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Ongoing project

Table grapes market access and trade development (TG20000)

Key research provider: Australian Table Grape Association (ATGA)

What's it all about?

This project is maintaining and improving market access for the table grape industry to ensure that the expansion of the production is received globally, and the industry remains strong domestically and internationally.

The project is focusing specifically on:

  • Developing exports into both existing and emerging markets
  • The education of growers on their requirements under the Accredited Properties Legalisation
  • Improving quarantine and non-quarantine protocols and barriers
  • Maintaining strict adherence to biosecurity issues affecting both import and export of products for the key export markets such as China, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, USA, the Philippines and the UAE.

A number of engagement activities have taken place during the reporting period, including regional forums, along with the availability of tools to support growers with market access. Various communications platforms have been initiated to keep table grape growers informed and up to date including the use of emails, the ATGA website, e-news, social media, videos, fact sheets and the national magazine, as well as attendance at regional events in various states.

Meetings with Austrade, exporters, marketers, importers, international distributors and major international retailers have also been initiated. The ATGA has had a number of meetings with biosecurity personnel from a number of organisations including DAWE, Plant Heath Australia, Australian Grape and Wine and the Government Viticulture Biosecurity Committees from a number of states.

Export workshops for growers and exporters were conducted in all major growing regions. These meetings were a combination of face-to-face and video conference meetings. When COVID permitted, face-to-face meetings were held in Western Australia in the Swan valley and Carnarvon, in Queensland at Emerald, Munduberra and St George, and in Sunraysia at Robinvale and Mildura. Online meetings were also held and all regions were invited to attend those meetings.

Related levy funds

This program is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Table Grape Fund