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Australian Lobster Export Update #2

As reported in the media today there were some clearance delays in China on Friday and Saturday for some Australian lobster shipments as new inspection processes were being implemented. The industry has been working closely with authorities to understand these new inspection processes. We expect that the situation will become clearer now that normal business has resumed following the weekend.

There are positive signs today with the Chinese authorities undertaking additional testing over the weekend and confirmation that delayed consignments are starting to clear customs.

Australia’s lobster industry values the mutually beneficial trading relationship it has enjoyed with China for many decades. We are proud to send the best quality seafood for our friends in China to enjoy special occasions with their families. We remain confident that this will continue, underpinned by the Australian rock lobster industry’s reputation as a global leader in quality, reliability and food safety.

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