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Insight – Export opportunities increase as India reduces tariff on lentils

31 Aug 2021 Insights

On 27 July 2021, India reduced the import tariff on lentils for all countries. The tariff for lentils (HS0713.40.00) has dropped from 33% to 11%. Lentils from the United States, however, will be sub ...

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Australian METS breaks new ground in India’s booming coalmining sector

2 Aug 2021 Success stories

VLI is a mining equipment technology and services (METS) company that is growing steadily in India’s mining sector. The company’s underground diesel transport vehicles are helping improve output and s ...

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Leggo’s launches classic Italian food brands in India via e-commerce

15 Jul 2021 Success stories

Food manufacturer Simplot Australia has used e-commerce platforms to launch its Leggo’s brand of Italian themed pestos and sauces in India.

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Australian METS helps India’s power plants tackle air pollution

12 Jul 2021 Success stories

Queensland METS company, RTI, is now exporting ore-monitoring technology to Indian power stations.

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Insight - India suspends quantitative restrictions on mungbeans, pigeon peas and urad (vigna mungo)

18 May 2021 Insights

India has temporarily removed quantitative restrictions on imports of mungbeans, pigeon peas and urad (vigna mungo) until 31 October 2021.

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Canned Australian wine puts fizz into India’s fast-growing wine market

13 May 2021 Wine Latest from Austrade

Victoria-based Barokes Wines has become the first wine-maker to launch canned wine in India, despite the pandemic.

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Leggo’s sauces launches in India as Australian brands continue to grow

30 Apr 2021 Latest from Austrade

Australian food group, Simplot Australia, has launched its pasta and pizza sauces in India, despite the pandemic.

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Boosting supply chain resilience (Ministerial)

28 Apr 2021 Media releases

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan joined his Indian and Japanese counterparts to launch a new initiative designed to boost supply chain resilience in our region.

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Austrade helps Australian road-tech company accelerate into India

22 Apr 2021 Success stories

Road safety technology company Acusensus is on a mission to reduce road deaths globally – and it recently cracked the Indian market.

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Insight - How to succeed in India’s METS sector

13 Apr 2021 Mining equipment Insights

In December 2020, India’s Government released its new Australia Economic Strategy. This identified Australian METS as a valuable partner in the ongoing liberalisation of India’s mining sector. With 1, ...

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Boosting business ties with India (Ministerial)

6 Apr 2021 Media releases

The trade and investment relationship between Australia and India will be strengthened by the launch today of the Australia India Business Exchange (AIBX).

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Insight - Fresh opportunities as electric vehicles power up in India

29 Jan 2021 Insights

The Indian Government wants to accelerate the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) as part of its clean energy policy.

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Online strategy drives growth for Australian icon, Swisse, in India

12 Oct 2020 Success stories

E-commerce is a game-changer for Australian brands exporting consumer goods to India. With the help of Austrade advisors in Melbourne and New Delhi, the supplements icon, Swisse, launched with Amazon ...

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Insight - Indian Railways to offer 109 routes to private sector: an opportunity for Australian rail expertise and finance

12 Oct 2020 Infrastructure Insights

In a first for Indian Railways (IR), the government intends to allow private enterprises to create and operate new, premium passenger services on the country’s rail network. This creates partnership o ...

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Insight - LNG infrastructure in India

14 Sep 2020 Infrastructure Insights

Since 2011, India has been the world's fourth largest importer of LNG , due to an increase in domestic consumption and a decline in domestic production.

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Insight - E-commerce and wellness trends spark new opportunities in South Asia

2 Sep 2020 Insights

India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have fast-evolving retail ecosystems and strong trade relationships with Australia. Even during COVID-19 lockdowns, these economies remain strong importers of Australia ...

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Insight - Fresh Prospects in Indian Mining: Mine Development & Operations

4 May 2020 Insights

Recent changes in the Indian Government’s approach to mining has opened up opportunities for private sector involvement in the sector, including international METS firms.

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Tritium to work with TATA AutoComp to supply DC fast chargers for electric vehicles

29 Apr 2020 Success stories

India’s highly respected TATA Group has selected Australian industry leader Tritium for its DC fast-charging expertise.

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Insight – New routes to market for Australian brands in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

17 Apr 2020 Insights

With e-commerce accelerating in cities across India, it’s easy to miss how consumer behaviour is changing right across the South Asia region.

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