The Federal Government has signed a Joint Statement with China to deliver important market access for Australia’s red meat and live animal export industries.
China’s dominance in world meat trade is set to grow out to 2020, albeit at a slowing rate, seeing opportunities for Australia’s beef and sheepmeat exports to China come from extracting value, rather than volume growth in an increasingly competitive market.
An exclusive insight into Australia’s growing agricultural opportunities in China thanks to the Federal Government’s China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will be showcased on ABC Radio Country Hour from 12 noon.
Australia has reinforced its strong agricultural relationship with China following a visit to Beijing and Shanghai by Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, which included bilateral trade discussions and welcoming the first shipment of Australian nectarine exports.
The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF), in conjunction with the Japanese agricultural organisation JA Zenchu, has announced the two organisations will work collaboratively towards developing a partnership to foster and promote agricultural innovation.
AgForce will be part of a high-powered business delegation travelling to Shanghai to accelerate and activate opportunities for agriculture in the Chinese market.