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European Union Cattle Accreditation Scheme

Australian beef producers have the opportunity to supply cattle for the European Union supply chain, provided the meet the market's requirements around traceability and HGP-free status.

The European Union Cattle Accreditation Scheme (EUCAS) is a national animal production scheme that guarantees full traceability of all animals through the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS). EUCAS allows Australia to meet EU market requirements for beef by segregating cattle that have never been treated with HGPs.

About the EU market

The European Union (EU) offers a reliable, high-value opportunity for Australian beef, despite access to the market traditionally being restricted due to tariffs and quotas.

Australia’s beef access to the EU is via a 7,150 tonne country specific ‘Hilton’ quota (with a 20% in quota tariff) and shared access to a 45,000 tonne grainfed beef quota. More information on Australian beef market access here.

More information

For information on EUCAS requirements click here

EUCAS helpline
Phone: 1800 305 544
Email: eucas@agriculture.gov.au