Review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock
The review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) is now complete.
Consultation on implementing certain sea review recommendations closed on 18 November 2019.
Consultation on implementing certain air review recommendations closed on 29 November 2019.
Technical Advisory Committee
The department appointed a Technical Advisory Committee to conduct the ASEL review.
The committee included an independent chair and experts in animal health and welfare, regulatory design and the livestock industry.
Sea voyages review
The review of livestock exported by sea was finalised in March 2019.
During the review, the committee consulted on:
- Proposed reformatted standards and a draft workplan
- An issues paper and a draft reformatted standards.
- A draft report and further working draft of the reformatted standards.
Air journey review
The review of livestock exported by air was finalised in October 2019.
During the review the committee consulted on:
Consultation on the format of the standards has now closed.
The department sought feedback on the format of the ASEL from a wide range of ASEL users via a survey that ran from 8 July 2019 to 9 August 2019. The survey asked users to identify issues with the format of ASEL and suggest improvements for consideration in future ASEL formats.
The survey results helped us develop two new format options for the ASEL.
The department sought feedback on the two new format options for the ASEL via Have Your Say from 16 September 2019 to 27 September 2019.
The next version of ASEL, incorporating feedback on the format as well as recommendations from the review, will be published in 2020.