on the below draft rules for more information or to Have Your Say:

Source: DAWE


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