Red meat

Australian – European Union Free Trade Agreement: Geographical Indications public objections process

The Australian Government is running a public objections process on the list of geographical indications the EU wants Australia to protect in a free trade agreement. For more information on what this means and how you can make a submission go to the Trade and Market Access page.

The Australian red meat industry encompasses the production and processing of beef cattle, sheep, goats and buffalo, for export and domestic consumption. Beef cattle and sheep are the dominant industries.

The authority to deal with particular red meat industry issues is vested in a number of jurisdictions:

  • The Australian Government is responsible for issues that have national or international implications.
  • State and territory governments are responsible for day to day production, operational and infrastructural matters.
  • Relevant representative or peak industry bodies are responsible for industry or agri-political issues.
  • Industry service companies and Rural Research and Development Corporations have responsibility for marketing, promotion and research and development activities.​

Further information on Australia’s red meat industry is available at:

For information about exporting meat and meat products, please see the meat and meat products export page.

For information on live animal export, please see the live animal export page.

Contact us

​For further information contact: 1800 900 090
Email: Meat and Livestock Policy

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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