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Australian rice gains long-term access to South Korean market
RICE growers have won long-term access to the South Korean market in a deal worth up to $7 million.

The agreement, after months of talks, will boost the water-intensive industry, which has been hammered by successive droughts in recent years.

South Korea - one of the world's biggest consumers of rice - has agreed to take 10,000 tonnes of Australian brown rice every year for the next decade.

"This breakthrough follows extensive high-level government negotiations between our two countries," federal Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran said. "Work has been under way over the past six months to refine the specifications, to facilitate commercially viable trade.

"South Korea is the eighth largest per capita consumer of rice, and this new access confirms the reputation of Australian ricegrowers as among the most efficient in the world."

Australia's monopoly rice exporter, SunRice, welcomed the deal, but could not put a price on the deal.

Drought, however, has had a devastating effect on the industry, which is confined to irrigation areas in the Riverina region of NSW and a handful of farms over the border in Victoria.
MGR Archive 20.7.2006
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