Food & Agribusiness News



Food and Agribusiness News
FOOD & AGRIBUSINESS NEWS -
AUGUST 2017


Welcome to the Austrade Food & Agribusiness news. Read about our current trade opportunities, regulatory updates, events and news below.


THIS MONTH

OPPORTUNITIES
https://bluenotes.anz.com/posts/2017/07/aus-agricultures-multi-sided-china-opportunity

Immense opportunities in China for Australian agriculture
Trade Commissioner Christina Goodman talks from Chengdu about the opportunities all along the supply chain for Australian agribusiness in China. Read more 

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Increasing Indonesia-Australia business opportunities
Standards Australia is working with the national standards body of Indonesia, Badan Standardisasi Nasional, on a Standards Mapping Study as an early outcome of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA). This study will help identify opportunities for enhanced standards harmonisation, technical alignment and regulatory coherence.

Feedback is sought on where standards harmonisation could be undertaken to support the successful development and implementation of the Technical Barriers to Trade chapter of IA-CEPA. The survey is open until 4 September 2017.

Learn more in Standards Australia media release.

Food and agribusiness industry culture survey 
A first for the Australian food and agribusiness industry, the FIAL survey seeks to understand the attitudes, beliefs and dynamics of the industry in addressing challenges and opportunities. Survey closing soon.
 


REGULATORY UPDATES
United Arab Emirates meat industry - shelf life extension
The Australian Government has been working alongside Meat and Livestock Australia to advocate for an increase in the shelf life of Australian vacuum packed beef and sheep meat - a trade barrier for Australian meat to the Middle East.
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EVENTS
North Asia FTAs Seminars coming to Victoria and Tasmania
Want to learn more about Australia's North Asia Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with China, Japan and Korea? Join one of our free seminars on 21 or 22 August in Bundoora or Warrnambool, Victoria or on 23 August in Devonport, Tasmania. Come along and hear from the Hon Keith Pitt MP, Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and learn how these FTAs can benefit your business. Spaces are limited, so register today.
http://www.austrade.gov.au/ftaseminars

Did you miss our webinar for Asia Fruit Logistica 2017?
Austrade and Hort Innovation held a briefing earlier this month on Asia Fruit Logistica Show and the fruit and vegetable sector in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
View recording

Request a copy: Austrade Event Calendar 
Austrade’s event calendar for food and agribusiness trade events has been updated for 2017. Request a copy
 



NEWS

Hort Innovation launches trade drive in export markets 
Hort Innovation launched the biggest-ever trade push in Australian horticulture’s history this month with an ambitious plan to significantly grow exports by 2025. Read more
Agtech mission to Tel Aviv Landing Pad
Top Queensland agtech start-up companies are mixing with world-class Israeli innovators and entrepreneurs as part of the Australian Landing Pad. Read more

Read about Austrade's Landing Pads around the world.
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