New tariff arrangements favour Australian grain

Elimination of tariffs on Australian barley to Mexico from 15pc to zero, starting 1 January 2022, are among the measures benefitting Australian trade in the Trans Pacific Partnership arrangements…Read More

James Nason, January 12, 2022

China sanctions show Australia’s ability to adjust

A new study has found a series of trade sanctions imposed by China has had little impact on the Australian grains industries…Read More

Eric Barker, October 28, 2021

Growers on alert for EU’s creeping agenda

Grain Producers Australia is urging growers to be alert to recent changes that create additional red tape for the sustainability certification program that green-lights grain sales into the EU market…Read More

Grain Central, October 29, 2021

Barley finds its way in the world beyond China

The Australian barley industry has emerged with renewed vigour from the turmoil of the past year when China imposed an 80.5 per cent tariff on barley imports from Australia that effectively closed the trade…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 21, 2021

Call for universal framework to showcase ag’s carbon credentials

Australian agriculture needs to develop a standard framework that showcases the industry’s sustainability and decarbonisation credentials if it is to stay competitive in the global marketplace…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 18, 2021

ABARES calculates cost of agricultural trade protection

Protectionist agricultural trade measures have the potential to cost the Australian economy $1 trillion over 30 years, according to ABARES’ calculations…Read More

Grain Central, April 21, 2021

Vietnam a ‘perfect partner’ to help bridge beef and grain trade gap

A report points to ‘significant opportunities’ for Australian exporters to expand trade ties with Vietnam, including for beef and grain, as soaring tensions with nearby China encourage diversification toward other markets…Read More

James Nason, December 14, 2020

Quality key to premium Japan, Korea noodle wheat market

Japan has expressed its high regard for Australia’s new lines of noodle wheats, but has concerns about the levels of ‘dockage’ in Australian noodle wheat shipments…Read More

Grain Central, December 2, 2020

Apparel trade begins to reflect recovery from COVID-19: USDA cotton outlook

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the global textile and apparel trade which has flowed through to the cotton industry, but there are signs of the sector’s recovery, according to the USDA…Read More

Grain Central, November 12, 2020

China targets Australian cotton in latest trade action

Australian cotton could be the latest target in the ongoing trade tensions with China with reports that Chinese mills have been discouraged from buying Australian cotton and a tariff could be imposed…Read More

Grain Central, October 16, 2020

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

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