The pork industry in Fiji may be in trouble due to subsidised pork imports.
Pork products deriving from imported pork, could be on sale for 10% less than local product supply.
According to a report, the Australian-branded imported products, are made from pork produced in Europe and Canada's heavily subsidised markets
Chairman of the Pig Farmers Association of Fiji, Simon Cole stated that "There's going to be a tightening, we're going to lose farmers, we're going to lose production to a subsidised product, and that just doesn't seem to make sense."
He added that the Fijian industry does compete with Australian growers but not government subsidised industries as Canada's.
"Our industry here is not subsidised and we do compete therefore at a world trade level and I think that's an important benchmark.”
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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