Around 70 per cent of what Aussie farmers grow is exported for the enjoyment of consumers across the globe.
Wheat to Indonesia, wool to Italy and red meat to China are just some of our most valued trading partnerships.
Maximising free and open trade and minimising barriers is therefore directly
related to the fortunes of our farm sector.
In fact, it is intrinsically linked to agriculture reaching its goal to
be a $100 billion industry by 2030 – up from about $60 billion today.
Australian agriculture is to continue to it is vital that trade barriers –
tariffs, quotas and non-tariff barriers – are removed,” National Farmers’
Federation (NFF) CEO Tony Mahar said.
“Technical trade barriers may seem disconnected to the everyday working of a livestock or grain property for example. However, there is no doubt that such barriers between countries impact the profitability of every farm business in Australia.
“That’s why working to minimise such obstacles to open trade is at the top of the Australian farming sector’s agenda.”