Kangaroo and the China Free Trade Agreement


This project will undertake research to further develop the kangaroo industry by increasing the export of meat and skins. The project will raise the profile of kangaroo products in the ChinaAustralia Free Trade Agreement negotiation. It will undertake research to seek to ensure any FTA gives kangaroo products the most favourable possible entry tariff into China. It will also attempt to remove the existing prohibitive restrictions on kangaroo product trade under SARSrelated wildlife trade regulations. As a additional benefit the research may generate greater imperative to finalise a phytosanitary access protocol for kangaroo meat into China. These are all essential in order to enable the China market to realise its potential and deliver an alternate significant volume market for the industry. Both DFAT and AQIS have been consulted and are supportive of this project.



Research Organisation

Lenah Consulting

Objective Summary

Creating the most favourable possible regulatory environment in China for the sale of kangaroo products.

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Project Start Date

Friday, July 25, 2008

Project Completion Date

Monday, June 15, 2009

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Safeguarding Australia

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

KAN-Enhance industry success through targeted industry-specific RD&E