Story: Multilateral organisations

Forbidden-fruit protest, 2005

Forbidden-fruit protest, 2005

Apple growers protested outside the Australian High Commission in 2005 over that country's exclusion of New Zealand apples since 1921. Shown here are (from left) Lorraine Garland, her husband Clive, John Bradshaw and his wife Rowena. The solution involved a multilateral organisation – the World Trade Organization (WTO). In late 2008 New Zealand asked the WTO to investigate Australia's refusal to allow in New Zealand apples. In 2010 the case was won, but was appealed by Australia. In 2011, having lost its appeal, Australia agreed to allow imports of New Zealand apples.

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Rod Alley, 'Multilateral organisations - Trade and finance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Rod Alley, published 20 Jun 2012