Consultation Draft Export Control (Poultry Meat and Poultry Meat Products) Rules 2020

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Summary of feedback on the draft Poultry Rules

Public consultation on the Consultation Draft Export Control (Poultry Meat and Poultry Meat Products) Rules 2020 (the draft Poultry Rules) commenced on 10 March 2020 and closed on 8 May 2020.

The department held several information sessions with industry and staff during the consultation period. The department received one submission on the draft Poultry Rules. Stakeholders generally support the development of these rules.

The department received feedback on two key issues:

  • traceability controls
  • meat transfer certificates.

The department has made some changes to the draft Poultry Rules in response to the feedback.

We will provide more detail on feedback from consultation at a later date.

Background

In 2015 we reviewed agricultural export legislation.

During the review we:

  • analysed existing legislation
  • released a discussion paper
  • called for public submissions
  • held stakeholder workshops in all states and territories.

Based on the review, the government decided to improve agricultural export legislation.

The Export Control Rules 2020 are based on the current Export Control commodity orders. In 2018 and 2019, we consulted on draft rules for meat, milk, fish and eggs. We will continue to draft and consult on commodity-specific rules as we develop them.

The Export Control Act 2020 received royal assent on 6 March 2020. This is a major step towards creating a new platform for our regulation of agricultural exports.

The new legislation is modern and easier to understand. The Act consolidates export certificate provisions that are currently scattered through about 20 Acts and 40 pieces of subordinate legislation.

We consulted with industry, stakeholders and our workforce while developing it. We had to ensure it supported growth and innovation while maintaining the standards our trading partners expect.

The package supports the goal of a $100 billion agriculture industry by 2030. It also provides a solid base for our farmers to capitalise on export opportunities.

Summary of feedback on the draft Poultry Rules

Public consultation on the Consultation Draft Export Control (Poultry Meat and Poultry Meat Products) Rules 2020 (the draft Poultry Rules) commenced on 10 March 2020 and closed on 8 May 2020.

The department held several information sessions with industry and staff during the consultation period. The department received one submission on the draft Poultry Rules. Stakeholders generally support the development of these rules.

The department received feedback on two key issues:

  • traceability controls
  • meat transfer certificates.

The department has made some changes to the draft Poultry Rules in response to the feedback.

We will provide more detail on feedback from consultation at a later date.

Background

In 2015 we reviewed agricultural export legislation.

During the review we:

  • analysed existing legislation
  • released a discussion paper
  • called for public submissions
  • held stakeholder workshops in all states and territories.

Based on the review, the government decided to improve agricultural export legislation.

The Export Control Rules 2020 are based on the current Export Control commodity orders. In 2018 and 2019, we consulted on draft rules for meat, milk, fish and eggs. We will continue to draft and consult on commodity-specific rules as we develop them.

The Export Control Act 2020 received royal assent on 6 March 2020. This is a major step towards creating a new platform for our regulation of agricultural exports.

The new legislation is modern and easier to understand. The Act consolidates export certificate provisions that are currently scattered through about 20 Acts and 40 pieces of subordinate legislation.

We consulted with industry, stakeholders and our workforce while developing it. We had to ensure it supported growth and innovation while maintaining the standards our trading partners expect.

The package supports the goal of a $100 billion agriculture industry by 2030. It also provides a solid base for our farmers to capitalise on export opportunities.