On March 31, 2021, Australia notified the WTO of the draft directive (G/SPS/N/AUS/433/Add.8), informing it that its new agricultural export legislation has begun to be implemented. The new legislation has been streamlined and merged more than 20 bills and Existing export-related requirements involved in more than 40 authorized legislation, including:
•“Export in 2020 The Regulation Act establishes the overall legal framework for the control of Australian export commodities including food and agricultural products.
•“Export in 2021 The Regulation is a legislative instrument that stipulates the operational requirements that must be met when exporting certain commodities (such as meat) from Australia. This rule must be read in conjunction with the aforementioned export control law.
The new legislation will take effect at 3 a.m. on March 28, 2021, Eastern Daylight Time, Australia. The website of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Environment will publish the latest information on the new legislation that day. All trading partners can check this information. Any questions about the new legislation can be consulted with the Australian government through the Australian SPS notification agency.
For details, please refer to:http://spsims.wto.org/en/ModificationNotifications/View/171196?FromAllNotifications=True