Aon is advising exporters to reconfirm worldwide orders before shipping their cargo to prevent unexpected costs
UK meat and byproducts could face rejection beyond the EU following the foot and mouth outbreak, said Aon.
The broker is advising exporters to reconfirm worldwide orders before shipping their cargo to prevent unexpected costs, such as redirecting and relabelling, if their meat is rejected.
Gill Bewes, UK broking manager for Aon's marine team, said: "Back in February, we saw a similar reaction to the UK poultry farmers when countries such as Russia, Japan and South Korea rejected cargo due to the strain of avian flu discovered in the UK.
In the event of rejection, meat exporters can claim from their rejection risks cover. This is an extension of a standard cargo policy which covers the meat for loss, damage or deterioration.