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Free trade deal with China could remove hundreds of millions of dollars in dairy tariffs over a decade

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 15:23 Published in News & Updates

Australia - The Australian dairy industry and Chinese importers of Australian dairy goods could save more than $630 million in tariff duties over a decade, if Australia gets a free trade agreement with China that matches New Zealand's deal, according to industry analysis..Read more 

Aus dairy farmers want same perks as Kiwi counterparts in China FTA

Thursday, 30 October 2014 16:00 Published in News & Updates

Australia - The nine-year negotiating marathon with China about a Free Trade Agreement is entering its final stages. Australian dairy farmers have been lobbying for the same perks enjoyed by their New Zealand counterparts since 2008. They say they lost out on agreements with Japan and Korea..Read more 

Farmer Power to protest over loss of dairy industry competition fears

Friday, 17 October 2014 16:32 Published in News & Updates

Australia - Activist group Farmer Power will today stage a protest over a proposal by a consortium to implement vertical integration into the south-west dairy industry. Farmer Power will rally at a farmers’ forum in Colac to be addressed by federal trade minister Andrew Robb. Vertical integration is when a company has control over its supply,..Read more 

Dairy farmers bank on Chinese free trade deal cash cow

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 16:04 Published in News & Updates

Australia - After 10 years of negotiations, China looks set to finally sign a free-trade agreement with Prime Minister Tony Abbott at the G20 meeting in Brisbane next month. Dairy farmers and manufacturers who sell milk powder, infant formula and a small amount of fresh milk to the Chinese are hoping the deal..Read more 

With a free trade deal Australia can win China’s dairy market

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 15:52 Published in News & Updates

Global demand for internationally traded dairy products is now dominated by China. Although Australia has benefited from this, with annual dairy exports to China now worth over A$500 million, the growth has been much slower than what New Zealand has achieved. Latest New Zealand statistics to June 2014 show..Read more