Industry News

The latest Australian Organic industry news.
UPDATE: New export legislation for organic goods to commence from 28 March 2021
From 28 March 2021, the Export Control Act 2020 and the Export Control Rules 2021 will replace the Export Control Act 1982 and the Export Control Orders.
Bottle label directory to protect wine industry
Legislation passed parliament yesterday enabling Wine Australia to establish a Wine Export Label Directory to help wine brand owners protect their export wine labels against copycat labelling.
Importing organic goods into Great Britain: Organic certificate of inspection process from 1 January 2021
Friday’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) trade update provides clarity on the next steps for Export into Great Britain as the exit date looms and transition period from the European Union ends 31 December 2020.
PASE funding grape news for hort growers
Australian Table Grape Association awarded grants to boost export market access for a range of horticulture crops.
Traceability grants to boost our premium exports
The Australian Government is encouraging applications from farming groups, research organisations and other eligible industry bodies for grants to support projects that enhance traceability in the agricultural produce supply chain.
New Australia-NZ Export Plan to bear fruit
Australia’s $170 million horticultural export industry to New Zealand will be boosted under a new agreement that aims to reduce red tape and ease regulatory burden.
Driving export opportunities organically
Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said Australian Organic Ltd will use its recently launched online platform to provide free resources and information to certified organic operators interested in exporting.
Taiwan: Australia-Taiwan organic equivalency arrangement, January 2020
This Market Access Advice notifies Australian producers, exporters and organic certifiers of requirements of exporting under the Australia-Taiwan organic equivalency arrangement.
New Export Legislation for Organic Produce
The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE) have published the Consultation Draft Export Control (Organic Goods) Rules, 2020.
Beefing up trade opportunities through $3.73 million online sustainability framework
Australia’s beef farmers will receive $3.73 million in government support to help them assess their sustainable land management practices against a new national online sustainability framework industry is developing.
Indonesian Free Trade Agreement good news for farmers
The Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud has welcomed the news that Indonesia have completed the domestic ratification process for the free trade deal with Australia.
Australia-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership to further drive trade opportunities
Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud today applauded the Australia-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership agreed last night by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi.
Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement negotiations commence
The Australian Government has launched Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with the United Kingdom (UK) for a comprehensive, ambitious and mutually beneficial bilateral agreement.