Vietnam slams Australia’s prawn ban Business

Vietnam slams Australia’s prawn ban

The Vietnamese Government has accused Australia of "causing serious damage" to its prawn farmers and exporters and has asked the Federal Government to reconsider the ban on uncooked prawn imports.
Indonesia: Search continues for missing plane World

Indonesia: Search continues for missing plane

Search is still underway on October 3 for Indonesia’s missing Aviastar passenger plane which reportedly lost contact on the previous night near Palopo in South Sulawesi province.
World

Philippines bans China poultry imports

The Philippines' Department of Agriculture on January 21 said that it has banned imports of poultry and related products from China after the country confirmed an outbreak of the H5N2 strain of bird flu in the northern province of Hebei, China.
Society

Ministry moves to ensure imported fruit safety

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has splashed out 1.5 million USD on three machines designed to monitor pesticide levels on fruit in an attempt to enhance food safety on imports.