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Aussie Protectionism, Jim Hubbard, Hawke’s Bay Today, 20 October 2000.

Despite the ‘blossoming’ of free trade between the two countries under CER, New Zealand sees the continuing exclusion of apples as another devious Australian ploy. The Australians say New Zealand has fireblight, bacterial disease; New Zealand apple growers claim it attacks blossoms and the fruit is unaffected. The Australian government says it’s quarantine issue; New Zealand calls it restrictive trade practice. The situation has been further muddied by recent claims that fireblight has been discovered in Australia.

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