Trade and market access

RDCs enhance market access by working with global partners and helping the industry to drive the innovation and product development that responds to and taps into consumer preferences in ways which meet their expectations.

Capturing temperature changes for greater certainty and greater returns

Shelf life has always been important in the meat trade, as importers in overseas markets request proof of exporter claims about how long their products will remain saleable. Temperature has by far the largest impact on the shelf life of a product, which means controlling temperature and the cold chain gives the best assurance of […]

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Understanding customer needs to drive export value

With the support of the Grains Research and Development Corporation, the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) engaged the flour milling industries in India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Australia to identify their wheat quality preferences for a wide range of noodle and bread products. These overseas markets purchase roughly […]

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Indonesia–Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

Costs have been removed for Australian exporters accessing our third-largest dairy export market after Australia’s free trade agreement with Indonesia came to life in July 2020. The Indonesia–Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) provides more certainty for future trade and improved market access for Australian dairy products. Key benefits of the IA-CEPA include: Indonesia will […]

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Helping the European Union understand wool’s environmental credentials

In May 2020, a full cradle-to-grave life cycle assessment for a Merino wool jumper was published, the first such assessment for a textile fibre to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. It was closely followed by a further four publications on garment lifetime assessment and best-practice garment use, which are leading global research and underpinning […]

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