Free trade agreements are vitally important to Australian agriculture.
More than 80% of Australia’s farm exports go to countries which have signed FTAs with Australia.
The European Union remains one of the few unrealised opportunities with respect to new FTAs.
The success of Australian agriculture is heavily linked to international trade. More than 70% of our farm production is exported. Unfortunately, recent multilateral efforts to lower barriers to trade have struggled to make an impact.
As a result, free trade agreements (FTAs) have become the main tool for driving trade liberalisation.
The NFF is calling on the Federal Government to strike a deal with the EU that provides Australia’s farm commodities with tariff-free and quota-free access to the EU market.
To read more about the NFF’s position on an Australian – EU FTA, click the image below: