Quarantine island proposal for indonesian live cattle imports for cattle, sheep and goats is going nowhere. The Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, told AFP there was «very little interest» in the controversial move which would have required approval from the EU’s domestic market surveillance agency, according to the news agency.
The Australian Government was already being blamed by environmentalists for failing to stop광주안마 the imports, despite urging from trade unions and consumers.
«It’s the result of inaction, and the Government’s not talking to consumers,» said the Country Agriculture and Agri-Food Council (CAPAC).
It told the Guardian that it was in talks with a large number of farmers and food suppliers, but insisted the current process for importing live cattle was flawed as it gave companies too much power and the country was only a «guinea pig».
«We have a problem with the process. It’s not going to work at all with the export of live cattle, because the EU cannot regulate the export of live cattle, it would be very complex and that process would be lengthy and expensive.»
A second initiative to import live cattle for export would have required a five-year assessment, CAPAC said, but it would have been implemented on condition Australia stopped the imports. It has been given until December 2016 to do so.
There is a growing international outcry over the proposed regulations, and opposition in many countries has resulted in a number of international trade ministers calling on the Australian authorities tSM 카지노o abandon them.
«This isn’t the kind of regulation we need and will not solve the problem of live cattle imports because of the way the import-export regime works,» said Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
The ban, which is being backed by environmental organisations and consumer groups, aims to prevent Australian firms from using animal feed imports to raise Australian beef, sausages, fish, milk and cheese.
Australia is one of just three countries with live cattle on the European market – with another two countries also including the US, Russia and Canada. Australia is believed t구리출장마사지o have sold 2,500 tonnes of live cattle for export in 2016.
Live cattle imports to Europe account for less than 3 per cent of Australia’s total meat imports and are only used in the US and China, where feed companies have used live cattle to improve the welfare of animals to meet animal welfare standards.
Critics say the EU’s monitoring process is too lax and could easily be ignored if the import-export system was reformed.