Avocados are not traditionally part of the Asian diet, but with markets in this region showing enormous growth potential, Carwyn Williams, director of Southern Produce at avocado exporting company Avanza, explains how the company has taken a pioneering approach to getting its avocados into Thailand.
The government has followed through on its election promise to dedicate an additional $15 million in funding over the next four years to help small exporters deal with the cost of export fees and charges.
Norco and PGS have delivered a trial shipment of nearly 1000 litres of fresh milk to China in a new cold chain 'pipeline'. The commercially viable cold chain pipeline will open the door for millions of litres of fresh milk exports to China each year.
Australian manufacturers and growers should take advantage of the fact that Asian shoppers look for the Australian Made, Australian Grown logo to identify authentic goods, said Ian Harrison, Australian Made Campaign chief executive.
Australia's FTA with Japan will have positive implications for the Australian horticulture industry, with a range of fruit and vegetable commodities flagged for tariff elimination, AUSVEG says.
Australia's recently announced free trade agreement with Japan will mean significant gains for processed food exports, the AFGC says.
Five new members have joined the Indonesia-Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector, including two with extensive exporting experience - one of whom is a major meat processor.
The Victorian Government's Food To Asia Action Plan is a positive step that will enhance competitiveness and growth in the domestic food processing sector, the AFGC says.
If the Australian Government really wants to enhance its manufacturing base and create jobs and export markets, it should look at investing in upgrading and automating the food processing sector.
Baby food, dairy and beer manufacturing are leading Australian export prospects, according to market analyst experts.
The Local Government Association of South Australia (LGA) has lent its support for AUSVEG's campaign to stop the import of fresh potatoes from New Zealand to prevent the spread of Zebra Chip disease.
NSW's best exporters were recognised on 16 October at the 2013 Premier's NSW Export Awards. The awards showcased a range of innovative companies across all export sectors, including those with links to the food industry.
Despite the fact that cheese is alien to traditional Chinese gastronomy, imports of processed cheese or "New World" cheese - as it is often called - have been growing at an impressive rate.
The demand for dairy imports in China is forecast to grow for at least the next two years, a new Rabobank report says. According to the report, the demand comes as local milk production struggles under structural change in the supply chain.
The Australian Made, Australian Grown logo has been formally trademarked in South Korea, representing a major breakthrough for Australian exporters.