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.

Last updated: 28 May 2020

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