Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Luke Hartsuyker, welcomed news that the first Australian blueberries exported to India are now available in Indian grocery stores. The commencement of exports was supported by the Assistant Minister’s recent trip to India, as part of Australia Business Week in India (ABWI).
Legislation will help deliver an ambitious $50 million, three-year plan to increase the value of wine exports up to $2.8–2.9 billion and bring $170 million worth of wine tourism to regional communities.
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 inaugural ‘Aussie Wine Week’ took the US by storm in September 2017, with sixteen winemakers travelling to New York and San Francisco to showcase their wines at a series of trade, media and consumer events.
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.
Growing interest in Australian wine has been reflected in the largest ever attendances at the annual Australian Wine Grand Tastings (AGT) held in Tokyo and Seoul, in collaboration with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).
More than 200 Australian fruit, vegetable and nut producers and industry representatives are in Hong Kong to showcase their produce at Asia’s largest horticulture trade show, marking the beginning of a six-month tour across Asia and into the Middle East.
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, returned to Australia after a successful visit promoting Australian agricultural products and linking Australian agricultural exporters to Indian importers.