2020-21 - Publication of new policies to support ASEL 3.0 standards

12 October 2020

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Attention

  • Australian Government Accredited Veterinarians (AAVs)
  • Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council
  • Department Officers
  • LiveCorp
  • Livestock Exporters
  • Meat and Livestock Australia
  • Registered Premises (RP) Operators

Purpose

To advise industry stakeholders that the department has published new policy documents to support the implementation of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) 3.0. These policies are now available on the department’s website.

Key points

  • ASEL 3.0 includes new and updated definitions and standards relating to the export of livestock by sea, including:
    • Updates to the definitions of ‘voyage’ and ‘day’
    • New average daily mortality rate requirements.
  • The department has published 3 new policies to facilitate compliance with ASEL 3.0, in line with the new and updated definitions and standards.
  • These new policies are now available on the department’s Transitioning to ASEL 3.0 webpage. They are:
    • Calculating onboard feed and water provisions under ASEL 3.0
    • Voyage length calculations under ASEL 3.0
    • Voyage reporting requirements under ASEL 3.0
  • These policies are relevant to all sea consignments that depart Australia on or after 1 November 2020.

Instructions

Background

  • On 22 April 2020, the department published a new version of ASEL. ASEL 3.0 will apply to all consignments that leave Australia on or after 1 November 2020. ASEL 2.3 continues to apply for all consignments that leave Australia on or before 31 October 2020.
  • Further information on the transition to ASEL 3.0 can be found on the Transitioning to ASEL 3.0 webpage.

[Signed]

Nick Vazenios
Director
Live Animal Export Branch
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Contact officer
Melissa D’Amico
Phone: 02 6272 4581
Email livestockexp@awe.gov.au

Last reviewed: 19 October 2020
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