Australia Broadcasting Corporation
Korea pledges to include agriculture in FTA
Assurances by the Korean Government, that agriculture will be included in a Free Trade Agreement with Australia, is sure to please local beef producers.
In the past, agriculture has been the sticking point for free trade deals with Korea, most notoriously with the United States.
Minister Kim Jong-Hoon says the vulnerability of Korean farmers means certain sensitivities need to be considered in any negotiations.
The Cattle Council of Australia says a deal to protect Australia’s beef market must be done fast.