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'Opportunities exist' for greater Aust food export to Asia

03 July, 2014

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) in partnership with Austrade has published a series of reports to deepen Australian industry understanding of the opportunities that exist within Asia.

The series of reports examines opportunities for specific manufactured food products – snacks, beverages, baked goods and condiments – in Malaysia, Thailand and China.

AFGC Chief Executive, Gary Dawson said these reports provide a significant contribution to our understanding of the opportunities that exist for Australia's food and beverage manufacturers considering exporting to Asia.

"Australian and international research has focused on export opportunities for products such as dairy, meat and wine across Asian markets but there has been little focus on the opportunities for manufactured food products such as snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and confectionery," said Dawson.
"AFGC Market Insights focus on three key markets: Thailand and Malaysia because of improved access under the respective trade agreements; and China due to the long term food consumption forecasts.
"Exporting to Asia is challenging for many Australian food and grocery manufacturers, particularly SME's with limited resources.
"It's critical for government agencies and industry to work together to facilitate trade and innovation," concluded Dawson.

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ceirano | Sunday, July 6, 2014, 8:43 AM
What a golden opportunity for the those recently dismissed from the motor industry. Surely there are good managers among those who can put their skills to agricultureal projects, develop better varieties & improved machinery to reduce the cost of production. If something like this is not encouraged there may be a disaster awaiting us. The age of entitlement is fast receding.