Statement On China’s Reinstatement Of Export Approvals

Comments attributable to NFF President, David Jochinke

We welcome today’s announcement of the reinstatement of export approvals for five Australian meat processing facilities into China.

This is another important step in the right direction towards improving our trading relationship with one of Australia’s major partners.

This builds on the welcome lifting of restriction on wine imports announced in March this year.

Australian agriculture is a trade dependent sector, exporting more than 70% of what it produces and China is a valued trading partner for Australian farmers.

We thank Ministers Don Farrell, Penny Wong and Murray Watt for their tireless work to resolve these suspensions.

We will continue to work with the government as it progresses the resolution of remaining trade impediments for the meat and rock lobster sectors.

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