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Leading Chinese avocado importer to visit Queensland

One of China’s leading avocado importers, Riverking, is set to take part in a trade visit to Queensland from 25 to 26 June.

Riverking’s avocado procurement leaders will visit some of Queensland’s leading avocado growers, packers, and exporters located in and around Bundaberg.

Some of the visits planned will be to Simpson Farms, Costa Group, and Donovan Avocados.

The aim of the visit is to learn about Australia’s production practices and further build strategic alliances with stakeholders involved in the Australian avocado industry.

Avocados Australia’s CEO, John Tyas, said Avocados Australia has made it a priority to increase exports.

“Avocados Australia has made it a priority to increase Australian avocado exports and I believe this visit by Riverking paves the way for further engagement with our key Chinese stakeholders,” said Tyas.

“Avocados Australia is building a strong and enduring relationship with Riverking.”

Riverking is an innovative fruit importer and last year they completed their build of new avocado ripening facilities in Shanghai.

The visit will be organised by Avocados Australia in collaboration with the Queensland Department of Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries, and Trade and Investment Queensland.

Riverking previously toured Western Australian avocado growers’ orchards and packhouses late last year and met with Western Australian Agriculture Minister Jackie Jarvis.

This time they are focused on the eastern coast.

According to Avocados Australia’s “Facts At A Glance” Report, Queensland continues to produce the majority of Australian avocados with 65% of production coming from that state in 2022-23.

Given the growth expected over the next few years, gaining access to China is a critically important outcome for the industry.

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