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Sunday, January 01, 2006

Growers voice concern over Taiwan import changes. 02/01/2006. ABC News Online

Growers voice concern over Taiwan import changes. 02/01/2006. ABC News Online

Tasmanian fruit growers is concerned a Taiwanese move to block Australian fruit exports will cost millions of dollars.

Taiwan is still negotiating new biosecurity arrangements that will effectively strip Tasmania of its fruit-fly-free status.

Tasmania exports 300 tonnes of cherries, valued at $6 million, to Taiwan each year.

Fruit Growers Tasmania president Tim Reid says with a smaller crop of cherries this year, the impact of the decision will not be immediately felt because producers can sell the cherries interstate.

But Mr Reid says the impact will be significant in the long-term.

"The most disappointing part is that we are not able to provide continuity of supply to our importers in Taiwan," he said.

"And we are fearful that they will now start to source product from our competitors in Chile, making it difficult for us to re-enter the market next year and beyond."

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