The new Export Control Bill was introduced into Parliament last Thursday. Industry made a considerable contribution to the debate on the final wording of the bill and its impact on the red meat sector. This is an important milestone in improving the legislative framework for Australia's red meat exports.
The next step of the project is underway, with work on the legislative instruments to support the new Act (the Rules) continuing into 2018 and 2019. The Rules will be based on the orders and regulations for various commodities under the Export Control Act 1982 and Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 and will outline operational requirements for Australian meat exporters.
AMIC will play an important role in helping to refine the rules. We will continue to provide updates as they occur. The improved rules and legislation is expected to be implemented before April 2020. To view the updates click on http://bit.ly/2iAtEhM or go the Department's (DAWR) website.