Horticulture producers in Australia have high hopes that a trade deal with India will open a new lucrative market for Australia’s high quality fruit and vegetables.
While the trade agreement could bring a much needed boom to the industry. MHS Managing Director David Minnis is worried resources within the Agricultural Department is stretched and under resourced. Noting the loss of the Vietnamese market and the lack of action to get it back as an example of this.
I think the loss of Vietnam is a good example, where we moved too slowly, we didn’t react to their concerns, we haven’t allocated enough resources to satisfactorily reach a conclusion quickly.
Read the full article on the ABC Website. The article was originally posted on the 9th of January 2015.