Exporters Granted Approval to Export Cattle to Middle East

AUSTRALIA - The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has granted approvals to three companies to export approximately 190,000 sheep and 400 cattle to the Middle East region.
calendar icon 25 September 2012
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The approvals were granted only after exporting companies were able to assure DAFF that additional animal health and welfare safeguards are in place.

Recent experiences with live animal exports to the Middle East has required DAFF and exporters to work together to minimise the risk of consignments being refused permission to unload.

The Australian government is working closely with importing countries to reduce risks and to highlight the high standards of Australian livestock.

DAFF has encouraged increased vigilance across the supply chain and has imposed additional animal health and welfare requirements on exporters.

Exporters must now:

  • provide more detail about what they would do if a shipment is delayed or refused unloading
  • carry additional feed, water and veterinary supplies to cover the possibility of diversions and delay; and
  • engage additional stock handlers.

DAFF will continue to work closely with industry and overseas trading partners to protect and enhance Australia’s trade reputation.

These measures will maintain Australia’s reputation as a reliable supplier of live animals and meat.

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