Australia approves livestock exports to S'pore for Korban
Australia's Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has given the go-ahead for livestock to be exported to Singapore for the upcoming Korban.
In a statement, the Department's Acting Secretary Paul Morris said Australia is pleased to approve the request to export livestock to Singapore.
He said this is particularly so given that Australian exporters have supplied livestock to Singapore for the Korban festival for many years.
Under a new export legislation in force in Australia, approval for export livestock can only be granted by the country's Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
To approve an export application, the Department requires a fully compliant ESCAS submission from the exporter.
ESCAS is short for Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System.
It is meant to help ensure that Australian livestock exported overseas for slaughter will be treated according to animal welfare standards set by the World Organisation for Animal Health.
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