THE signing of a new market access agreement with China, made possible by the accession into the World Trade Organisation, should boost Australia’s beef, sheep and goat meat exports to China by hundreds of millions of dollars, Trade Minister Mark Vaile said.
The protocols signed in Beijing recently will result in virtually unrestricted access to the Chinese marketplace for Australian beef, sheep and goat meat.
Australia will now begin negotiating a range of technical access arrangements with China.
“We are now getting the real trade benefits flowing from China’s WTO membership,” Mr Vaile said. “Australia’s meat exporters can now get on the front foot and begin to make real inroads into the Chinese market.”
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