Strict export standards to reduce animal cruelty

The northern cattle industry says the rollout of the world's strictest export regulations should greatly reduce the chance of animal welfare breaches.

From January 1, all Australian export markets will be covered by the Export Supply Chain Assurance System, which will track animals from the farm gate to slaughter, ensuring welfare standards are applied.

The regulations were established after graphic footage of animal cruelty in Indonesian abattoirs was aired on ABC's Four Corners more than 18 months ago.

Bernie Brosnan from the Northern Territory Live Exporters Association says the new system is the toughest in the world.

"We're up there, we're at the top of the chain - there is no other country around the world that has the same regulatory standards or guidelines imposed upon them," Mr Brosnan said.

He says the system will also help create long-term market security.

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