The Australian government has said that the US has agreed to new market access arrangements for Australian fruit producers, further enhancing trade between the two nations.

Australian Agriculture Minister Warren Truss said the US has granted market access for Australian glasshouse tomatoes and agreed to an extension of the fruit fly-free area for citrus in Victoria and South Australia, reported Reuters.

Trade between Australia and the US totalled A$34.7bn (US$23.8bn) in 2002, with bovine meat among Australia’s top exports.