Steps taken to raise Australian exports to UAE

DUBAI - The Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has taken several steps to improve livestock exports to the UAE and other AGCC countries, including measures to improve the health and hygiene conditions right from the farms up to the ports of embarkation.

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Published: Mon 19 Jan 2004, 11:50 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:26 AM

This was stated by Don Banfield, Deputy Secretary at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, who along with several other Australian delegates met senior officials at Dubai Municipality recently. The deputy secretary noted that strictest animal quarantine arrangements have also been introduced so that consumers enjoy the highest quality livestock and meat. "We have issued strict guidelines in this regard. These will help increase transparency and diversify livestock trade," Mr Banfield said.

The Australian delegation was received at the civic body headquarters by Hussein Nasser Lootah, Assistant Director General of Dubai Municipality for Planning and Building Affairs, and ways to boost existing trade ties between the two countries were discussed.

Dubai and Australian cities, Mr Lootah noted during the meeting, maintain outstanding relations especially in the fields of trade and agriculture. Mr Banfield said that the visit of the Australian agriculture department's delegation to the UAE was aimed at discussing ways of developing trade and agriculture ties.

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