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Insight - Malaysia increases scrutiny of food imports

18 May 2021 Dairy Meat Malaysia

Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services (MAQIS) officers at the border have increased their scrutiny of food imports.

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

18 May 2021 India

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

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Insight - How to succeed in India’s METS sector

13 Apr 2021 Mining equipment India

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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Insight - COVID-19 spurs plant-based protein market in China

16 Mar 2021 China

China’s plant-based protein market is growing strongly. According to Austrade advisors in China, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of plant-based proteins among consumers.

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Insight - Saudi Arabia’s digital revolution sparks openings for Australian tech

16 Mar 2021 ICT Saudi Arabia

The landscape for digital technology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is evolving fast. The Saudi Government has long recognised the need to pivot from an oil-based economy to a diversified econom ...

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Insight - Green shift in US to boost Australian critical minerals

2 Mar 2021 United States of America

New, ‘green economy’ initiatives from the Biden Administration will trigger aggressive plans for renewable energy development, smart grids and a large electric vehicle (EV) industry. The renewables se ...

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Insight - Australia: A reliable supplier of critical minerals

26 Feb 2021

The demand for critical minerals from industries such as aerospace, agtech, automotive (particularly electric vehicles), defence, renewable energy and telecommunications is skyrocketing.

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Insight - Demand for METS rises in Turkey as precious metals mining sector grows

24 Feb 2021 Mining equipment Turkey

The decision to increase mining investment via the TWF creates new opportunities. Austrade has identified the potential for Australian METS companies in feasibility studies, project management, engine ...

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Insight - Demand for METS digital tech on the rise in Southern & West Africa

18 Feb 2021 Mining equipment Botswana South Africa

This insight includes potential opportunities for Australian METS companies in South Africa and Botswana.

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Insight - New rules for barley imports create fresh opportunities in Saudi Arabia

4 Feb 2021 Saudi Arabia

The Saudi barley market is being liberalised and this will open barley purchasing to more exporters. Instead of a single, state-related purchasing organisation, imports will purchased by 10–15 private ...

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Insight - Fresh opportunities as electric vehicles power up in India

29 Jan 2021 India

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

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Insight - Transformation of Poland’s coal mining sector presents opportunities for Australian METS

14 Dec 2020

Australian METS organisations can offer solutions to assist the Polish coal sector, as it undertakes extensive modernisation.

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Insight - New survey to unearth fresh mining prospects in Saudi Arabia

10 Dec 2020 Saudi Arabia

A major, six-year geological survey program hopes to generate fresh data on mineral deposits in a vast area of western Saudi Arabia, according to Austrade sources in the capital, Riyadh.

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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 India

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 India

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 Bangladesh India Sri Lanka

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 - Producers use live streaming to connect with Chinese consumers

10 Aug 2020 China

The online digital economy in China is already one of the most developed in the world, with a staggering 854 million internet users.

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Insight - Fast-track approvals in China’s drugs market to unlock pharma prospects

30 Jul 2020 Health and Medical China

China’s pharmaceutical market is expected to be worth over US$160 billion by 2023, which is around 30 per cent of the total global market – according to market research firm Daxue.

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

4 May 2020 India

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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Insight - Strong partnership ensures beef supply to China during COVID-19

20 Apr 2020 Agribusiness China

A strong and trusted partnership between a Wuhan based distributor of Australian beef and their Australian supplier ensured shipments continued during the worst of the pandemic crisis.

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