Animal Welfare (Temporary Prohibition on Export of Livestock by Sea) Regulations 2020

2020/256

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Animal Welfare (Temporary Prohibition on Export of Livestock by Sea) Regulations 2020

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 21st day of September 2020

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

These regulations are made under section 183C of the Animal Welfare Act 1999

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister of Agriculture made after complying with section 184 of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Animal Welfare (Temporary Prohibition on Export of Livestock by Sea) Regulations 2020.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 22 September 2020.

3 Transitional, savings, and related provisions

The transitional, savings, and related provisions (if any) set out in Schedule 1 have effect according to their terms.

4 Meaning of livestock

In these regulations, livestock means cattle, deer, goats, or sheep.

Absolute prohibition on export of livestock by sea

5 Absolute prohibition: 22 September 2020 until 23 October 2020

The export of livestock by sea is absolutely prohibited until the close of 23 October 2020.

Conditional prohibition on export of livestock by sea

6 Conditional prohibition: 24 October 2020 until 30 November 2020

(1)

This regulation applies on and from 24 October 2020 until the close of 30 November 2020.

(2)

A person must not export livestock by sea without the prior approval of the Director-General.

7 Revocation

These regulations are revoked on 8 December 2020.

Schedule 1 Transitional, savings, and related provisions

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Part 1 Provisions relating to these regulations as made

There are no transitional, savings, or related provisions relating to these regulations as made.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations come into force on 22 September 2020. They impose a temporary prohibition on the export of livestock (cattle, deer, goats, or sheep) by sea.

The temporary prohibition has 2 phases, as follows:

  • an absolute prohibition on the export of livestock by sea applies on and from 22 September 2020 until the close of 23 October 2020 (see regulation 5):

  • a conditional prohibition on the export of livestock by sea then applies on and from 24 October 2020 until the close of 30 November 2020 (see regulation 6).

Under the conditional prohibition, the export of livestock by sea is prohibited unless it has the prior approval of the Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries.

These regulations revoke themselves on 8 December 2020.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 September 2020.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.