Australian Government backs new Indonesian 'halal law'

 

 

Australia's trade minister has backed new Indonesian laws that will require all meat sold in the Muslim majority nation apart from pork to be halal certified.

From October 2019, Australian beef cattle and sheep will have to have their throats cut, before or after they are stunned, to be widely marketed in the world's biggest Muslim country.

Trade Minister Steven Ciobo, who visited Indonesia for three days last week, has backed the new laws, which had input from religious clerics.

Australia supplies 80 per cent of Indonesia's beef, marking a huge slice of the nation's $9 billion beef export industry.

 

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