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Australia to ban sheep exports from June to August

​​The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources released its proposed conditions for sheep exports to the Middle East for the upcoming northern summer to support animal welfare outcomes. Among others, the Secretary will sign an Order banning sheep exports from June to August by law. In addition, independent Observers will have to be on all voyages that can accommodate them.

US simplifies reporting requirements for LNG exports

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it would now only require U.S. LNG exporters to report the country or countries of LNG deliveries, not country of end-use, to satisfy the DOE’s destination reporting requirement.

Australia opens consultation on live export standards

Australia’s Department of Agriculture has initiated the second stage of the review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock, which is open for public comment until 19 September. These standards ensure livestock are fit for export and help manage the risks to health and welfare during the voyage.

Australia toughens welfare standards on livestock carriers

On the aftermath of the death of 2,400 sheep from heat stress on the livestock carrier ‘Awassi Express’, Australia will require ships carrying live cattle and sheep exports to have an independent observer to ensure welfare standards. The country will also introduce new legislation to penalise any exporter that violates these standards.


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