Volume 8 Number 1, January/February 1998, pp. 27-29
Standing Committee on Agriculture and Resource Management Working
Group Report on Gene Technology Regulation in Agriculture
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Australia has been markedly successful in agriculture innovation and
it will be essential to continue this tradition if it is to remain a
producer of agricultural commodities of global significance. In addition,
the country's natural resource endowments and cost reducing technologies
are crucial for international competitiveness. These advantages are less
crucial in markets for semiprocessed and consumerready products. Here,
more important factors are product characteristics and nonprice factors
such as enhanced quality, product differentiation, the regulatory
environment, and trade policies.
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