LNP Leader and Shadow Trade Minister Deb Frecklington has welcomed the Federal Coalition’s progression of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal with ten other countries around Asia and the Americas, due to be formally signed in March.
“Reports that the TPP is back on track is good news for Queensland, especially our agricultural producers,” Ms Frecklington said.
“I’m confident this trade deal will boost Queensland’s exports and drive economic growth in our state.
“This is all about jobs for Queenslanders right across the state.
“It’s particularly exciting to see increased access for Queensland’s beef industry into Japan with a reduction of tariffs.
“We know we have the best beef here in Queensland and the TPP will help us share it with our neighbours.
“I’m also looking forward to seeing Queensland industry capitalise on access to markets like Canada, Mexico and Vietnam.”