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Improvements to Agricultural Export Legislation

Aust Gov
15th December 2017

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

On 7 December 2017 the Government introduced the Export Control Bill 2017 into the Senate.

The Bill consolidates existing export-related provisions into a new agricultural export legislative framework. The Bill seeks to make the export legislative framework easier to understand, administer and use, and help safeguard Australia’s reputation as a reliable, high-quality source of exports for trading partners. 

A Regulation Impact Statement was prepared by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, and was assessed as compliant and consistent with best practice by the Office of Best Practice Regulation.

The Department estimates the revised framework will reduce regulatory costs by $388,000 a year.

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