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Australian producers accuse Europe of dumping

by 5m Editor
28 January 2004, at 12:00am

UK - Following the introduction by Brussels this week of export subsidies, Australian pig producers have called on their government to investigate anti-dumping measures.

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Australian Pork Limited says the export subsidies may reduce prices paid to Australian producers. "Pork imports are already at record levels, and these new subsidies will exacerbate the problem," said APL chairman Dr Paul Higgins.

"They're going to subsidise for middles to come to Australia by about 40 cents a kilo; what that means is that it becomes the new benchmark for the price of middles in Australia, which reduces our price on that basis as well; so we would expect prices to fall by that amount."

Source: National Pig Association - 28th January 2004

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