CHINA - Dot Your "I's" and Cross Your "T's"
China has recently imposed an import suspension on four Australian abattoirs.
- Three abattoirs in Queensland and one in NSW have had an import suspension imposed on them re importing into China
- The four locations provide an estimated 35 percent of beef exports to China
- The Australian Government was notified several weeks ago about the suspensions, which Chinese authorities linked to labelling and health certificate requirements. Taking aside the possible political implications arising from this situation Minister Birmingham has told Australian agricultural exporters to make sure all their paperwork and labelling is in order for exporting products to China: “Everyone always should be dotting their I’s and crossing their T’s and leaving no scope for any dispute”.
National Skills Development Manager, Export Council of Australia