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24 November 2021
Australian Trade Minister and Member for Wannon Dan Tehan has welcomed a resumption of canola-seed exports to Pakistan after a five-year wait.
Mr Tehan said the Federal Government was supporting Australian exporters to reach new markets and the Pakistan deal was a major breakthrough.
He said Australian canola-
seed producers could resume exporting later this year after the government worked with Pakistani authorities to resolve phytosanitary and technical import issues.
He said he expected the deal to generate significant revenue for exporters and support jobs and businesses.
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Pakistan imported $426-
million in canola in 2020. Australia last exported $30-million in canola to the growing market in 2016-17.
Mr Tehan said the government support for exporters came through a $73-million Agribusiness Expansion Initiative and with help from Austrade.
“Exporters are helping to drive Australia’s economic recovery while creating jobs and supporting local businesses and communities,” he said.
“Our government is supporting exporters to diversify their customer base by proactively pursuing new free trade agreements and programs like the Agribusiness Expansion Initiative and IFAM that help businesses succeed internationally.”
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