The governments of Singapore and Australia have agreed to a “formal, pre-emptive zoning arrangement” will facilitate the export of Australian pork to Singapore in the event of an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak. More details are available in this press release from the Australian Ministry of Agriculture.
Singapore is the largest destination for Australian pork exports, accounting for more than 30% of this year’s volume. Through July, Australia exported 22,517 mt (up 5% from a year ago), with Singapore taking just under 7,000 mt. Australia’s other pork markets are Vietnam, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong and the Philippines.