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New ideas needed to address non-tariff barriers

The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) has welcomed a federal government commitment to address barriers to trade in the global market, creative thinking and a whole-of-government approach will be needed to overcome what has been a stubborn and long-term challenge.

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Urgent Action Needed

Urgent action needed on meat sector operating costs Australian meat processors are dealing with operating costs which are dramatically higher than their key global competitors, and intervention is urgently required to safeguard the future of the local industry,...

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Overseas Workers Visas Need Review

Visas for overseas workers in the red meat processing sector need review (28 September 2018) A shortage of 3,000 employees is a significant and pressing concern for the Australian red meat industry, according to the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC). The...

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Another Abattoir to Close

Another abattoir to close as supply chain struggles under costs burden (23 October 2018) The likely closure of Devonport City Abattoir in Tasmania is terrible news for a local community and a worrying sign for the wider industry, according to the Australian Meat...

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Historic Trade Agreement

AMIC welcomes historic trade agreement CPTPP reaching the Senate (15 October 2018) The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) welcomes the introduction of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in the Senate this week. AMIC CEO Patrick...

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Butchers Go Pink

Butchers go Pink for Breast Cancer (10 October 2018) The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) in conjunction with Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is running its Pink Butcher campaign during October to raise awareness and much needed funds to support those...

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