Archive for 2018

23.10.2018 Market Access News Comments Off on China demand to keep climbing

China demand to keep climbing

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A GIMAF delegation to China in September 2018 heard how continued growth in feed demand was using up corn stocks and creating opportunities to explore new imports such as Australian lupins for stockfeed. Numerous meetings with government officials and trade sources combined for a strongly positive visit. The GIMAF Forum on 9 October received a report on China, as well as discussing Indonesia, India, prospects for grain imports and many other topics, all of which are covered in GIMAF Update October 2018.

31.07.2018 Market Access News Comments Off on Industry Management Plan – Doing well, keep going

Industry Management Plan – Doing well, keep going

Doing well, keep going. That would be the bottom-line message arising from this year’s review of the Industry Management Plan (IMP) that was developed to support the Australia-China Wheat and Barley Protocol for the supply of Australian wheat and barley to China.

China, India, Indonesia and Pakistan were on the agenda when the GIMAF Forum met in Canberra on 10 July, along with discussion about non-tariff measures and maximum residue limits, all of which are covered in GIMAF July 2018 Forum Outcomes.

 

30.07.2018 Market Access News Comments Off on Pulses challenge continues – India and elsewhere

Pulses challenge continues – India and elsewhere

GIMAF attended the Global Pulse Confederation convention in Colombo (Sri Lanka) during May as part of efforts to gain more information about likely market developments and any potential for shifts in Indian market support policies. Follow to this report and other developments for India.

 

28.02.2018 Market Access News Comments Off on Indian agricultural policies challenge pulse trade

Indian agricultural policies challenge pulse trade

GIMAF and GPA visited India in early February to better understand the agricultural trade policies of the Indian Government and to assess opportunities for Australian pulses in the year to come. Read the story in this link