US beef facing possible tariff hike in Japan, TPP members not affected

The United States is facing the prospect of potentially significant tariff increases on its beef exports to Japan in coming months, hikes its main competitors would be safeguarded from due to economic partnership agreements with the country…Read More

James Nason, March 19, 2019

Trade Minister urges EU to uphold WTO compliance in beef quota deals

Australia’s Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has told European Union officials during meetings in Brussels this week Australian beef exporters are ‘understandably concerned’ about potential changes to EU import quotas for beef…Read More

Beef Central, January 25, 2019

Japan opens market to British beef and lamb

Japan has re-opened its market to imports of British beef and lamb in a trade agreement expected to be worth £127 million (AUD $226 million) over the first five years of access – approximately £75 million (AUD $133m) for beef and £52 million (AUD $92m) for lamb. ..Read More

Beef Central, January 9, 2019

New Year tariff cuts kick in

TARIFFS on a range Australian agricultural exports have either reduced or been abolished under the Trans Pacific Partnership and the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) since January 1. 

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Beef Central, January 3, 2019

Argentina to regain US market access after 17 years

Argentina is set to regain access for its beef into the United States for the first time in almost two decades after proving its sanitary credentials to the USDA.

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James Nason, November 30, 2018

Australia at risk of losing valuable EU beef access

Australia is in danger of losing prized access to one of its highest value beef export markets as the United States moves to assert its trade weight in Europe…Read More

James Nason, October 9, 2018

Australian red meat targets China’s dumpling market

A new line of frozen dumplings featuring Australian beef and lamb is set to be launched in China, challenging other proteins traditionally used in the popular Chinese cuisine staple, opening up new opportunities for red meat…Read More

Beef Central, September 28, 2018

Alltech conference: Eastern Europe an emerging beef supplier to China

A generational change is creating an incredible opportunity for beef in China, and the winner of the battle to supply that demand could ultimately come from Eastern Europe, Allflex Livestock Intelligence’s Ian Lahiffe told the Alltech Ideas Conference in Kentucky, US. ..Read More

Stephen Cooke, June 22, 2018

Aus beef feels global protein upheavals: JBS

Chinese tariffs on American pork, a massive cow cull in New Zealand and a three-week trucking strike in Brazil may seem a long way from Australian cattle paddocks, but are recent examples of seemingly unrelated factors that can impact Australian beef export sales…Read More

James Nason, June 20, 2018

Work begins on new nation brand for Australia

Australia’s Nation Brand Advisory Council chaired by Andrew Forrest met for the first time on Friday to begin work on a new nation brand for Australian exports. Meanwhile, is there an expanded role for True Aussie?

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James Nason, June 11, 2018

Chinese beef imports to grow 8pc in 2018: USDA

China’s beef imports are expected to increase by eight percent in 2018, as rising demand continues to outpace domestic production growth, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s latest forecast for the market. ..Read More

Beef Central, April 17, 2018

Merrilees appointed to fill new DAFF role in Indonesia

Federal agriculture minister Joe Ludwig has appointed senior DAFF officer Dean Merrilees to fill a newly created agricultural specialist role for the Australian Government in Indonesia…Read More

James Nason, March 27, 2013

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