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Fiji pig farmers rally against low priced pork imports | Pacific Beat

Fiji pig farmers rally against low priced pork imports

Fiji pig farmers rally against low priced pork imports

Updated 10 April 2013, 17:26 AEST

The Fiji Pig Association is lobbying the government to impose a 32 per cent duty on all imported pork products, to protect the local industry.

For months the Association has raised concerns about low-priced pork goods processed in Australia using subsidised pork product from Canada and Europe.

The new CEO of the livestock and crops council is backing the move, but a senior primary industries official says the industry needs to focus on production.

Presenter: Bo Hill

Speaker: Lavinia Kaumaitotoya, CEO, Fiji Crop and Livestock Council; Tomasi Tunabuna, director Animal Health and Production, Fiji Ministry of Primary Industries; Andrew Spencer, CEO, Australian Pork Limited

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