Treaty action urged

By Dairy News

THE Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) has urged the Australian Parliament to expedite binding treaty action on the already-negotiated trade deal with Peru.

Negotiations were completed with Peru in November 2017, and the agreement has twice been reviewed by the parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Treaties.

Dairy Council chair Terry Richardson said the industry had been advised that Peru has already signed off on the agreement and does not want Australia to be seen to be lagging behind where improved market access is at stake.