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29.07.2020 Market Access News Comments Off on GIMAF Update July 2020 – India, China, GIMAF mid-year Forum

GIMAF Update July 2020 – India, China, GIMAF mid-year Forum

Market access can be a challenge, yet amidst the economic havoc wreaked by COVID-19 the world still needs food, various export opportunities for Australian grain continue to evolve and good news does appear!

To see what GIMAF is talking about, go to GIMAF Update July 2020

19.05.2020 Market Access News Comments Off on Industry Update: Australia’s barley industry responds to China’s tariff measures

Industry Update: Australia’s barley industry responds to China’s tariff measures

Joint Statement from Grains Industry Market Access Forum, Australian Grain Exporters Council, GrainGrowers, Grain Producers Australia and Grain Trade Australia
19 May 2020

The Australian barley industry has expressed its deep disappointment with the announcement by the People’s Republic of China to place punitive tariffs on Australian barley exports to China. This follows an anti-dumping and countervailing subsidy investigations initiated by China in November 2018.

The People’s Republic of China has imposed a dumping margin of up to 73.6% and a subsidy margin of up to 6.9% for all barley imported from Australia on all barley imported from Australia, effective from 19th May 2020, in response to its investigations.

These tariffs will disrupt and most likely halt exports by artificially increasing the price of Australian barley imported to China until the situation is resolved. It is estimated this dispute could cost Australian grain industry and notably rural and regional economies at least $A500 million per annum.

See China tariff update to read the full statement.

11.05.2020 Market Access News Comments Off on Industry Update: China proposes tariffs on Australian barley

Industry Update: China proposes tariffs on Australian barley

Joint Statement from Grains Industry Market Access Forum, Australian Grain Exporters Council, GrainGrowers, Grain Producers Australia and Grain Trade Australia
9 May 2020

The Australian barley industry understands the People’s Republic of China, Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) are potentially proposing to place tariffs on barley imported from Australia as a result of their ongoing anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations.
The yet to be finalised tariffs, may include a dumping margin of up to 73.6% and a subsidy margin of up to 6.9% for barley imported from Australia.
Australian barley exporters and the Australian Government have been provided with 10 days to respond.
It is understood MOFCOM may provide their final determination on, or before 19 May 2020.
The organisations making this statement and Australian barley exporters will continue to co-operate with the Chinese Government and work closely with the Australian Government.

08.04.2020 Market Access News Comments Off on GIMAF Update April 2020 – India Special Edition

GIMAF Update April 2020 – India Special Edition

This GIMAF Update is a special edition of the Pulse Guidance Notes that has been prepared in light of the changing situation in India, as that country institutes measure to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The situation and information is fluid and this information is current as at April 3rd, 2020. Click through to see the Update.

02.04.2020 Market Access News Comments Off on GIMAF Forum, Pulse Market update and COVID 19 – GIMAF Update March 2020

GIMAF Forum, Pulse Market update and COVID 19 – GIMAF Update March 2020

It’s a challenging time for all, however grain markets continue to operate and work to address market access challenges continues. Winter crop sowing is occurring in early areas and extensive summer rains in many parts of the Australian grain belt hint at potential for strong crop production, making the pulse market update an important consideration. Follow through to our GIMAF Update March 2020.

13.02.2020 Market Access News Comments Off on Positive trade developments – GIMAF Update February 2020

Positive trade developments – GIMAF Update February 2020

Good news for malting barley to India and wider export opportunities to Indonesia, along with a China update and two prompts on weed seeds – all in the February 2020 GIMAF Update

Joint Secretary, Indian Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare,
Shri (Mr) Atish Chandra (centre) viewing phosphine fumigation at CBH Metro Grain Centre

02.01.2020 Market Access News Comments Off on Industry Update: Uncertainty continues from China countervailing investigation against Australian barley

Industry Update: Uncertainty continues from China countervailing investigation against Australian barley

Joint Statement from Grain Trade Australia, Grains Industry Market Access Forum, Australian Grain Exporters Council, GrainGrowers and Grain Producers Australia.
19th December 2019

Key messages:

  • China’s countervailing investigation against the Australian barley industry is continuing and the potential outcomes remain uncertain. 
  • Australian growers should be aware of this market risk as they approach the upcoming harvest and next year’s planting period.

See GIMAF Update December 2019 (2) to read the full statement

03.12.2019 Market Access News Comments Off on Pulse Guidance Notes

Pulse Guidance Notes

Edition 6, Nov 2019

This global pulse update has been prepared by Pulse Australia, and the Grains Industry Market Access Forum (GIMAF), with the support of the Australia – India Council, to inform the Australian pulse value chain about the trends and drivers in the global pulse market.