Live exports to Libya set to resume

AUSTRALIA - Australia will export live animals to Libya for the first time in eight years after representatives from the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday.
calendar icon 9 May 2007
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Under the MoU, the industry will have to adhere to the highest of animal welfare standards, including a comprehensive inspection regime as well as a secure quarantine holding facility in Libya. Australia exported up to 265,000 head of live cattle per year to Libya in the 1990s before the trade ceased in 1999. The value of the trade is now predicted to reach approximately $40 million.

After meeting with Meat and Livestock Australia last week, representatives from the Libyan Government are also reportedly interested in discussing meat import protocols with their Australian Government counterparts.

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