Trade information for horticultural exporters
These resources are intended to help growers and others in the horticulture industry stay up to date with and have access to relevant information and support on international trade matters.
Where possible, links are provided to Government bodies – Austrade, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and State Departments – to offer further and more specific information.
We'll be updating this page with further advice and links as they become available.
Information on export assistance and funding for all states and territories is available on the Austrade website. If you are considering taking your business global, there are many resources available to help or to offer funding opportunities.
The International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) is a temporary, targeted, emergency support measure put in place by the Australian Government to keep global air links open in response to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about IFAM and access the support services.
Austrade are also running a number of events to foster collaboration and keep stakeholders up to date on happenings in the trade space. Some presentations from past events are detailed below:
- Table grape exports to Japan Korea
- Summerfruit to ASEAN sector update
- Table grapes to ASEAN sector update
- Fruit and vegetables to UAE sector update
- Cherries to ASEAN sector update
- Cherries to Korea sector update
- Tasmanian cherries to Taiwan sector update.
Simplified Trade System
Austrade have launched a new cross-border trade system for Australia, the Simplified Trade System (STS) - found at: www.simplifiedtrade.gov.au.
Ongoing engagement is welsomed in shaping the STS reform agenda, including through Austrades STS webpage and consultation paper.
The STS consultation paper, which seeks your views on what is working well and what improvements could be made to Australia’s cross-border trade system, is available on the STS webpage. Written submissions to the paper are due by 14 January 2022.
To access the Town Hall session recording, click here. The recording is also available on the STS webpage.
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
A range of information and funding opportunities are available on the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment website – access the webpage here, or navigate to the agriculture specific page.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
International trade and market access is critical to the Australian horticulture industry. A trade and investment page is available on the DFAT website with information on export, countries and regions, trade agreements and more.
Export Council of Australia
The Export Council of Australia is the Peak Membership Body for companies involved in International Business. A range of resources including events, courses and workshops and key information on international trade news is available on their website.
The Export Council in collaboration with Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Austrade are also running Global Market Insights Seminars – a six part series. The seminars will bring together experts to provide clarity on the current trading landscape and foresights for international markets.
State specific information and resources are detailed below:
New South Wales
- Global NSW is a government-wide initiative to build the prosperity and international status of NSW through supporting the State's innovation, trade, investment and industry development.
- Visit the NSW Department of Primary Industries website to get more information on the horticulture industry within the trade sector.
- Global Victoria is the State Government of Victoria's trade facilitation gateway to global economies and communities. Visit VIC Global for a range or resources including videos, content, events and information.
- Visit the Crops and horticulture page on the Agriculture Victoria website for more information on export opportunities and information about the trade markets.
- Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) is the dedicated global business agency with a range of information on trade and export relationships and investment initiatives.
- The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website is available here for information relating to agriculture and any relevant industry updates.
- A trade and export page for agriculture is also available on the QLD Government with useful information on exporting, including customs and quarantine requirements.
- Get more information on production volumes and export rates of horticultural commodities from South Australia from the Primary Industries and Regions page. You can also access trade information and resources from the Department of Trade and Investment page on the South Australian Government website.
- Visit the horticulture page on the Western Australia Government website for more information on region commodities and exports.
- Learn more about export value and trade routes in WA regions.
- Visit the International Investment and Trade page for details on how you can find trade offices in WA and for more information on key trading regions.
- Visit the Northern Territory agriculture page to get more information on the horticulture industry or the international trade page to learn more about the NT trade economy.
- Visit the Tasmanian Government website to learn more about trade and state growth.
- Visit Brand Tasmania to learn more about how the Tasmanian brand is contributing to global competitiveness.