In 2017, we commissioned a review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL).
Technical Advisory Committee was appointed to conduct the review, including an independent chair and experts in animal health and welfare, regulatory design and the livestock industry.
The review was undertaken in two stages: Stage 1 and Stage 2.
Stage 1, the committee sought feedback on a proposed reformatted version of the standards and a draft work plan.
During Stage 2, the committee consulted on an issues paper and draft standards. Then the committee consulted on a draft report and further working draft of the reformatted standards.
The committee has completed its review of exports by sea and has provided its final report to us. We intend to release the report and our response shortly.