Trade

Free Trade Agreements support 81pc of ag exports: ABARES

The proliferation of free trade agreements (FTAs) now sees 81 per cent of Australian agricultural exports destined for countries with which Australia has a preferential trade agreement…Read More

Grain Central, September 18, 2020

Australian wheat in demand amid China concerns

Up to 1.5Mt of Australian new-crop wheat sales appear to be on the books, with Vietnam followed by China seen as major buyers. Shippers are hopeful China takes the tonnage amid notifications of more stringent inspections. ..Read More

Liz Wells, September 16, 2020

China stamps its mark as cotton powerhouse: USDA

In the 2019/20 marketing year, China accounted for just over 22pc of total world cotton production, exported only a small amount of cotton lint and was the world’s largest importer of cotton…Read More

Grain Central, September 14, 2020

Has India banned GM crops?

A rule change on imports into India is likely to have little impact on the grain-oilseed trade, other than a little bit of extra paperwork…Read More

Andrew Whitelaw, Thomas Elder Markets, September 9, 2020

Grain exports rise $180.7 million, cotton slumps $1.6 billion in 2019/20: Rural Bank

The value of Australian grain and sugar exports rose in 2019/20, but cotton exports dropped dramatically, according to Rural Bank’s Australian Agriculture Trade 2019/20 report…Read More

Grain Central, August 31, 2020

India-Australia partnership buoys hopes for barley trade

Australia’s barley industry is hoping the strengthening relationship between India and Australia will open the Indian market to Australian barley…Read More

Liz Wells, June 15, 2020

Wheat production concerns in Europe spook markets

Wheat futures bounced off an eight-month low last week as concerns for the state of the EU winter crop added to deteriorating conditions in Russia, Ukraine and most of south eastern Europe…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, May 26, 2020

Australian barley growers are the victims of weaponised trade rules

Some deduce China’s recent trade impositions on Australia stem from Australia’s advocacy for an investigation into the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is a longer history of simmering tensions between the two nations…Read More

Richard Holden, UNSW, May 22, 2020

Australia to hold the line on rules-based trade in China dispute: Birmingham

Australia will continue to apply the principles of a rules-based global trading system in response to recent moves by China to impose a tariff on Australian barley imports and suspend four Australian meat processing plants…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 21, 2020

Barley industry lobbies for WTO move over China

The Australian barley industry has called on the Australian Government to use World Trade Organization (WTO) mechanisms to lessen the impact of China’s tariffs which have been placed on Australian barley…Read More

Grain Central, May 19, 2020

Indonesia trade deal set to boost grain exports

Indonesia has completed the domestic ratification process for the free trade deal with Australia, clearing the way for the bilateral agreement to come into effect on July 5 with Australian grain among the early beneficiaries…Read More

Grain Central, May 14, 2020

Australian ag trade continues despite COVID-19 uncertainty: ABARES

The global spread of COVID-19 is making the short-term outlook for Australia’s agricultural sectors increasingly uncertain, according to the ABARES…Read More

Grain Central, April 23, 2020

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