Exporter says Saudi live export trade opportunity at risk

AUSTRALIA could be permanently cut off from potentially its biggest market for live sheep – Saudi Arabia — if it did not resolve access issues between the two countries, according to a Western Australian exporter. Emanuel Exports managing director Graham Daws also believes re-establishing the Saudi live export trade is important to the signing of a free trade agreement with the Gulf Co-operation Council. Saudi Arabia this week approved South African livestock imports after last week temporarily banning sheep from its biggest supplying country Somalia, yet Australia has been unable to negotiate re-entry into the valuable Middle East market. The…

Source: Sheep Central
Exporter says Saudi live export trade opportunity at risk