AFTINET Submission to DFAT on the Japan-Aus FTA (2007)
Negotiations between Australia and Japan begun in April 2007 and have made slow progress since. Australia has specific interest in increased agricultural exports to Japan in the areas of beef, dairy, rice, wheat and sugar. In response to these demands there was widespread opposition from the farming communities, the traditional support base for the Japanese government.
For more information see our 2007 Submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.