The Indonesia–Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector is a bilateral initiative with the aim to develop a competitive, efficient and sustainable Australia–Indonesia red meat and cattle industry as part of a globally competitive supply chain. In order to do this effectively the partnership is seeking to establish a better understanding of the region through targeted research and surveys. To that end three RFTs have been released this week to gather data on Indonesia’s logistic processes, infrastructure and beef eating habits.
The three RFTs close on the 19th Jun 17 and cover the following areas:
(1) understanding and addressing constraints associated with logistics and processes along cattle and red meat supply chain. Efficient logistics and processes will improve profitability and animal welfare throughout the supply chain. The proposed Study relates specifically to existing cattle supply chains and related logistic chain issues associated with the supply of cattle imported from Australia to final destinations across Indonesia. (Funding up to $330,000 GST inclusive)
(2) understanding beef consumption and preference trends. This information is critical to Indonesian policy makers to understand production and supply options, price, and demand for various beef products. With the demand in beef likely to increase with the growth of the Indonesian middle class, greater certainty and predictability of beef consumption and preference trends in Indonesia is required to effectively prepare for this increased demand. (Funding up to $385,000 GST inclusive)
(3) understanding the feasibility of Bonded Logistic Zones. High logistics costs and inadequate infrastructure have been blamed for hampering growth and reducing the international competitiveness of Indonesian industries. In response, the Indonesian Government has established bonded logistics zones (BLZs) for some manufacturing industries that offer delayed payment of import duties, and exemption from value-added tax and sales tax on imported intermediary goods in order to improve competitiveness. (funding up to $192,500 GST inclusive)
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