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This instrument simplifies the process for livestock exports to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and specifies new vaccination requirements for sheep and goats against scabby mouth (contagious pustular dermatitis) and related record-keeping practices.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 16 Jul 2021
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Export Control (Animals) Amendment (Exports to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) Rules 2021

I, Andrew Edgar Francis Metcalfe AO, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, make the following rules.

Dated 12 July 2021

Andrew Edgar Francis Metcalfe AO

Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Export Control (Animals) Rules 2021                                                                                                2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Export Control (Animals) Amendment (Exports to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) Rules 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

17 July 2021

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Export Control Act 2020.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Export Control (Animals) Rules 2021

1  Subsection 6‑24(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Vaccination against scabby mouth

             (2)  Each sheep or goat in the consignment:

                     (a)  must have been vaccinated against scabby mouth, using a modified live virus, at least 30 days before the date of export of the consignment; and

                     (b)  if vaccinated more than 12 months before the date of export of the consignment, must not have resided on properties that do not have an annual vaccination program for any continuous period of more than 12 months since their most recent vaccination.

2  Paragraph 6‑24(3)(d)

Omit “the time (which may be a period) and”.

3  Subparagraphs 6‑24(3)(f)(iii) to (v)

Repeal the subparagraphs, substitute:

                            (iii)  the expiry date or date of manufacture;

4  At the end of subsection 6‑24(3)

Add:

                     (g)  confirmation that the vaccine was stored, handled and administered strictly in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions;

                     (h)  confirmation that the vaccinator has retained each invoice relating to the purchase of the vaccine and can provide a copy to the holder of the livestock export licence within 5 days of receiving a request to do so.

5  Paragraphs 6‑24(4)(a) to (c)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  a declaration by the vaccinator stating that the vaccinator has vaccinated the sheep or goats in the consignment and has prepared and retained a vaccination record for the sheep or goats that is true and complete;

                     (b)  a declaration by the vendor stating that:

                              (i)  the sheep or goats in the consignment that have been vaccinated more than 12 months before the date of export of the consignment have not, since their most recent vaccination, resided on properties that do not have an annual vaccination program for any continuous period of more than 12 months; and

                             (ii)  the vendor has evidence supporting the matters declared.

6  After subsection 6‑24(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  If sheep or goats in the consignment have been vaccinated as a group, a single declaration referred to in paragraph (4)(a) may be made for the group of sheep or goats and a separate declaration is not required for each animal in the group.

7  Subsection 6‑24(6)

Omit “paragraph (4)(b) or (c)”, substitute “paragraph (4)(a) or (b)”.

8  Subsection 6‑24(7)

Repeal the subsection.