United Arab Emirates

International meat bodies welcome new global trade deal

International meat trade bodies welcome new WTO global deal

By Keith Nuthall

The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA) has welcomed the striking of a new global trade deal by the World Trade Organization (WTO), which should ease import and customs procedures that can slow the delivery of meat and livestock to export customers.

GCC has lifted ban on Irish beef and lamb

GCC lifts ban on Irish beef and sheepmeat

By Carina Perkins

Ireland’s agriculture minister has welcomed a decision by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Food Safety Committee to officially lift bans on exports of Irish beef and sheepmeat to the GCC region.

Australia red meat exports to MENA soar

Australia red meat exports to MENA soar

By Carina Perkins

Australia recorded record red meat exports to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) last month, according to the latest figures from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

Rift Valley Fever can lead to demands for livestock culls

EU warned over Rift Valley Fever

By Keith Nuthall

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has advised the European Union (EU) to launch a series of studies to help assess the risk of Rift Valley Fever being introduced to livestock and humans in north Africa and the Middle East, potentially threatening...

India’s goat exports suffer supply chain setback

India’s goat exports suffer supply chain setback

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

A steep rise and then, within a few years, an equally steep fall in the exports of goat meat from India has exposed failings within the country’s supply chain, say industry experts.

Oman opens to Canadian cattle

Oman opens to Canadian cattle

By Carina Perkins

Oman has opened its doors to live cattle imports from Canada in an agreement worth an estimated $900,000 annually to the Canadian livestock industry,

Australia criticised over live exports

Australia criticised over live exports

By Carina Perkins

The Australian government has once again come under fire over live exports after a news report revealed that exported breeding cows and sheep are suffering abuse in the Middle East.

Scotch Beef targets UAE

Scotch Beef targets UAE

By Melodie Michel

Scottish industry association Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is looking to promote the Scotch Beef brand in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), now that the UK has received export certification from the Middle Eastern country.