Farmers to weigh in on new rules for meat export

THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture and Water Resources is calling on meat producers to have their say about new rules for exporting meat products.

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The Export Rules are said to ensure access to international markets making sure Australia's reputation for reliable, high-quality meat is upheld.

With $12.2 billion worth of meat expected to be exported in 2018-19, the Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the Export Control Rules will bring in modern, flexible and streamlined export laws for farmers.

"I want to keep the doors open for Aussie meat exporters and this will give overseas markets greater confidence in our products," Minister Littleproud said.

"Our industry needs to be responsive to changing overseas market conditions without slugging our farmers," he said.

The federal Minister for Agriculture said the rules will make exporting meat straightforward and cut duplication of paperwork and processes.

"They'll clearly outline how meat should be prepared and if permits or certificates are required while maintaining the level of ov...