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Market access sought for PH’s agriculture products entering Australia

The Department of Agriculture (DA) had sought to improve trade relations with Australia, seeking the latter to open up its market for more agriculture products coming from the Philippines.

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol had recently met with the Ambassador of Australia to the Philippines H.E. Steven J. Robinson to discuss reinforcement of trade agreements between the Philippines and Australia.

The two leaders also talked about giving market access to some of Philippine agricultural products such as bananas in Australia.

During the meeting, Piñol shared the reforms in the agriculture sector that had been undertaken, which enabled DA to be more open and flexible in its trade relations.

For his part, Robinsons said Australia is “committed in progressing our trade relations” with the Philippines.

“The future looks bright and there are lots of opportunities that can be explored,” Robinson said.

Robinson, who had his first taste of banana wedges during the meeting, exclaimed his appreciation for the Filipino product and announced that he is already a fan.


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