Export and trade
Changes to air cargo security
The Australian Government is implementing security measures to strengthen Australia’s international outbound air cargo security in response to evolving threats.
The initiatives include piece-level examination for all outbound international cargo from 1 March 2019. All outbound international air cargo, regardless of destination, must:
- Be examined by a Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RACA) in accordance with an Enhanced Air Cargo Examination (EACE) notice; or
- Originate from a Known Consignor.
More information can be found on the Home Affairs website.
To help businesses comply with the new requirements, Australian Border Force has set up the Trusted Trader Program. The Trusted Trader Program is designed to help businesses become Known Consignors, thereby reducing red tape, improving certainty in export markets, expediting the flow of their cargo in and out of Australia and saving your business time and money.
Australian cherry exports
Currently, 30% of Australian Cherries are exported to more than 30 countries in a highly competitive international market.
Asian market destinations, such as China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan receive the majority of Australian exports. Emerging and potential export markets include the United States and the Middle East.
Cherry Growers Australia (CGA) takes a leadership role in exploring and negotiating important export markets, market access and market maintenance for Australian Cherries.
Efforts are focused on opening and reopening core export markets, improving trade relations, overcoming trade barriers and exploring more commercially viable export options.
Exporting cherries is a specialised market requiring attention and detail to cultural sensitivities, biosecurity, packaging, market access and entry and transportation.
The type and variety of cherry exported is determined by market access and cultural tendencies accounting for preferences in taste, colour and flavour.
To explore potential export avenues for your cherry growing business contact your State Association.
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Import conditions by country
Import conditions can be found on the MICoR website (Department of Agriculture and Water Resources)
CGA's comprehensive export manual clearly explains export market requirements to over 20 countries.
For access, contact CGA.
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Information on the export pathway to market by destination may be found below