Original article by Ean Higgins
The Australian – Page: 8 : 30-Aug-19
Trade expert Alan Oxley says the proposed trade deal between the US and Japan is likely to have an impact on Australia’s beef exports. The nation is the biggest supplier of beef to Japan at present, and the trade deal will reduce Australia’s competitive advantage over the US with regard to Japan’s beef import tariffs. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has sought to downplay concerns about the US-Japan trade deal, noting that Australian beef exports to Japan reached record levels in 2018.
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