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COUNTRYMAN | Opportunities for trade emerge after agriculture delegation visits India


Opportunities for increased trade are opening up in India after 12 delegates from a broad cross-section of Australian agriculture visited the country.


The delegation, led by Agriculture Minister Murray Watt, included Grain Producers Australia Northern Grower Director, Matthew Madden.


They spent three days in Delhi and Mumbai meeting with Indian government, business and industry leaders.


Mr Madden, a northern NSW grain producer and long-time industry advocate, said while Australian grain growers had been dealing with India for some time it was the first government-led trade trip since the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement came into force on December 29 last year.


“What I took out of the trip was that there are real opportunities there,” Mr Madden said.


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