Scientists who tested a shopping trolley-sized collection of food imported from Asia have found that nearly half of the samples were contaminated with potentially deadly, undeclared allergens. Professor Andreas Lopata, head of James Cook University’s Molecular Allergy Research Laboratory led the study and said the findings were alarming. After fellow Australian Institute of Tropical Health … Continue reading Unlabelled allergens rife in imported food
The Australian Made Campaign Ltd (AMCL) has welcomed today’s announcement from the Federal Government outlining its commitment to support Australian manufacturers here and abroad. The commitment will see AMCL receive up to $5M to promote the famous Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) logo in key export markets, as well as establishing trade mark registrations in … Continue reading Australian Made welcomes support for Aussie manufacturers and exporters
Woolworths Limited has won a tariff dispute with the Australian government following a ruling by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) on its import of Savanna Dry alcoholic cider. Woolworths had been required to pay duty on the cider after the Department of Home Affairs claimed the product, which features caramelised apple juice, did not meet … Continue reading Woolworths wins cider duties dispute
Australia is planning temporary trade conditions for uncooked prawns as the end of an enforced six-month suspension is anticipated. The department of agriculture and water resources is pencilling interim import conditions to allow the “safe resumption of trade in uncooked prawn and prawn meat”. The ban was declared on January 6 by the director of … Continue reading Australia sets new trade conditions following prawn ban
For the third year in a row, Greece’s leading winemakers and educators return to Australia 19 – 26 June 2017 to showcase up to 80 of the country’s best and latest wines.
Chinese authorities have increased restrictions on food and other products imported through online sales, in an effort to entice consumers back to the domestic market. As the China Post reports, last week he Ministry of Finance published a list of more than 1,100 imported items that will be subject to a new 11.9 per cent … Continue reading China increases regulation of online imports
A ‘reverse strawberry’ with white flesh and red seeds has been released onto the Australian nursery market and could eventually make its way to retail shelves.
The Productivity Commission has released a report today arguing that anti-dumping measures consider only a narrow set of industries, discourages innovation, and don’t consider the overall cost to the economy.
The Government will impose import duties on two brands of canned Italian tomatoes, following the recommendations of an investigation by the Anti-Dumping Commissioner.
The Middle East is often viewed with some trepidation by the Australian business community, with the language and distinct cultural differences often creating uncertainty among Australian exporters.
The Wine Australia Export Report for December 2015 shows that the value of Australian wine exports jumped 14 per cent to $AUD2.1 billion in 2015, reaching its highest value since October 2007.
Australia’s most awarded butcher, Adam Stratton, is urging people to “buy local” this Christmas when it comes to selecting their festive hams.
With the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), completed, consumer group Choice has urged the Federal Government to make all details publicly available as soon as possible and for the Productivity Commission to conduct a full cost-benefit analysis of the agreement.
Many claims are made that Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with select trading partners will benefit Australian agriculture. OECD statistics say otherwise.