Australian potato farmers are enjoying improved access to the Thai market with two key commitments now realised under the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA).
Thailand has now implemented zero tariffs and the removal of tariff rate quotas that limited the volume that could access the lower TAFTA tariff rate for Australian seed and processing potatoes.
Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the removal of limits was a boost for potato farmers.
“This is an important market access improvement for the Australian potato industry,” Minister Littleproud said. “In addition to being exempt from tariffs, Australian farmers can now export seed and processing potatoes at any time of the year. This is a fantastic outcome for our producers and exporters who already have well-established relationships with Thai buyers.
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