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Indonesia extends Australian seed potato access

Market opens to Victorian and South Australian suppliers, building on strong agricultural trade between two nations

Indonesia extends Australian seed potato access

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The Indonesian market beckons for Australian seed potato farmers, after market access to the South East Asian nation was extended today (16 February).

The deal paves the way for suppliers from Victoria and South Australia to commence trade immediately.

“This is a fantastic result for farmers in these two states — as major seed potato producers — and builds on current seed potato access for Western Australia,” explained Australian minister for agriculture and water resources, David Littleproud.

“The export protocol has been on the boil for a while and today we finally got it over the line - this will take an industry with a current production value of A$520.3m, to new heights.”

Two-way trade in agriculture between Australia and Indonesia was worth A$4.28bn in 2016/17.

 

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