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Appendix 11: Market access

Table 60 Market access gained, 2010–11
Market access gained, 2010–11 Achievement
Maize seed for sowing and rose nursery stock to Ecuador Achieved market access for maize seed for sowing and rose nursery stock to Ecuador
Mango nursery stock to Peru Achieved market access for mango nursery stock to Peru
Sorghum seed for sowing to Bolivia Achieved market access for sorghum seed for sowing to Bolivia
Live slaughter and feeder cattle and slaughter sheep to Turkey Restored the live cattle and sheep trades to Turkey after reaching agreement on amendments to animal health conditions
Salmon roe to Chile Achieved market access for a one-off export of Australian salmon eggs under special conditions
Queen honey bees to Canada After being suspended for some years, exports of queen honey bees from eastern Australia to Canada recommenced in early 2011. Access to this market had been previously restricted to honey bees from Western Australia
Bovine semen to Mongolia Health conditions were agreed, leading to new market access
Summerfruit and cherries to Taiwan Restored market access for peaches, nectarines and cherries to Taiwan
Abalone to the European Union Restored market access for abalone into the European Union
Eucalyptus logs to India Achieved market access for eucalyptus logs to India
Table grapes to China Achieved market access for table grapes to China


Table 61 Market access improved, 2010–11
Market access improved, 2010–11 Achievement
Cottonseed for stock feed to the United States Improved market access for cottonseed for stock feed to the United States after obtaining improvement in fumigation protocols
Macadamia nuts to India Improved market access for macadamia nuts to India using heat treatment as an alternative to methyl bromide
Live finfish to Malaysia Negotiated improved animal health requirements for live finfish for ornamental and aquaculture purposes
Citrus to the United States Gained improved market access for citrus to the United States after obtaining approval for new cold disinfestation schedules for Mediterranean fruit fly and Queensland fruit fly
Citrus to Korea Gained improved market access for citrus to Korea after import requirements for citrus were revised to include 3°C cold disinfestation
Live breeder cattle to Taiwan Agreed an export protocol for the export of live breeder cattle to Taiwan
Citrus and table grapes to Indonesia Gained improved market access for citrus and table grapes to Indonesia after reaching agreement on the use of in-transit cold disinfestation treatments
Red meat to Russia Signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Meat and Meat Products to provide greater transparency for red meat exports to Russia
Korean approval of new Australian Export Meat Inspection System Market access improved after Korean approval of a meat establishment operating under the new Australian Export Meat Inspection System. The approval was followed up by a visit from Korean officials to view the new system in action


Table 62 Market access maintained, 2010–11
Market access maintained, 2010–11 Achievement
Cattle and sheep to various countries, including China, Indonesia, Israel and Saudi Arabia Maintained market access for cattle and sheep
Cattle and sheep genetic material (semen and embryos) to a number of countries including Argentina, Chile, the European Union and the United States Maintained market access for cattle and sheep genetic materials
United States approval of new Australian Export Meat Inspection System Maintained market access for meat products after the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service advised that it had determined Australia’s revised inspection arrangements were ‘equivalent’ to its requirements
Dairy to Indonesia Confirmed Indonesia’s approval of Australia’s existing dairy export establishments, allowing Australia to continue to export to Indonesia under new dairy food safety regulations
Kangaroo products to the European Union Maintained market access for kangaroo products through the decision of the Petition Committee of the European Parliament to close the petition to ban the importation of kangaroo products into the EU
Dairy to Taiwan Signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the waiver of import food safety inspection of dairy products to Taiwan
Beef to Korea Maintained market access for beef to Korea after Korea modified its proposal to require imported beef to be identified by the Bill of Lading number at the point of retail sale
Dairy and fish to Vietnam Maintained market access for dairy and fish after Vietnam amended its regulations for the registration and inspection of export establishments to exempt dairy and fish
Irradiated food products to Korea Maintained market access for irradiated food products to Korea after successfully negotiating changes to Korea’s proposed labelling requirements
Kangaroo products to California Maintained market access for kangaroo products to California after legislation was passed to continue a suspension on the ban of kangaroo products for sale, allowing trade to continue

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