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23 Jul 2021 Malaysia
Malaysia’s population of 16 million Muslims is driving demand for Halal products. Its proximity to Muslim markets such as Indonesia and the Middle East also offers strong export opportunities.
22 Jul 2021 Korea, Rep (South Korea)
Korean battery manufacturers are seeking strategic partnerships with Australian miners as they look to secure stable supplies of critical minerals such as cobalt, lithium, nickel and manganese.
21 Jul 2021
Australian companies offer retail and commerce technology that help companies better understand their customers and create compelling content.
19 Jul 2021
Russia and Thailand have issued temporary bans on imports of live cattle, buffalo and their products due to the spread of lumpy skin disease virus.
8 Jul 2021 Taiwan
Taiwan has formally recognised the Australian seafood export system for all species of seafood and all types of products under the HS code headings of 03, 1604 and 1605.
5 Jul 2021 Malaysia
In light of increasing Covid-19 infections, the Malaysian government recently announced an indefinite extension of its nationwide lockdown. This will result in only sectors considered ‘essential’ bein ...
30 Jun 2021
A growing number of large European retail groups are adopting new voluntary environmental labels for food products. One example used by the REWE, Lidl and Colruyt groups is the ‘Eco-Score’ labelling s ...
30 Jun 2021 Pakistan
Between May and June 2021 Pakistan’s Department of Plant Protection agreed to on arrival devitalisation treatments of canola, methyl bromide fumigation for chickpeas and lentils, and phosphine fumigat ...
18 Jun 2021 Korea, Rep (South Korea)
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.