Export Control Rules

​​​​​​​​We are developing Export Control Rules and other legislation to support the Export Control Bill 2017.

We will continue to seek feedback as we develop each commodity specific rule throughout 2019.

Register your interest to stay up to date about opportunities to have your say on the rules as they are developed.

The Export Control Rules 2020 are based on the current Export Control commodity orders.

The rules will outline the requirements agricultural exporters must meet to export specific commodities, such as:

  • where and how products are prepared
  • when permits and certificates are necessary to export from Australia.

The rules are a legislative instrument under the improved Export Control Act. They will still be subject to parliamentary checks and balances, in line with the current Orders.

Schedule

Schedule is current as at 25 February 2019.

ChapterStatus
1. Meat Chapter, Export Control RulesConsultation closed on January 31.
2. Dairy Chapter, Export Control RulesConsultation closed on May 31.
3. Egg Chapter, Export Control RulesConsultation closed on May 31.
4. Fish Chapter, Export Control RulesConsultation closed on May 31.
5. Wood and Forestry Chapter, Export Control RulesDrafting in progress
6. Poultry Chapter, Export Control RulesDrafting in progress
7. Rabbit and Ratite Chapter, Export Control RulesDrafting in progress
8. Wild Game Chapter, Export Control RulesDrafting in progress
9. Plant Chapter, Export Control RulesDrafting in progress
10. Organics Chapter, Export Control RulesDrafting in progress
11. Live Animal Exports Chapter, Export Control RulesFurther drafting deferred until 2019, after the ASEL review has been completed
12. Animal food and Pharmaceuticals Chapter, Export Control RulesDrafting in progress
13. Non-Prescribed Goods (certification) Chapter, Export Control RulesDrafting in progress
14. Common Requirements Chapter, Export Control RulesDrafting in progress
15. Tariff Rate Quota Export Control RulesDrafting in progress

Priority order for drafting Rules is generally the same as the order in the table above. Although work has commenced on most Rules, those at the top of the table are more progressed than those at the bottom.

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