AHEA: opens its new offices in Brisbane
AHEA’s new regional offices are in Brisbane markets, Southgate, Contact: Michelle Christoe Executive Director Mob: 0413200404 email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Postal address is Brisbane Market LPO, PO Box 346, Brisbane market, QLD. 4106. While its National Offices are at 621 Burwood highway Knoxfield Victoria Contact: Maxwell Summers Chief Executive Officer, Telephone: 03 92109380 and fax: 03 92109381 and Email: email@example.com April 2014
Quarantine: DAFF announces establishment of National Documentation Hub!
DAFF announces that the Plant Exports National Documentation Hub (NDH) will be implemented in the South East Region on 17 February 2014. The NDH aims to deliver consistent plant export certification cross Australia. The NDH will provide a central point for receiving and processing the majority of plant export documentation. It will also provide a central point of contact for all enquiries relating to plant export requirements and export certification. DAFF Feb 2014
Shipping: Another major carrier to quit Australia.
It has been reported that ZIM and affiliate Gold Star Line will leave Australia next month after terminating a slot swap agreement with Singapore's PIL within the SAS group. In a notice to customers ZIM advised that it had terminated a slot agreement with ACX service and had decided on a withdrawal from servicing Australia. Lloyd's List Jan 2014
South Korea: FTA finalised great news for exporters!
The Federal Government no Thursday 5 Dec 2013 announced the conclusion of the long awaited FTA with South Korea - anticipated to increase Australian exports to Korea by 73 per cent over the coming 15 years. Tariffs will be eliminated on Australian agricultural exports to Korea such as wheat, sugar, dairy, wine, horticulture and seafood, as well as resources, energy and manufactured goods. For fresh fruit & vegs there are some positive outcomes, including , immediate elimination of tariffs on cherries and potatoes, elimination over 5 years for table grapes and carrots, elimination over 7 years for oranges and apricots and 10 years for mangoes, plums and peaches. For some products, the tariff elimination is on a seasonal basis, reverting to a higher tariff during our off season.....More comment News & Views AHEA 6 Dec 2013
AHEA - highlighting importance of agricultural policy promises
The Australian Horticultural Exporters Association (AHEA) congratulates the new Coalition government on their election win – highlighting the importance of the horticulture industry to rural and regional Australia and needs to remain a priority as part of the national agenda. “It is critical for the future growth of agriculture in this country that the agriculture sector and exports remain profitable and competitive. While grains and livestock are our biggest exports, the greatest untapped potential in agriculture is horticulture. Horticulture provides 15% of the employment in regional Australia. It is critical for the horticulture sector that there is continued investment in innovation, supply chain management and market access initiatives to ensure we remain globally competitive,“ AHEA Chair, David Minnis said. AHEA media Release 11 Sept 2013
AHEA - getting a market or trade issue considered is simple.
1. Logon to the Members webpages ( Market Access). If you are not currently an AHEA Member, fill out an AHEA member application form and submit.
2. Download the AHEA Market Access and Trade - Issues Submission Form.
3. Complete the Form and email to AHEA.’
This doesn’t promise that we can resolve the issue....
AHEA: Michelle Christoe Executive Director August 2013