Strengthened powers will enable authorities to hold food at the border if there are reasonable grounds to suspect it possesses a serious risk to human health.
The Federal Government has signed a Joint Statement with China to deliver important market access for Australia’s red meat and live animal export industries.
Australia must increase its productivity from existing resources or continue to lose market share where agricultural trade is growing most rapidly.
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has seized on the opportunity provided by recent political developments in the United Kingdom (UK) to push forward the campaign for non-discriminatory market access for Australian beef and lamb.
China’s dominance in world meat trade is set to grow out to 2020, albeit at a slowing rate, seeing opportunities for Australia’s beef and sheepmeat exports to China come from extracting value, rather than volume growth in an increasingly competitive market.
An exclusive insight into Australia’s growing agricultural opportunities in China thanks to the Federal Government’s China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will be showcased on ABC Radio Country Hour from 12 noon.
Australia has reinforced its strong agricultural relationship with China following a visit to Beijing and Shanghai by Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, which included bilateral trade discussions and welcoming the first shipment of Australian nectarine exports.