August 29, 2008


Australia looks on closing beef trade agreement with Asian countries


Australian dairy farmers are keen on closing a free trade agreement with 10 Asian countries, known as the Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).


Dairy Australia's Phill Goode says the negotiators he has spoken with are optimistic. "Asean accounts for a quarter of our exports so there's a good US$500 million worth of trade going to the region," he says.


Goode said that this trade agreement really matters because the country intends to keep the growing Asian markets.

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