The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) welcomes news that an additional Australian establishment has been added to the list of approved Australian meat processors permitted to export to China.

Having been in China last week, AMIC heard firsthand from the Chinese Government of the progress that has been made towards restoring access for previously suspended plants, as well as towards processing applications for new or expanded establishment access.

This outcome demonstrates the recommencement of routine technical request processes for new establishment access to China. With a number of Australian establishments seeking new or expanded access to China, this process will provide a way forward for those businesses, and also broaden and enhance the reliable trade in safe meat and meat products to Chinese partners and consumers.

AMIC has been working closely with our members, the Australian Government, and our Chinese counterparts in stabilising the trade in meat and meat products to China. To this end, we commend the Australian Government and officials at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry on their tireless work to restabilise the bilateral relationship and progress mutually beneficial technical discussions with their Chinese colleagues that have underpinned this progress.

ENDS

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The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC), is the sole Peak Industry body representing the post-farm gate meat industry, including processors, smallgoods manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors through to independent retail butchers and exporters.

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Keith Drain – Communications Manager
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