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China requires sincerity from Australia to improve trade

Australian official have said that China could lift the ban on imports of Australian wine early next year. Chinese analysts warned that Australia needs to ...
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Posted on December 21, 2023

China has lifted restrictions on meat imports from 3 abattoirs in Australia

Trade and agriculture ministers in Australia said on Tuesday (Dec 12) that China had lifted restrictions on imports of meat from three large abattoirs in A...
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Posted on December 15, 2023

China resumes Australian barley imports

China resumed imports of Australian barley in October, importing 313,700 tons worth $88.4 million. This is the first batch of imports for more than thre...
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Posted on November 22, 2023

Australia lentil exports falling

April exports of lentils were down 2pc from the March total of 162,567t, but include a record volume of exports to India as the major market. Data indic...
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Posted on June 8, 2023

Australia’s April chickpea exports fall

AUSTRALIA exported 19,500 tonnes of chickpeas in April, according to the latest export data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The chickpea figur...
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Posted on June 7, 2023

Australian April beef exports fall

Due to the sequence of public holiday-shortened working weeks during April there was a significant impact on Australian beef export volume shipped for the ...
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Posted on May 8, 2023

Australia chickpea exports

Australia exported 84,879 tonnes of chickpeas and 223,581t of lentils in February, according to the latest export data. The chickpea figure is down 20 pe...
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Posted on April 19, 2023

Medicine Exports to Developed Markets grow

Medicine exports from Bangladesh to the developed countries are steadily growing following regulatory approval from the US, European and some other countri...
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Posted on September 15, 2022

Australia wine exports to China

Australia’s wine industry body 'Wine Australia' will be closing its only physical office in China as expors to China fall because of Beijing’s prohibit...
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Posted on June 24, 2022

Canada imports of Australian barley a rarity

CANADA is importing about 100,000 tonnes of Australian barley this year to compensate for deficits left by last year’s drought. There could be more to fo...
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Posted on June 22, 2022

Australia exports first dried cannabis flower shipment

Australia’s first dried cannabis flower export to the UK’s largest distributor of medicinal cannabis is establishing Australia as a major supplier of t...
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Posted on February 14, 2022

Australia obtains 90 per cent of solar panel imports from China

Australia's Energy Minister has been criticised over Australia’s over-reliance on China for solar panels. Over 90 per cent of Australia’s imported s...
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Posted on November 25, 2021

China turns to Australia for certain products

China has imported US$30 million worth of copper concentrate from Australia. They have also increased imports of cotton from the country in spite of intern...
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Posted on October 8, 2021

Australian exports aim for greater value

The Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud welcomed the launch of CSIRO’s Trusted Agrifoods Export Mission, supporting industr...
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Posted on September 21, 2021

UK food and drink exports recover

Food and drink exports from the uk have recovered in the first half of this year after a Covid 19 affected eports in 2020. According to the Food & Drink...
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Posted on September 5, 2021

China import restrictions on Australian goods

China informally banned a series of goods from Australia last year such as coal, log timber and wine, opening the import market to the U.S. Political a...
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Posted on September 1, 2021

Frozen Beef Exports from USA To China increase

The U.S. is now the top exporter of frozen beef to China, overtaking Australia as the main supplier. According to a report in the South China Morning Po...
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Posted on August 31, 2021

Cheese exports from the UK to Far East

Cheese exports from the UK have been improved by the Asian and Oceania markets – with shipments up 17% on last year. Exports totalled 2,300 tonnes in Q...
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Posted on August 19, 2021

Aussie Wine Exports to Hong Kong increase

Wine companies in Australia may have hit a barrier in getting bottles to China because of excessively tariffs, exports to Hong Kong are booming. Shipmen...
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Posted on July 29, 2021

Australia wine exports to mainland China are way down

Australia exported 45 per cent less wine to mainland China in the financial year ending in June. Exports to other markets increased by 12 per cent Britain...
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Posted on July 27, 2021

Imports of stone worktops may be banned

Imports of engineered stone which are popular in Australia for kitchens and bathrooms may be banned, unless employers protect workers from silica dust expo...
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Posted on July 7, 2021

Small farms may suffer from cheap imports from Australia

Small family farms in Yorkshire are worried that they could be priced out by cheap imports from large-scale Australian agriculture companies. Their economi...
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Posted on June 24, 2021

Scotland and N Ireland concerns about Australia exports

The Scottish Government’s Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon, and her Northern Ireland Executive counterpart are seeking more clarity on the Australia...
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Posted on June 23, 2021

Scottish and Northern Irish ministers concerned re Australia ag imports

Rural affairs ministers from Scotland and Northern Ireland have written to the UK Government with concerns about the Australia trade deal. The letter to...
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Posted on June 22, 2021

Top exporting Australian requests Better China relations

Australia's biggest exporting state urged the government to stop antagonising China, the country's top trade partner. Increasing criticism of Beijing is be...
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Posted on June 16, 2021

Australia imports record number of bicycles

Based on historical trends and ABS import data, Australia should reach a new record of 1.75 million bicycles imports into the country in a single 12 month ...
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Posted on June 7, 2021

Imports of British cars to Australia slow

British-made passenger car and SUV imports to Australia in the four months this year account for 2.8 per cent of the total, down from 2.9 per cent in calen...
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Posted on May 31, 2021

Wine exports from Australia plan to diversify

The wine industry of Australia needs to increase consumer awareness and demand, as part of its plans to diversify export markets. The federal government...
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Posted on May 13, 2021

Australian wine exports resilient

Australian wine exports fell by 4 per cent in value in the 12 months to March 2021, compared with the previous corresponding period. This was mainly cause...
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Posted on May 2, 2021

Increase in imports of electric vehicles

Imports to Australia in February grew $577 million (2 per cent), led by an increase in road vehicles of $705 million (24 per cent). The Head of Internat...
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Posted on March 28, 2021

Aussie wine exports to China and US

Only three months ago, customers in China drank 50% of Australian red wine exports. By January, that was down to 1%, because of China’s tariffs of 200% ...
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Posted on February 26, 2021

European Union Approves Exports of Covid-19 Vaccines

The European Union has said that it has approved a further 23 requests to export Covid-19 vaccines outside the Union under the bloc’s new export-licensin...
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Posted on February 10, 2021

Management of prawn imports into Australia

Australia's Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment commenced an investigation into suspected breaches of biosecurity border controls for unco...
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Posted on February 4, 2021

$3 Billion Lost Exports to China

Australia’s trade dispute with China cost it about $3 billion in commodities exports last year. This is a relatively small impact, suggesing there’s li...
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Posted on January 23, 2021

China imposes punitive import tariffs on Australian wine

The largest wine company of Australia says its imports into China have been hit with a massive 169.3 per cent tariff, and it will implement emergency measu...
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Posted on November 30, 2020

China Wine Imports

From 2010 to 2017, the size of the wine imports market more than doubled. China's rapidly emerging middle class were attracted to 'Western' drinks categori...
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Posted on November 14, 2020

Queensland export concerns due to COVID-19

Queensland state's mango growers in Australia have complained they are at a disadvantage, because their counterparts in the Northern Territory have receive...
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Posted on November 9, 2020

Australian wine exports beat the pandemic

Wine exports from Australia have defied the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to grow in all top-five markets, and increasing in overall value by four per ce...
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Posted on October 31, 2020

Australia Lamb exports continuing to increase

Although Covid-19 put a strain on export markets earlier in the year, the lamb market is recovering with September lodging itself as the biggest lamb expor...
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Posted on October 16, 2020

China cotton mills to avoid Australian exports

Cotton mills in China have been told to stop using Australia cotton; Australia fears that produce is being specifically targeted by the Chinese government....
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Posted on October 13, 2020

Port industrial action has consequences

Industrial action at four Australian ports is causing disruption to Australia’s international supply chains. Businesses in Australia rely on two modes...
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Posted on September 27, 2020

China inspects Australian wheat exports

China is intending to apply "enhanced inspection" of imports of wheat arriving from Australia. Shippers in Australia have already sold more than dozen whe...
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Posted on September 13, 2020

Air Freight Cost for Australian Cherries Doubles

Most Australian cherry exports in the past five years have been shipped via air freight; only 1% re usually shipped by sea. Air freight has also been h...
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Posted on September 6, 2020

Philippines halts poultry imports from Australia

Australia has confirmed an outbreak of avian flu at an egg farm in Victoria. Australia provides less than 1 percent of poultry imports to the Philippines. ...
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Posted on August 21, 2020

China announces investigation into Australian wine imports

China has said that it has begun an anti-dumping probe into imports of Australian wine. This will probably worsen tensions between the two countries, and ...
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Posted on August 18, 2020

Australia June beef exports fall

June beef exports have continued to fall, with some key export markets well down on trade in earlier months, and this time last year. However, other export...
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Posted on July 7, 2020

Egypt opens 7 new export markets

Egypt has opened seven new markets for fruit and vegetable exports within 6 months, despite the difficulties created by the Covid-19 crisis. Agricultural e...
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Posted on June 18, 2020

Mozzarella exports for Asian pizza

The increasing appetite for pizza in Asia is helping to increase mozzarella export sales for South Australia’s largest cheesemaker. the manufacturer r...
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Posted on April 27, 2020

Demand for gloves in Covid-19 era boosts Thai rubber exports

The Rubber Authority of Thailand said that the Covid-19 pandemic has boosted Thai rubber exports because of increased global demand for rubber gloves in th...
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Posted on April 23, 2020

Fresh produce exports from Australia to restart

The government of Australia has announced a new support package to ease easing pressure fresh produce exporters have experienced because of widespread bor...
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Posted on April 4, 2020
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