Diagram showing how export plans sit within the arrangement

​​​What the department needs to approve as part of your arrangement​

Approved ​​​Arra​ngement

This diagram is divided into two sections; what the department needs to approve as part of your arrangement, and when you are ready to export.Section one, what the department needs to approve as part of you arrangement, illustrates how standard export plans (SEPs) and management plans sit under an approved arrangement. These are relative to the operations part of the arrangement and must be submitted as an attachment to the arrangement for approval. It explains that a standard export plan needs to be prepared for each market, species, class of livestock, and mode of transport the exporter want to access. They will include all possible requirements for an export to that market. If the importing country and ASEL requirements are similar, SEPS may be combined. The SEP will invoke any management plans applicable to discretionary requirements under ASEL. The SEP is submitted as part of the approved arrangement and approved once by the Department.Section one also explains that management plans need to be developed and attached to the arrangement as appendixes, so that they can be applied when required by the specific requirements of individual consignments. Examples of consignments that would require a management plan to be written and approved would be if it includes heavy or light cattle, camels, or if it is to be an extra-long voyage duration.Section two, when you are ready to export, explains that a consignment specific export plan (CSEP) needs to be developed for each individual consignment. The SEP is used to form the basis of the CSEP. CSEPs need to include the details of individual consignments including dates of treatments or vaccinations, travel and load plans, and a heat stress risk assessment.  The CSEP becomes a record of the consignment and is retained by the exporter. If an exporter is on the provisional performance level, the CSEP must be uploaded to TRACE as part of the documents required for each consignment. Once on level one or above (sample documents) the CSEP in an auditable document.

Standard​​​​ export plans

Prepared for each market, species, class of livestock, and mode of transport that you want to access.

For example.

  • Feeder/slaughter cattle by sea to Indonesia
  • Breeder sheep to Malaysia by air.

SEPS can be combined when importing country and ASEL requirements are similar.

They will include all possible requirements for an export to that market.

The SEP will invoke any management plans applicable to discretionary requirements under ASEL.

The SEP is submitted as part of the approved arrangement and approved once by the Department.​

Managemen​t plans

Include management plans with your AA (where applicable to the market,species, class of livestock and mode of transport) for discretionary requirements under ASEL.

Plans attached to the arrangement as appendixes, to be applied when required by the specific requirements of the consignment, include:

✓​ light cattle
✓ heavy cattle
✓ camels
✓​ extra-long voyage duration management plan

Other management requirements, such as long-horned livestock or sheep with long wool, may be addressed in​ element 6 for compliance with ASEL. These may be activated for any export.​

When you ar​e ready to export

C​onsignment Specific Export​​ Plan (CSEP)

The SEP is used to form the basis of the consignment specific export plan (CSEP). As the name suggests, the CSEP details the specific parameters of individual consignments. A CSEP must be developed for every consignment.

As appropriate, the CSEP will invoke any of the management plans approved in the arrangement. In addition, the CSEP must also provide additional documentation specific to the consignment, such as:

✓ ​Dates of treatments or vaccinations
✓ Travel and load plan
✓​ Heat stress risk assessment

The CSEP becomes a record of the consignment and is retained by the exporter. If an exporter is on the provisional performance level, the CSEP must be uploaded to TRACE as part of the documents required for each consignment. Once on level one or above (sample documents) the CSEP in an auditable document.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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