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Food and Agribusiness News

Welcome to the first edition of Austrade’s Food and Agribusiness News for 2017.

Read about our current trade opportunities, regulatory updates, events and news below.



ABC Landline goes to China
ABC's flagship rural television program Landline broadcast a special edition earlier this month. The program, supported by Austrade, provides a contemporary view of the opportunities and challenges for the Australian food and agriculture sectors in China. 

Catch up on iView here

Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement Program 2017 Funding Round
Two streams of funding are available to organisations interested in projects to develop Australia's agricultural trading relationship with China. Apply by 10 March.
Find out more

Join the Western Australia Food Exporters' Alliance
Key national and state-based organisations that support exports are joining forces to establish a single network for Western Australian exporters. Members will have a “one stop shop” to access the opportunities and support resources they need. Suitable for established and prospective agricultural and food export firms. Find out more

Korea welcomes Aussie eggs for the first time
Recently, South Korean authorities have permitted importation of fresh eggs for the first time. Australian suppliers are well-positioned to take advantage of this opportunity, but should take care to secure the benefits of KAFTA and to comply with establishment registration and other important requirements. Find out more


Applications close tomorrow: Indonesia Australia Business Week
The agribusiness delegation at Indonesia Australia Business Week (IABW) is close to capacity. IABW will showcase diverse commercial opportunities with the production sector, food manufacturers and the broader supply chain – with networking opportunities across Indonesian business, industry and government. Don’t miss out, register today.

Australian Consulting Services Mission, Indonesia and Philippines,
20-24 March

Austrade invites agriculture companies to participate in an Australian consulting services mission to The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) eighth annual Business Opportunities Fair. Register now

Taste of Australia - Professional Tasting Tokyo and Osaka,
16-18 May

Austrade invites Australian exporters and/or their Japanese importers to participate in this VIP promotional event, targeting key customers and influencers in Japan’s
high-end retail and food service channels. Register by 28 February.

Pearl River Delta Mission, 12-13 May
Austrade invites HOFEX exhibitors and visitors from Australia to join a business mission to the tier one cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou and developing cities of Foshan and Zhongshan. Register now

Savour Australia, 9 May
Capitalise on your presence in Hong Kong for HOFEX by participating in a Austrade product showcase and networking reception. Register now

Seeking interest: Agritech workshop in Brazil, May
Austrade is seeking interest from companies to participate in an agritech workshop in May or June 2017 in Brazil. The workshop will promote Australian capabilities in agricultural technology and explore new approaches to industry-engaged research and collaboration opportunities. Express interest by 3 March.

Australian Food and Beverage and Consumer Product Showcase, Seoul, 10-11 April
New-to-Korea exporters are invited to participate in a food and beverage product showcase. This market features a rapidly expanding range of Australian products and brands. Register by 10 March.

A new DAWN for Australian agribusiness in Pakistan: 4-5 April
Join the Australian Pavilion at DAWN AgriPak 2017 and help showcase Australia’s agricultural inputs, expertise and technology innovations. Register by 13 March.

Australian grains delegations head to Korea and Taiwan, April
Austrade invites you to join two delegations focused on wheat to Taiwan (10-11 April) and specialty grains to Korea (24-26 April), targeting growers, exporters, industry representatives and associated research, service and technology organisations.

Register for Taiwan by 28 February.
Register for Korea by 24 March.

Showcase your products and brands in front of key Kyushu region buyers
Austrade Japan will showcase Australian products and brands on behalf of exporters in Fukuoka and Kagoshima from 30 May to 2 June 2017. The showcase will target up to eight independent buyer groups from the retail and wholesale sectors who influence product sourcing and distribution in Kyushu. Register by 21 April.

Forward event calendar
Austrade’s forward event calendar for food and agribusiness trade events has been refreshed for 2017. Request a copy at


Beef producers explore the future of trade with China
Austrade recently worked with an ANZ-led delegation of 18 beef producers to Chongqing and Shanghai, including meeting with China’s largest beef processor Hondo Agriculture.
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