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Farmers to win from Peru free-trade deal

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November 12, 2017

Trade Minister Steven Ciobo says a free-trade agreement with Peru will benefit Australian producers.

Australia's agricultural sector is one of the biggest beneficiaries of Australia's latest free-trade agreement with Peru finalised this week, Trade Minister Steven Ciobo says.

Nine in 10 Australian goods will enter tariff-free into Peru, which has been growing at rates of six per cent over the last decade, as a result of the agreement - the negotiations for which only began in May.

"Peru is part of a plethora of countries in Latin America that makes up a fast-growing section of the global economy... We're putting a focus on Latin America," Mr Ciobo told the ABC on Sunday.

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