The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources welcomes the lifting of the suspension for import inspection of six Australian meat establishments.
This is a positive outcome which reflects the high level of cooperation between Chinese and Australian authorities, and our industry.
The department acted quickly to verify corrective actions taken by affected establishments, and worked closely with Chinese authorities to have import inspections resume.
Australia has an excellent relationship with China, including when it comes to resolving trade matters.
We respect the Chinese Government’s strong commitment to food safety for their consumers and understand the importance of meeting their import requirements.
Strong regulatory controls underpin the integrity and safety of exported Australian meat.
The department will continue to work with Chinese authorities on a remaining suspension on import inspection and other areas of cooperation.