Monday 19th Nov, 2018

Littleproud announces meat export ‘streamlining’ legislation

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THOSE in the meat trade are urged to have their say about new meat export rules.

Agriculture minister David Littleproud said the Export Control Rules would bring in “modern, flexible and streamlined” export laws for meat producers.

“I want to keep the doors open for Aussie meat exporters and this will give overseas markets greater confidence in our products,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Our industry needs to be responsive to changing overseas market conditions without slugging our farmers. These rules will make exporting meat straightforward and cut duplication of paperwork and processes.”

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Current export-related legislation is being changed into new legislation in the Export Control Bill 2017 and Export Control Rules.

The Consultation Draft Export Control Rules 2020—Meat and Meat Products (draft meat rules) are ready for consultation.

Submissions must be lodged by 21 December.

Information sessions are to be held during November and December.

Facts:

  • $11.7bn of Australian meat wasexported in 2017-18
  • $12.2bn is expected to be exported in 2018-19
  • The rules are to replace the Export Control (Meat and Meat Products) Orders and parts of the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act, the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Regulations and the Export Control (Prescribed Goods – General) Order.

Source: Office of Minister David Littleproud



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