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Trade announcement welcomed


29 August 2008

Trade announcement welcomed

Federated Farmers president, Don Nicolson welcomes the announcement that the free trade agreement negotiation between the Association of South East Asian Nations, Australia and New Zealand has been successful.

“The ASEAN countries represent a significant proportion of our agricultural export trade, and the announced agreement to remove tariffs on agricultural products will mean a substantial gain for our exporters and economy,” said Mr Nicolson.

“We commend the government and the work that New Zealand negotiators have put in to achieving such a great result for the country.”


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