GILLARD BOWS TO INDUSTRY PRESSURE OVER LIVE EXPORT
7 July 2011,
UPDATED: Following the exporters 'no comment' response to Brisbane Business News this morning, Australian Agriculture Company (AAco) CEO David Farley has released a statement in support of the Federal Government's lift on the Indonesian live catte export ban.
Farley stated to the ASX that AAco is moving to remobilise its supply chains and obtain the appropriate licenses required under the new regulations to resume export operations.
"The Australian Agricultural Company Limited welcomed the Federal Government's announcement that live cattle exports to Indonesia can be resumed, and the company is considering the announcement and the order from the secretary to determine the potential impact on the operations of the industry and the company," he says.
"Once the Company has been able to adequately assess the ability of the logistic chains to remobilise, the issuance of import licenses by the Government of Indonesia in the light of the Minister's announcement, the processes necessary to receive an export license, and other associated matters than a further update will be provided."
Federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig lifted the live cattle export ban to Indonesia last night. Australia’s leading animal law authority says the issue is now at risk of ‘dropping off the radar’.