Analysis

Is red meat market access more than removing tariffs?

By Steve Martyn
Updated April 19 2022 - 5:46am, first published January 20 2022 - 12:00am
More to FTAs than tariffs

The Australian government has been spruiking the benefits of recent trade agreements under negotiation. Free Trade Agreements / Closer Economic Relationships have been of major importance over the years to the Australian red meat industry especially when we seek to put up to 80 per cent of our production on export markets. Because most countries have some form of livestock industry to protect, red meat is usually considered a "sensitive product" and often one of the last categories agreed to in these negotiations.

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