New trade agreement signed

TRADE AGREEMENT: Member for Tony Pasin said a new trade deal with Peru would provide great opportunities for farmers across the Barker region.

FARMERS across Barker in the dairy, grains, red meat, wine and horticulture sectors will have their tariffs to Peru slashed following this week’s historic signing of the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA).

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said PAFTA will eliminate 99.4pc of tariffs that exporters face into Peru, putting Australian farmers on equal footing with foreign competitors.

“This new trade deal is a huge win for farmers right


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