Australian Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has welcomed the news that Indonesia have completed the domestic ratification process for the free trade deal with Australia. Littleproud said this bilateral agreement has been an objective of the Australian Government for a long time and the benefits will begin to flow from the 5th July.
“This is great news for Australian farmers and Australia’s agricultural sector,” Minister Littleproud said. “Indonesia is already our 6th largest agricultural export market. This agreement will help us see the $2.5 billion export market grow even further. There is still more work to be done on technical barriers for trade with Indonesia but this is a great basis in which to start from. The benefits will be across the board and is a reminder of how our farmers and the agriculture sector will continue to be the bedrock of our recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.”
“[...] And there will be improved access for citrus fruits such as mandarins, oranges, lemons and limes. The Nation’s farmers have been calmly going about feeding the Australia and exporting to the world. The Australian Government will stand with our farmers and continue to work to find new and expand existing markets to give them a competitive edge.”