Why the EU trade deal fell over: Watt's behind-the-scenes look

Shan Goodwin
Updated November 6 2023 - 5:47pm, first published November 2 2023 - 11:30am
Agriculture Minister Murray Watt speaking at the Australian Meat Industry Council 2023 conference in Queensland yesterday.
Agriculture Minister Murray Watt speaking at the Australian Meat Industry Council 2023 conference in Queensland yesterday.

The collapse of the European Union free trade deal talks came down to the low volumes of beef, sheepmeat, dairy and sugar the Europeans were prepared to take and - particularly in beef's case - the conditions they sought to attach, Agriculture Minister Murray Watt has revealed.

Shan Goodwin

Shan Goodwin

National Agriculture Writer - Beef

Shan Goodwin steers ACM’s national coverage of the beef industry. Shan has worked as a journalist for 30 years, the majority of that with agricultural publications. She spent many years as The Land’s North Coast reporter and has visited beef properties and stations throughout the country and overseas. She treats all breeds equally. Contact 0427686187. E: s.goodwin@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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