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Category: Oceania

$100m halal beef trade ban delayed

| 10/08/2009 | Reply
$100m halal beef trade ban delayed

A potential ban on New Zealand $100 million in beef exports to Indonesia from October 1 has been postponed until next year. Indonesia has been threatening to ban New Zealand beef
exports as an Islamic clerical body, the Ulema Council (MUI), no longer
recognises the local certifications the meat conforms to Islamic
dietary laws.

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Call to make a meal of our camel cull

| 15/07/2009 | Reply
Call to make a meal of our camel cull

Camel rancher Noel Fullerton said millions of dollars could be made exporting camel meat to Arab nations. He
has made three trips to the Middle East doing research on camel meat
exportation for the Central Australian Camel Industry Association and
said there was a huge demand for camel meat.

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Indonesia Demands Halal Cert On NZ’s Meat Products

| 26/06/2009 | Reply
Indonesia Demands Halal Cert On NZ’s Meat Products

JAKARTA, (Bernama) — Indonesia has asked New
Zealand to certify its meat products exported to Indonesia with Halal
certification, meaning it had been slaughtered in line with Islamic
practice.

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RI, New Zealand set to finalize bilateral FTA agreement

| 25/06/2009 | Reply
RI, New Zealand set to finalize bilateral FTA agreement

In a press conference after a meeting with New Zealand Foreign Minister
Murray McCully on Thursday in Jakarta, Indonesian Foreign Minister
Hassan Wirajuda said both countries had negotiated the arrangement for
halal certification for New Zealand meat products and a scheme for
agricultural technical assistance from Wellington in return for market
access for New Zealand products in Indonesia.

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Indonesia threatens Aust beef exporters

| 08/06/2009 | Reply
Indonesia threatens Aust beef exporters

Indonesia’s agriculture minister has reportedly said
that Australian beef-certifying bodies must meet new Islamic halal
guidelines otherwise Australian beef imports will banned.

But
Indonesia’s council of clerics, which decides proper halal practices,
says that all of Australia’s certifying bodies have been approved.

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NZ beef ban may reflect overtures from Brazil

| 08/06/2009 | Reply
NZ beef ban may reflect overtures from Brazil

The Indonesian government has delisted the two Muslim
authorities responsible for certifying halal meat in New Zealand,
and appears to be planning to import cheaper meat from Brazil.

Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim country, and its
moves threaten millions of dollars worth of New Zealand meat
exports.

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Minister Keeps the Freeze on Port Beef

| 07/06/2009 | Reply
Minister Keeps the Freeze on Port Beef

With
the presidential election and the end of his term looming, Agriculture
Minister Anton Apriyanto seems to believe that he alone has the right
to decide what meat is halal and what meat isn’t, no matter what the
Indonesian Council of Ulema, Coordinating Ministry for the Economy or
the trade minister might have to say.

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Halal on the health menu

| 28/05/2009 | Reply
Halal on the health menu

Australia: CASEY Hospital will now have a range of more than 20 Halal meals on offer for patients. Southern Health’s
Director of Support Services, Veronica Jamison, said the approach was
approved by the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils and compliant
with the Department of Human Services Victorian Nutrition Standards.

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A New Australian Delicacy now Available

| 16/05/2009 | Reply
A New Australian Delicacy now Available

Here’s an article showing a new Halal business opportunity with Halal quail being introduced into the Halal marketplace.

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Australia intents to boost Brunei Halal Brand

| 14/04/2009 | Reply
Australia intents to boost Brunei Halal Brand

THE
opportunity to further enhance trade cooperation between Brunei and
Australia particularly in promoting Brunei Halal Brand, seem to be wide
open with a business delegation from Australia expected to be in the
Sultanate later this year.





Speaking to The Brunei Times, the
National President of Australia-Brunei Darussalam Business Council
(Australia) and Councillor, Adelaide City Council Francis Wong, spoke
of his commitment and support for the Brunei Halal Brand initiative.

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New Zealand to resume talks on live sheep export

| 26/03/2009 | Reply
New Zealand to resume talks on live sheep export

In New Zealand, negotiations to resume exports of live sheep for slaughter, mainly to the Middle East,
are continuing but Agriculture Minister David Carter says a ban will
remain unless they meet the highest welfare standards.

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Sheep shipments will slaughter NZ’s overseas image

| 25/03/2009 | Reply
Sheep shipments will slaughter NZ’s overseas image

The Minister of Agriculture
David Carter has confirmed that New Zealand wants to
resume live sheep exports with Saudi Arabia. New
Zealand stopped live sheep exports in 2003 due to concern
about our overseas trading image. Now Awassi Ltd, a
majority owned Saudi company, is seeking permission to
resume the trade.

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Australia-MLA Halal accredited brand.

| 23/01/2009 | Reply
Australia-MLA Halal accredited brand.

The global expansion of the MLA’s Halal Brand, is an important step
towards expanding markets for Australian red meat, according to Ian
Ross the Middle East regional manager for the MLA.




Ross said “with 28% of the worlds population being Moslem and with most
of these people living in countries with growing economies, its vital
the Australian red meat industry positions itself in the best possible
way to supply these important markets”.The world has over 2 billion
Moslems and the market for Halal products, exceeds US$500 billion.

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Globalisation impacts the Australian meat industry

| 23/12/2008 | Reply
Globalisation impacts the Australian meat industry

Speaking at the 2008 Australian Bureau of Agricultural and
Resource Economics (ABARE) Outlook, Glen Feist of Meat and Livestock
Australia said it was imperative that the safe and healthy status of
Australian beef be maintained, particularly in the Japanese market.
Overall, 60-70% of Australian beef and lamb is exported.

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Ex-slaughterman’s action threatens meat industry

| 07/12/2008 | Reply
Ex-slaughterman’s action threatens meat industry

Meat
Industry Association members said they were contacted by the Security
Intelligence Service (SIS) this week after Ahmed Ghanem, an
Egyptian-born halal slaughterman now living in Christchurch, published
articles on a British website decrying New Zealand slaughter methods as
inhumane and contrary to Islamic practice.

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Get halal certs, Aussie beef producers urged

| 02/12/2008 | Reply
Get halal certs, Aussie beef producers urged

PERTH:
Malaysia is encouraging Australian beef producers to get halal
certification from the Depart­ment of Islamic Development Ma­­laysia
(Jakim) to boost meat supplies in the country, said Veterinary
Ser­vices Department director-general Datuk Dr Abd Aziz Jamaluddin.

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Indonesian chefs, teachers ready to fill New Zealand market

| 30/11/2008 | Reply
Indonesian chefs, teachers ready to fill New Zealand market

Local
skilled workers will have a chance next year to try their luck in New
Zealand, which has agreed to open up to Indonesian workers as part of a
free trade agreement (FTA). The bilateral agreement, an auxiliary deal under the
ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA signed in August, will create new jobs
for chefs and semiskilled workers, Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu
said Friday.

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Live export protest across Australia

| 14/11/2008 | Reply
Live export protest across Australia


ANIMALS Australia will step up its campaign against live exports with a national day of action tomorrow. 


The animal rights group is urging its supporters to brandish petitions
at their workplace, school or university as part of its “Live Animal
Export: Indefensible” campaign.

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MLA targets Halal trade

| 04/11/2008 | Reply
MLA targets Halal trade

MEAT and Livestock Australia is counting on a strategic global
marketing campaign built around the Halal brand to help lift Australian
red meat sales in Muslim countries during what it predicts will be a
tough 12 months for the traditional meat markets.

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Australian Halal brand goes global

| 11/10/2008 | Reply
Australian Halal brand goes global

The
unique Halal brand that was developed last year by Meat & Livestock
Australia for use in the Middle East red meat market has now gone
global.The brand, which supports the majority of Australian-produced
Halal red meat sold in the Middle East, is now set to appear with
Australian red meat sold in Islamic countries around the world.

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