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Re: Indonesia silent on cattle import numbers
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 11:33:38 PM »
You've got to wonder whether this is the reason why DAFF is dragging the proverbial chain on the investigation into the latest atrocities in Indonesia...we can't hurt their feelings umtil they've issued the quotas, can we?

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 11:31:52 PM »
An Australian livestock export company says there are rumours that Indonesia could increase its cattle import quota.

Sid Parker, from South East Asian Livestock Services, says Indonesian exporters are expecting the quota to be increased from 60,000 head of Australian cattle to 120,000 head over the next three months.

He says the increase would be hugely beneficial for the live export industry, but has stressed there's no confirmation the quota will change.

"We've heard that the quota for the next three months could increase to 120,000," he said.

"That rumour's coming from Indonesian exporters.

"That increase would make a big difference, because it's very hard for exporters to keep their ships running at the present time because there's no permits.

"But it's all a waiting game for exporters at the moment."

The Indonesian Foreign Minister, Marty Natalegawa, was asked about the potential quota increase at a press conference in Canberra today, but was unable to confirm or deny the rumours.

By Paul Sutherland

Thursday, 15/03/2012

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201203/s3454357.htm