02 Sep '11, 12pm

New Zealand apples arrive in Australia after 90-year hiatus

New Zealand apples arrive in Australia after 90-year hiatus

New Zealand apples have arrived in Australia after Canberra lost a case at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on its 90-year ban on the fruit, diplomats told the international trade body on Friday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS GENEVA (AFP) - New Zealand apples have arrived in Australia after Canberra lost a case at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on its 90-year ban on the fruit, diplomats told the international trade body on Friday. Giving an update on the implementation of a WTO ruling against Canberra's apple ban, an Australian diplomat told the trade body that 'on Aug 17, Australia commenced issuing import permits for apples from New Zealand.' 'Import of New Zealand apples into Australia commenced as of Aug 19, 2011,' said the diplomat. A New Zealand diplomat also confirmed the arrival of New Zealand apples in Australia. 'We expect the main flow of exports will begin early in 2...

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