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Monday, 9 December 2002
Page: 7529


Senator O'Brien asked the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, upon notice, on 18 November 2002:

With reference to advice on page 102 of the department's annual report for 2001-02 that, `15 new markets were opened as a result of technical access work and access to 12 existing markets was improved': (a) which 15 new markets were opened to Australia; and (b) which 12 existing markets offered improved access to Australia, in the 2001-02 financial year.


Senator Ian Macdonald (Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation) —The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(a) The following table shows the 15 new markets that were opened in 2001-02 as a result of technical market access work:

Country

Commodity

Egypt

Cattle: Breeding

Indonesia

Pigs: Semen

Malaysia

Camelids

Malaysia

Cattle: Feeder

New Caledonia

Horse: Semen

New Zealand

Fruit: Tomatoes

New Zealand

Plant: Fruitfly - Area Freedom (Ord River)

Peoples Republic of China

Camelids

Poland

Cattle: Breeding

Poland

Cattle: Embryos

Poland

Cattle: Semen

Poland

Fish and Fish Products

Poland

Meat Edible: All Meat

Qatar

Cattle: Breeding

Singapore

Eggs and Egg Products

(b) The following table shows the 12 existing markets where access was improved in 2001-02:

Country

Commodity

Brazil

Dairy

European Union

Fish and Fish Products

European Union

Meat Edible: Beef

Fiji

Meat Edible: Casings

France

Meat Edible: All Meat

Japan

Fruit: Intransit Treatment

Mauritius

Cattle: Slaughter

Peoples Republic of China

Cattle: Embryos

Peoples Republic of China

Cattle: Semen

Peoples Republic of China

Grain: Barley

Peoples Republic of China

Grain: Wheat

Vietnam

Cattle: Breeding