South Australian businesses have the potential to create jobs and double in size by embracing exports to China, said Australian Trade Minister. The minister is about to lead the state’s largest trade mission to China, which is South Australia’s biggest trading partner for exports and imports.
He says local products and services are in high demand and the Chinese are willing to pay premium prices.
“Understanding the modern Chinese commercial market will ensure that South Australian businesses have a strategic advantage to attract investment, export our premium products and services, and drive jobs growth in this state,” he said on Tuesday.
A broad range of export sectors will be represented on the China trip, including representatives from the agriculture, arts, education, health, mining and resources and tourism industries.
Food exports will also be a focus with the trip showcasing South Australia’s high quality grains, premium seafood, wines, meat, dairy, fruit and vegetables.
The Minister said growing exports to China would provide a major boost to the state economy.