Trade

Australian beef faces tariff hike in China market, as Safeguard triggers

Tariffs on Australian beef exports to China will rise to 12 percent for the remainder of 2020, as surging beef exports again trigger the country’s Safeguard market protection provisions…Read More

Jon Condon, July 2, 2020

June beef exports continue to drift lower, as cattle supply challenges bite harder

Australia’s June beef exports have continued to show the strain of tight cattle supply, with some key markets well down on trade in earlier months, and this time last year. Other destinations were sharply higher, however…Read More

Jon Condon, July 2, 2020

More trade certainty for live cattle and red meat exports to Indonesia

The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) will enter into force this Sunday, July 5…Read More

Beef Central, July 2, 2020

Regional beef exports recommence out of Townsville

For the first time in more than ten years, the Port of Townsville is being used to export Australian beef to key Asian markets…Read More

Beef Central, June 29, 2020

Food service ‘slowly stirring’ after three month COVID slumber

Encouraging statistics are emerging suggesting the food service sector (hotels, restaurants, cafés and catering) is getting back on its feet after COVID-19 closures…Read More

Jon Condon, June 26, 2020

China requests assurances over COVID safety in imported meat

Exporters of beef, lamb, seafood and a range of other perishable food items destined for the China market are being asked to supply declarations supporting the COVID-19 safety of their shipments…Read More

Jon Condon, June 24, 2020

Red meat sector welcomes Aus-UK Free Trade Agreement negotiations launch

The Australian red meat industry today welcomed the launch of the Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UK FTA) negotiations, under unique circumstances…Read More

Beef Central, June 17, 2020

May beef exports show the strain of lower cattle supply cycle

Beef exports to most destinations during May showed clear signs of the reduction in beef kills seen across eastern Australia in the second quarter this year, due to the lingering effects of drought on cattle supply…Read More

Beef Central, June 7, 2020

US demand helping underpin otherwise flat export scene

Higher demand and prices for imported beef in the US is one of the few highlights in otherwise flat global beef trade, as the Australian export beef industry heads into June…Read More

Jon Condon, June 2, 2020

Global beef production outlook revised downwards

As parts of the world cautiously ease out of lockdown and reassess COVID-19’s impact on the beef sector, Rabobank’s latest quarterly beef forecast has revised down its global beef production outlook, and forecasts slowing demand in a declining economy. ..Read More

Beef Central, May 29, 2020

Food service providor hit hard by COVID-19 impact

One of Australia’s largest domestic wholesale food service distributors, hit hard by the shutdown of hotels, restaurants and cafes across the country, has put off 100 staff across its Australia-wide operations…Read More

Beef Central, May 22, 2020

Australia to hold the line on rules-based trade in China dispute: Birmingham

Australia will continue to apply the principles of a rules-based global trading system in response to recent moves by China to impose a tariff on Australian barley imports and suspend four Australian meat processing plants…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 21, 2020

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