Exposure Draft Export Control Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020

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Public consultation on the Exposure Draft Export Control Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020 (the draft Bill) commenced on 12 October 2020 and closed on 26 October 2020.

The department received one submission on the draft Bill. We will provide more details on the outcome of consultation in the coming weeks.

Background

The Australian Government’s decision to improve Australia’s agricultural export legislation was informed by the 2015 review of the existing legislation.

The new legislative framework for Australia’s agricultural exports comprises the Act and the Rules, and it will commence on 28 March 2021. The new legislation will ensure:

  • exported goods meet the requirements of importing countries
  • government and relevant industry standards are complied with
  • goods are traceable throughout the export supply chain—from production and processing to exporting - where required
  • the integrity of goods, and the accuracy of applied trade descriptions and official marks, are maintained.

Extensive stakeholder consultation has informed the development of the Act and the Rules. This will ensure that the new legislation is clear and fit-for-purpose – supporting growth and innovation, while maintaining the standards our trading partners expect.

What happens next

The new legislative framework for Australia’s agricultural exports will commence on 28 March 2021.

Register for updates on our Improving Agricultural Export Legislation web page.

Public consultation on the Exposure Draft Export Control Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020 (the draft Bill) commenced on 12 October 2020 and closed on 26 October 2020.

The department received one submission on the draft Bill. We will provide more details on the outcome of consultation in the coming weeks.

Background

The Australian Government’s decision to improve Australia’s agricultural export legislation was informed by the 2015 review of the existing legislation.

The new legislative framework for Australia’s agricultural exports comprises the Act and the Rules, and it will commence on 28 March 2021. The new legislation will ensure:

  • exported goods meet the requirements of importing countries
  • government and relevant industry standards are complied with
  • goods are traceable throughout the export supply chain—from production and processing to exporting - where required
  • the integrity of goods, and the accuracy of applied trade descriptions and official marks, are maintained.

Extensive stakeholder consultation has informed the development of the Act and the Rules. This will ensure that the new legislation is clear and fit-for-purpose – supporting growth and innovation, while maintaining the standards our trading partners expect.

What happens next

The new legislative framework for Australia’s agricultural exports will commence on 28 March 2021.

Register for updates on our Improving Agricultural Export Legislation web page.