Car­ri­ers de­mand an­swers

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THE pres­i­dent of the Live­stock and Ru­ral Trans­port As­so­ci­a­tion of WA (LRTAWA), Andy Ja­cob, has called for more trans­parency about why WA’s largest sheep ex­porter has had its ex­port li­cence can­celled.

Mr Ja­cob said some of his mem­bers would be so badly af­fected that their busi­nesses would be wound up.

“We have mem­bers that have not car­ried a sheep for more than nine weeks, which has had a se­ri­ous im­pact on their cash flow and abil­ity to meet their com­mit­ments,” he said.

“With such se­vere im­pli­ca­tions for trans­porters and oth­ers in the sup­ply chain it is crit­i­cal we un­der­stand ex­actly what has caused this de­ci­sion.

“In­dus­try has been very open in ac­cept­ing the need for con­tin­u­ous im­prove­ment and it is im­por­tant we all learn from this sit­u­a­tion.”

Mr Ja­cob said he was seek­ing recog­ni­tion that the im­pact of the de­ci­sion would have far reach­ing ram­i­fi­ca­tions.

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