A landmark trade agreement between Australia and Indonesia will provide local producers with greater market access and opportunities within the region.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin said this was another major boost for the local economy.
“This agreement will open up new pathways and make Australian businesses more competitive within the Indonesian market and with other trading partners in the region,” Mr Pasin said.
“It will allow producers to take advantage of Indonesia’s growing economy particularly in our agricultural industries.
“This will not only help local businesses to grow into overseas markets, but with business growth also comes the creation of more local job opportunities,” Mr Pasin said.
Mr Pasin said the deal would see benefits for many of Barker’s agricultural sectors including:
In addition to tariff reductions the deal includes guaranteed automatic issue of import permits for products such as live cattle, frozen beef, sheep meat, feed grains, mandarins, oranges, lemons, carrots, potatoes.
This deal is a big win for our producers and exporters.
“This landmark agreement forms part of the Coalition Government’s ambitious trade agenda that aims to support business to grow and create more jobs for Australians.”