Unhappy with the new charges proposed by the Dept of Ag, Ms Penfold of Australian Live Exporters Council (ALEC) has requested "an urgent package of changes to offset the costs that now threaten the viability and sustainability of the live trade". Taxpayer funded changes?
ALEC question the efficiency of the department...and VALE would have to agree (nice to have some common ground). Perhaps DAFF would consider outsourcing the documentation and certification for live export to VALE. VALE would be most happy to provide a competitive tender and we could guarantee careful checking, diligence, timely turnarounds and meticulous filing for all certification, voyage reports etc at a fraction of the cost!