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Live sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East – Northern Hemisphere Summer

Aust Gov
2nd January 2020

Regulation Impact Statement for consultation – Department of Agriculture

On 20 December 2019, a Regulation Impact Statement on live sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East during the Northern Hemisphere Summer was released for consultation.

The RIS presents three options to manage the risk of heat stress in live sheep exported to, or through, the Middle East during the Northern Hemisphere Summer. The RIS considers the impacts of the status quo; prohibiting live sheep exports from 1 June to 14 September to all ports, with additional prohibited periods for Qatar and Oman; and implementing a revised Heat Stress Risk Assessment (HSRA) model.

More information on the consultation process, including how to make a submission, can be found here.

The RIS has been certified by the Department of Agriculture and was subject to an early assessment by the Office of Best Practice Regulation.

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