16 September 2015
Species: Feeder and Slaughter livestock
Country: Livestock export markets where Eid al-Adha is celebrated
Relevant to: Livestock Exporters
To remind exporters of the importance of ensuring that Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) requirements are met during the Eid al-Adha festival period.
There is in increased demand for livestock during the Eid al-Adha festival and this may lead to an increased risk of non-compliance with ESCAS requirements.
- Exporters are reminded that there may be an increased risk of non-compliance with ESCAS requirements during the Eid al-Adha festival period.
- Exporters are responsible for ensuring that regulatory requirements are met including maintaining all control, traceability and animal welfare requirements of ESCAS. Where necessary, exporters may choose to put in place additional risk management measures to ensure that all relevant regulatory requirements continue to be met.
- The department encourages exporters to engage with the Meat and Livestock Australia/Livecorp Livestock Export Program in the lead up to and during the Eid al-Adha festival period.
- It is a condition of ESCAS approvals that where exporters become aware of potential or actual non-compliance with ESCAS requirements, exporters must report these incidents to the Department of Agriculture.
Live Animal Exports Branch
Contact officer: Spencer Whitaker
Ph: (02) 6272 4581
Email: Spencer Whitaker