ASEL version 3

The Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) version 3.0 was published in April 2020.

Key changes include in ASEL 3.0 include:

  • Revised pen space allowances, with more space provided to livestock on vessels in most circumstances.
  • Increases to the time required for some livestock to be prepared at the registered premises.
  • Changes to the notifiable mortality rate for livestock and the requirements for notification.
  • A new definition of voyage length with related changes for personnel, bedding and feed requirements.
  • Inclusion and extension of additional management plans for sea and air.
  • New general requirements and species-specific requirements for standards 1, 3 and 6.

The legislated enforcement date of the ASEL 3.0 is planned for 1 November 2020. All livestock exported on or after this date must comply with the ASEL 3.0.

Find out how transitioning from ASEL 2.3 to ASEL 3.0 will affect you.

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