Australia's grain industry is set to benefit from a new protocol that will support exports of Australian plant-based compound horse feed into China.
Australian horticulture producers and exporters received a boost, with Australia and China agreeing to new market access protocols for peaches, plums and apricots and improved access for Australian cherries, table grapes and citrus.
Australia and China have agreed to new horticulture market access priorities that will allow future exports of Australian blueberries to China. The inclusion of blueberries on the priority list will progress after the existing access priority of mainland apples.
The longstanding agricultural cooperation between Australia and China was highlighted at the inaugural Australia-China State-Province Agricultural Business Forum held on 12 September 2017.
The Government has popped the cork on a $50 million, three year plan to increase the value of wine exports up to a record $3.5 billion and promote wine tourism in regional communities.
Coffs Harbour based NSW Professional Fishermen's Association will receive more than $11,500 from the Australian Government's Australia-China Agriculture Cooperation Agreement to undertake a trade mission to China to boost seafood exports.
AgForce will be part of a high-powered business delegation travelling to Hong Kong in September 2017 to accelerate and activate opportunities for agriculture in the Asian market.
A pick-up in China’s appetite for dairy imports will create trade growth opportunities for Australia, albeit largely in higher-end products, according to a visiting Chinese dairy expert.