Full Statute Name:  Export Control Act 1982

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Popular Title:  Export Control Act Primary Citation:  Act No. 47 of 1982 as amended Country of Origin:  Australia Last Checked:  July, 2015 Date Adopted:  1982
Summary: The purpose of this Act is to control the export of certain goods. In the Act, 'eligible live animals' are defined as 'prescribed goods consisting of live animals'. The Act sets out both the export and entry requirements for prescribed goods and the accreditation scheme concerning veterinarians. It also outlines the various offences that both veterinarians and exporters may be charged with, as well as details the general enforcement powers of authorised officers.
Documents:  PDF icon stauexportcontrolact1982.pdf (529.93 KB)


Export Control Act 1982  (pdf - 542.57 kb)

Note the parts relevant to live export of of animals:

Part II - Export and entry for prescribed goods

This part of the Export Control Act 1982 (Cth) relates to exporters and licence conditions.

Part IIA - Accreditation of Veterinarians
This part of the Export Control Act 1982 (Cth) relates to the export of live animals in particular, as well as outlines the monitoring and approval system used by accredited veterinarians.


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