IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
← back to the state act
Inception date: 17 Aug 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import ban

Complying with the final report of the WTO Appelate Body on the Australia-New Zealand apple dispute, on 17 August 2011, the Australian government has lifted the import ban of apples from New Zealand.
In 1919 fire blight pests were discovered in New Zealand orchards. To protect farmers, Australia imposed a ban on imported apples from New Zealand in 1921 and did not lift it despite multiple appeals by New Zealand. Effectively, this 90 year old dispute has been concluded by the decision of the Australian Government after internal discussions.
 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

013 Fruits & nuts
0808 Apples, pears and quinces, fresh.
080830 Pears

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