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

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We are improving Australia’s agricultural export legislation. This is part of our wider initiative to strengthen Australian agricultural exports and market access.

The improvements will:

  • make the laws more relevant, responsive and efficient
  • continue to provide the same level of regulatory oversight
  • remove duplication
  • ensure consistency across commodities where possible.

This will help exporters, manufacturers, farmers and other primary producers.

You can now provide feedback on the Exposure Draft Export Control (Poultry Meat and Poultry Meat Products) Rules 2020.

The draft Poultry Rules set out the operational details for regulating exports of poultry and poultry meat products. Once finalised, the Poultry Rules will replace current legislation. This includes the Export Control (Poultry Meat and Poultry Meat Products) Orders 2010.

Read about how we are improving Australia’s agricultural export legislation.

Previous consultation

We consulted domestically on a previous version of the draft Poultry Rules. The feedback received has helped us improve the draft Poultry Rules. Read an overview of the most common issues raised and our responses.

World Trade Organization (WTO) consultation

This round forms part of our WTO 60-day consultation. It allows our stakeholders to provide feedback. This includes our international trading partners.

We have notified our trading partners about the consultation. This meets Australia’s obligations under the WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures.

How to have your say

Before you provide feedback, please read:

Provide your feedback using our online form.

Submissions are open until 5 November 2020.

Background

In 2015 we reviewed agricultural export legislation. Based on the review, the government decided to improve agricultural export legislation.

The new legislative framework for Australia’s agricultural exports will commence on 28 March 2021. It comprises the Export Control Act 2020 and Export Control Rules 2020. The Act consolidates export certificate provisions currently found in around 20 Acts and 40 legislative instruments.

The Export Control Rules 2020 will outline the operational requirements that agricultural exporters must meet to export specific commodities from Australia. They will also be based on the:

  • current orders
  • regulations for various commodities under the Act
  • Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997.

We are consulting on 7 draft Rules and will consult on the remaining draft Rules later this year. Once made, the Rules will give effect to the Act.

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.

We developed the new legislative framework in consultation with stakeholders. This ensures it supports growth and innovation while maintaining the standards our trading partners expect.

What happens next

The new export legislation framework will commence on 28 March 2021.

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

We are improving Australia’s agricultural export legislation. This is part of our wider initiative to strengthen Australian agricultural exports and market access.

The improvements will:

  • make the laws more relevant, responsive and efficient
  • continue to provide the same level of regulatory oversight
  • remove duplication
  • ensure consistency across commodities where possible.

This will help exporters, manufacturers, farmers and other primary producers.

You can now provide feedback on the Exposure Draft Export Control (Poultry Meat and Poultry Meat Products) Rules 2020.

The draft Poultry Rules set out the operational details for regulating exports of poultry and poultry meat products. Once finalised, the Poultry Rules will replace current legislation. This includes the Export Control (Poultry Meat and Poultry Meat Products) Orders 2010.

Read about how we are improving Australia’s agricultural export legislation.

Previous consultation

We consulted domestically on a previous version of the draft Poultry Rules. The feedback received has helped us improve the draft Poultry Rules. Read an overview of the most common issues raised and our responses.

World Trade Organization (WTO) consultation

This round forms part of our WTO 60-day consultation. It allows our stakeholders to provide feedback. This includes our international trading partners.

We have notified our trading partners about the consultation. This meets Australia’s obligations under the WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures.

How to have your say

Before you provide feedback, please read:

Provide your feedback using our online form.

Submissions are open until 5 November 2020.

Background

In 2015 we reviewed agricultural export legislation. Based on the review, the government decided to improve agricultural export legislation.

The new legislative framework for Australia’s agricultural exports will commence on 28 March 2021. It comprises the Export Control Act 2020 and Export Control Rules 2020. The Act consolidates export certificate provisions currently found in around 20 Acts and 40 legislative instruments.

The Export Control Rules 2020 will outline the operational requirements that agricultural exporters must meet to export specific commodities from Australia. They will also be based on the:

  • current orders
  • regulations for various commodities under the Act
  • Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997.

We are consulting on 7 draft Rules and will consult on the remaining draft Rules later this year. Once made, the Rules will give effect to the Act.

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.

We developed the new legislative framework in consultation with stakeholders. This ensures it supports growth and innovation while maintaining the standards our trading partners expect.

What happens next

The new export legislation framework will commence on 28 March 2021.

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