8 July 2013
On 17 May 2013 the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) received a report from industry sources about possible non-compliance with ESCAS arrangements in Oman. The report related to the possible movement of sheep to a facility outside approved supply chains in Oman.
DAFF reviewed the information, sought further information from exporters to Oman and undertook independent enquires in Oman. DAFF was unable to confirm the report of possible movement of sheep out of approved supply chains. No instances or leakage of Australian sheep have been identified in independent performance audit reports provided to DAFF for Oman supply chains.
Based on this, DAFF has determined there is insufficient information to commence an investigation.