The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) said today (Friday) its restrictions on British meat exports would not be lifted until the world animal health organisation, OIE, verifies that the UK is FMD free. Australia's decision comes despite an agreement by the European Union to lift all restrictions on the export of British meat following Tuesday's official declaration by the UK's Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) that the country is now free of the disease.