Global Markets Update

Global Markets Update
Michael FinucanWelcome to the July edition of Global markets update where we give special focus to market developments in Hong KongChinaMiddle EastUS and Indonesia.

With market access changes continuing to dominate headlines, this month’s Global wrap-up covers the key developments over the past month and the likely impacts on Australian red meat.

MLA’s International Business Management (IBM) team has had a few recent changes. Nick Meara has been appointed as the IBM in Middle East/North Africa (MENA), following his role as MLA’s Business Development Manager in MENA. David Beatty will be finishing his role in mid-July after a handover period with Nick. I would like to thank David for all his hard work over the past five years in the Middle East across both the live export and marketing programs. I also welcome Joe Zhu as the Greater China Country Manager. Joe has more than 15 years’ experience in China focused on marketing and business development in the food and beverage sectors.

Congratulations to Jack’s Creek Wagyu on winning two gold medals in the recent World Steak Challenge for ‘Best Grainfed steak’ and ‘Best Grassfed steak’. I’m not entirely sure how Jack’s Creek missed out on the top gong of ‘World’s Best Steak’ though. On the 32-member judging panel was MLA’s corporate chef, Sam Burke.  

As always, you can locate market information here, or in the QUICK LINKS section at the bottom of this e-newsletter. 

Feel free to email me at any time.

Michael Finucan
MLA General Manager, International Markets
MLA’s Michael Finucan (pictured) provides a round-up on the latest market access developments across the globe.
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Premium opportunities in MENA
Find out how MLA identifies premium red meat export opportunities for Australia in the Middle East and North Africa region.
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Going grassfed in the US
New MLA research reveals the willingness of US consumers to pay more for grassfed beef and why they’d consider purchasing it.
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Hong Kong going strong
Find out more about how Australia is meeting premium red meat demand in Hong Kong from MLA’s new Hong Kong Market snapshot.
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China: Impacts of US beef re-entry
The first air freighted consignment of US beef is due to arrive in China in mid-July. What are the likely short and longer-term impacts?
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Australia: New beef strategy
MLA is unveiling a new domestic beef marketing campaign to inspire consumers to reconnect with beef, ultimately giving them reasons to pay more for it.
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Indonesia: Indian buffalo beef impacts
It’s been a year since Indian buffalo meat legally entered Indonesia. What have been the impacts so far in Australia’s largest live cattle market?
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Red Meat 2017
Register now for Red Meat 2017, MLA’s flagship event including a tradeshow, forums, producer tour and MLA’s AGM.
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Japan Barbie Day
2 August is Japan’s official ‘Barbie Day’. If you’re in Japan, make sure you celebrate it with red meat.
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