Information about what is required to start exporting and grants that may be of assistance.
ACT Government – Business & Industry Development – Export Assistance
TradeStart is a partnership between the ACT Government and Austrade and to provide ACT exporting businesses with access to the resources of Austrade’s global network. The prime objective of TradeStart is to assist small and medium sized exporters to achieve long-term success in international markets.
AUS-MEAT and AUS-QUAL are Australia and New Zealand’s leading providers of agribusiness auditing, certification and training services, supporting over 70 different programs. The business has been a key component in the growth and success of the Australian red meat industry and now also leads in services to the broader agricultural industry including horticulture, poultry & eggs, food safety, organics, animal welfare and social & ethical compliance.
The TradeStart network is an extension to Austrade’s own offices and is delivered in partnership with State, Territory and local governments, industry associations and chambers of commerce. The prime objective of Austrade’s TradeStart network is to assist small and medium sized exporters to achieve long term success in international markets.
Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC)
The AFGC is the voice of the Australian food and grocery supply industry and a valued service provider to our members. With advocacy at our core, we are structured to enable member companies to contribute to overall industry policy and strategy and to influence category-specific issues and services.
Geoffrey Annison | Deputy Chief Executive
Australian Organic Limited
Australian Organic Limited (AOL) is the peak industry body engaging with government and industry to promote the commercial and social interests of those who are certified and protect the integrity of the certified industry against fraud and misleading organics. AOL has been at the foundation of organics since 1987 and is identified by the most recognised mark in Australia, the Australian Certified Organic Bud trademark, now recognised by 62 per cent of Australian shoppers. Australian Organic Limited are owners and publishers of the Australian Organic Market Report 2021.
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (AusTrade)
It’s important to consider if your business is ready and to be sure that you understand exactly what exporting entails before you start. AusTrade provide information on Guide to Exporting, Export Markets, Export Grants, and Free Trade Agreements.
David Wise | Advisor, Food & Agribusiness
David Jamieson | Manager, Premium Food Trade & Investment – Food & Agribusiness
Phillip Georgios | Advisor, Agribusiness and Food, Trade &Investment
Christopher Morely | Senior Advisor, Agribusiness & Food
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment – PASE Grant
In 2019 the Australian Government extended grants under the Package Assisting Small Exporters (PASE). Grants will be extended for 4 years to 2022-23. These funds will support small exporters to overcome the barriers they face when exporting.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
The department works to make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous, to provide timely and responsive consular and passport services, and to ensure a secure Australian Government presence overseas.
John Karatsoreos | Director, Regional Trade Agreements Division
Hugh Boylan | Assistant Director, Regional Trade Agreements Division, FTA Goods Branch
Craig Scheibel | Assistant Manager, Plant imports Operations
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GrainGrowers is a leading voice for Australian grain farmers, representing their interests at a national and international level. GrainGrowers strives to be a strong and influential voice, setting the agenda for change on national issues which will benefit grain farmers now and into the future. We work with progressive and profit-focussed farmers to drive positive change and advance their agenda both nationally and internationally. Investing in the future capacity of the industry, GrainGrowers also plays a lead role in developing and supporting innovative grower leaders through a range of flagship initiatives.
David McKeon | Chief Executive Officer
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
We are the independent national regulator for privacy and freedom of information. We promote and uphold your rights to access government-held information and have your personal information protected. Angelene Falk is the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner.
Organic Trade Association (OTA)
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. OTA is the leading voice for the organic trade in the United States, representing over 9,500 organic businesses across 50 states. Its members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers’ associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers and others.
Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ)
TIQ is the Queensland Government’s dedicated global business agency, helping Queensland exporters take their products to world markets, and promoting Queensland as the perfect place for investment.
Glenn Nunn | Group Manager, Food & Agribusiness
Geoff Goh | Group Manager, Food & Agribusiness