Tasmania’s peak farming organisation has welcomed the formal signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) in New Zealand yesterday.
TFGA President Wayne Johnston said that this latest significant milestone meant that an improvement in long-term trading conditions was one step closer for many Tasmanian farmers.
“We understand that the partnership is a positive step for many sectors of the Australian agricultural community. Benefits will inevitably flow through to our State, particularly in the areas of beef and dairy,” Mr Johnston said.
“This will help cement Tasmania’s already well established economic relationships with TPP countries like Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam.”
The TFGA has also joined the calls for the TPP to be swiftly ratified.
“Tasmanian farmers would like to see it in place as soon as possible to ensure that our sector, and the State’s economy, can promptly capitalise on any new business opportunities.”