Trade

What a difference a month makes

Australia’s season has delivered confidence to winter cropping prospects. But seasonal rainfall deficiencies remain across the cropping belt and, despite the hype, Australia’s sorghum production forecast is still the lowest in 50 years…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, March 10, 2020

Rail blockades hinder grain exports from Canada

Rail blockades across Canada continue to paralyse grain movements, leaving export grain stranded on the nation’s Prairies and slashing grain export income by as much as US$7 million per day…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, February 25, 2020

Coronavirus disrupts offshore grains events, logistics: AEGIC

Novel coronavirus, now officially known as COVID-19, is affecting Australia’s grain trade, and has prompted the postponement of AGIC events in Asia next month…Read More

Grain Central, February 13, 2020

Australia gains access to Indian malting barley market

India will allow Australian malting barley which has been fumigated with phosphine to be imported…Read More

Grain Central, February 13, 2020

Uncertainty overshadows China’s cotton balance sheet: USDA

China’s cotton consumption has been lowered due to the initial impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, including lengthened factory shutdowns due to the extended Lunar Holiday…Read More

Grain Central, February 13, 2020

Indonesia-Australia pact a win for farmers: GrainGrowers

Australia will be able to export up to 500,000 tonnes of wheat, barley and sorghum in total to Indonesia in the opening year of a bilateral trade agreement ratified last week by Indonesia. ..Read More

Liz Wells, February 10, 2020

Brexit delivered, but will pulling out of the EU work?

Now that Brexit has taken place, Australia can work on new trade agreements that factor-in the split between the EU and the UK as it moves away from the EU Common Agricultural Policy. ..Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, February 4, 2020

Port access remains a concern for grain exporters: ACCC

The ACCC’s latest bulk grain ports monitoring report found grain exporters remain concerned about the fairness and transparency of their access to Australia’s bulk grain export supply chains…Read More

Grain Central, December 19, 2019

China US trade deal first phase agreement reached

Chinese and US negotiators late Friday agreed the text of the first-phase economic and trade agreement; each recognising final signature of their agreement, possibly in January, would benefit all…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, December 17, 2019

China’s pork plight intensifies

African Swine Fever has decimated pig numbers in China, and boosted its demand for imported pork, as well as Australian beef to help fill the protein shortfall…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, November 26, 2019

China extends anti-dumping investigation into Australian barley

China has announced it is extending its anti-dumping investigation into Australian barley exports by six months, meaning a decision is now due in May 2020 instead of this month…Read More

Grain Central, November 15, 2019

Parliament urged to ratify Indonesia-Australia trade agreement

The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has recommended Parliament ratifies the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement…Read More

Grain Central, October 10, 2019

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