A landmark trade agreement between Australia and Indonesia is a major boost for south-west farmers, creating expanded export opportunities, according to a local MP.
Member for Wannon Dan Tehan said the agreement would open up new pathways and greater access to the Indonesian economy as well as the ability for businesses in Wannon to expand and strengthen their supply chains.
“I expect this agreement will not only help local businesses to grow into overseas markets but will also create more local job opportunities," he said.
“This is a win for the local dairy farmers, beef producers, grain growers, winemakers and many more.”
Mr Tehasn said the agreement would help forge stronger economic ties with one of the country's major trading partners and provide businesses and investors with more access to Indonesia’s trillion‐dollar economy.
He said the Indonesia trade deal will deliver greater certainty for thousands of Australian businesses, farmers and investors.
"It will also open new doors for Australian services industries including education, telecommunications, tourism, transport and health," he said.
"This landmark agreement forms part of the Coalition Government’s ambitious trade agenda that aims to support business to grow and create more jobs for Australians," he said.
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