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25.09.2019 Market Access News Comments Off on Updated non-tariff measures report

Updated non-tariff measures report

Grains industry report assists industry & Government action on non-tariff measures (NTMs)

13 September 2019 – The results of the second industry survey of non-tariff measures (NTMs) that affect the Australian grains industry are now available. The grains industry undertook the first comprehensive study of NTMs impacting the grains industry in late 2017.  This landmark report enabled the industry to prioritise and communicate the impact of NTMs on the grain trade to government and other stakeholders for the purpose of improving market access for Australian grains and delivering improved returns for Australian grain growers.     This report, jointly led by Grain Trade Australia, GrainGrowers and GIMAF, has identified that NTMs, particularly MRLs and technical barriers to trade continue to be a major focus for the industry, increasing the compliance risk and cost of doing business, and in some cases, inhibiting access to markets. The 2019 report has clearly identified that MRLs are becoming an increasingly significant barrier for Australian grains exporters.

05.08.2019 Market Access News Comments Off on Is India a chance? – GIMAF Update July 2019

Is India a chance? – GIMAF Update July 2019

The Indian monsoon arrived late, so does that mean India might need to buy grain? What about China and new season barley? Grower meetings in SA, lupins and the recent GIMAF Forum are all in the GIMAF July 2019 Update.

Japanese Shochu makers were at the SA grower meetings, seen here with Tony Russell in a barley crop at Tumby Bay on SA’s Eyre Peninsula
13.06.2019 Market Access News Comments Off on Be aware of MRLs – GIMAF Update June 2019

Be aware of MRLs – GIMAF Update June 2019

Barley dominates the discussion in GIMAF’s June Update, amidst the industry campaign to raise MRL awareness, with the image below the first page of a statement on IMI-tolerant barley varieties. Other MRL issues are covered in the GIMAF Update, along with a pointer to Pulse Australia’s guidance note on the pulse market in India post-election.

Page 1 of 3 about IMI-tolerant barley varieties. See the full Update for this and other issues.
14.05.2019 Market Access News Comments Off on China, Indonesia and ASEAN – GIMAF Update March 2019

China, Indonesia and ASEAN – GIMAF Update March 2019

China, Indonesia and ASEAN were the key topics were discussed in GIMAF Update March 2019, with key messages for barley growers ahead of the 2019 season.

GIMAF was active in China and Indonesia during March 2019, along with a visit to the GIWA Barley Autumn Forum in Perth. Barley was dominating the trade discussion space, however the strongly positive development in Indonesia was the signing of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) on 4 March.

Australian industry delegation members following the IA-CEPA signing (image courtesy GIWA)

14.05.2019 Market Access News Comments Off on GIMAF Update February 2019

GIMAF Update February 2019

The GIMAF Forum met in Canberra on 6 February, with China the principal topic for discussion – exploring the future and how to manage challenges for this market.

In addition to China the Forum discussed progress on the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) and ongoing challenges for pulse exports to India.

All these topics and more appear in GIMAF Update February 2019.

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

China demand to keep climbing

Image courtesy COFCO

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.