Comment: How likely are significant imports of US beef to Australia next year?

IN WHAT may prove to be an awkward coincidence for regulators, the beef import risk assessment report released yesterday (see today’s separate story) has been filed the same week that the fisheries industry battles an outbreak of disease in wild-caught and farmed prawns in Queensland. The white spot disease, previously unseen in Australia, is widely suspected to have been introduced via imported seafood from Asia. Successive Australian governments have maintained a conservative, but not a ‘zero’ risk approach to the management of such biosecurity risks. This approach is expressed in terms of Australia’s ALOP (Appropriate Level of Protection), which the…

Source: Beef Central
Comment: How likely are significant imports of US beef to Australia next year?