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International trade

Mr St Clair, pursuant to notice, moved—That the House:

(1) notes the crucial importance of international trade to the ongoing growth of the Australian economy, particularly in rural regions;

(2) commends the Government for the ongoing development of bilateral trade with more and more countries;

(3) urges the Government to continue its efforts to use sanitary and phyto-sanitary protocols to gain increased access of Australian agricultural and horticultural products to Korea, Taiwan and China; and

(4) commends Australian agricultural producers for their ongoing efforts to secure such market opportunities.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for private Members' business having expired, the debate was interrupted, the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting, and Mr Wilkie was granted leave to continue his speech when the debate is resumed.