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Insight – Navigating the Halal market in Malaysia

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.

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Insight – Korean battery manufacturers’ rapid growth presents opportunities for Australian critical minerals

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.

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Insight – Australian retail and commerce technology making waves globally

21 Jul 2021

Australian companies offer retail and commerce technology that help companies better understand their customers and create compelling content.

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Insight – Russia and Thailand issue temporary bans on imports of live cattle, buffalo and their products

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.

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Insight – Seafood exports to Taiwan to be streamlined under new systems recognition arrangements

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.

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Insight – Malaysia extends nationwide lockdown with stricter restrictions in certain districts

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 ...

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Insight – ‘Eco-score’ labelling hits the shelves in Europe

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 ...

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Insight – Pakistan agrees to improve market access for grains, pulses and oilseeds

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 ...

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

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.

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

18 Jun 2021 Korea, Rep (South Korea)

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 – 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 - 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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