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Insight – Reports of congestion at Busan New Port, Republic of Korea

18 Jun 2021

Republic of Korea (ROK) media outlets are reporting large stockpiles of shipping containers at Busan New Port (ROK’s largest sea port), leading to freight delays and port congestion.

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Insight – Australian table grapes pass the test in the Republic of Korea

18 Jun 2021

In mid-April, the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency Korea (APQA) advised Australia’s Seoul Agriculture Counsellor of the high compliance rates achieved across the approximately 3,000 tonnes (175 cons ...

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Insight – Malaysia extends nationwide lockdown

18 Jun 2021

The Malaysian Government has extended a nation-wide lockdown until 28 June. The lockdown, which places restrictions on economic activity and limits the movement of people, came into force on 1 June an ...

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Insight – Artificial intelligence to drive Australia’s economic growth

16 Jun 2021

Australia is a prolific user of artificial intelligence. The use of AI is set to grow after the Government announced an AI Action Plan to grow the nation’s AI capabilities.

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Insight - Tariff reductions assisting Australian agricultural exports to Thailand

8 Jun 2021

Tariff reductions enabled by Australia’s free trade agreements have helped increase Australian exports of some agricultural commodities to Thailand in 2020 and 2021.

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Insight - Extended shelf-life for chilled, vacuum-packed beef and sheep-meat exports to Saudi Arabia

8 Jun 2021

In February 2021, Saudi Arabia extended the shelf-life of chilled vacuum-packed beef and sheep-meat. An extended shelf-life can make Australian exports more competitive in market by allowing products ...

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Insight - Sri Lanka’s rule changes mean fresh opportunities for grain, pulse and oilseed exporters

8 Jun 2021

Sri Lanka’s National Plant Quarantine Service approved in-transit phosphine fumigation treatment for Australian grains, pulses and oil seeds in May 2021. The new biosecurity agreement between Australi ...

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Insight - Smart warehousing catches on as India’s logistics sector takes off

8 Jun 2021

India’s A$278 billion logistics industry is changing fast. The Government is liberalising a number of industry sectors. Road and rail networks are being upgraded. Freight corridors are being built. Su ...

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

18 May 2021

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

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’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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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