The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) offers a historic opportunity to address a broad range of distortions affecting Australian dairy producers, and to
ensure consumers throughout the region involved have access to safe, high quality Australian products.
of the world’s GDP*. Included in this round up are key Australian dairy export markets such as Japan, Singapore and Malaysia, as well as competitor
countries such as New Zealand and the USA.
these exports (worth $425 million in 2013/14) go to Japan.
dairy products and more subtle trade distorting non-tariff measures such as the European Union’s aggressive stance on Geographical Indications, as
demonstrated in their trade agreement with Canada.
pervasive. For the TPP to be commercially meaningful, markets like Canada and Japan must demonstrate that they are prepared to significantly increase
their existing dairy market access positions.
opportunity, the TPP must be ambitious, comprehensive and commercially meaningful.
meeting planned to follow the negotiators talks did not take place with the US Congress yet to pass the crucial Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) Bill.