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Improve your business' refrigeration efficiency – video series

Refrigeration systems consume large amounts of electricity and depending on the industry can be responsible for up to 85% of a business’s total energy consumption.
 
Sustainability Victoria is providing free refrigeration masterclass webinars to equip businesses with the knowledge and confidence to better manage their refrigeration systems.

Join Michael Bellstedt, one of Australia’s leading refrigeration specialists, on a six-part webinar series that will teach you about your refrigeration system in an easy to follow format. These webinars can be viewed separately or sequentially as a series. Appropriate for business owners with any level of knowledge about their business.

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Hort Connections 2019, 24-26 June at the Mebourne Exhibition Centre

Are you ready for the most influential event of the year?

Hort Connections 2019 is a space for networking, education and business for the entire fresh produce industry and it is coming to Melbourne this June 24-26.

If you haven’t already, be sure to register now and get ready for more info, more food and more fun than ever before.

Hort Innovation can’t wait to see you there and this year, our highlights include a jam-packed stand featuring…

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New Cherry Industry Biosecurity Manual out now

The new biosecurity manual is out now.

Watch the video here

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Webinar: Australian fresh produce exports to South Asia

12 June 2019, 2.30-3.30pm

Join this interactive webinar to gain the latest market insights on exports of Australian fresh produce to South Asia. With a growing health consciousness amongst an expanding consumer class in South Asia there are many lucrative opportunities for Australian businesses.
 
Why attend?

  • receive an update on the market and opportunities for imported fruit in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
  • gain an insight into current trends in the fresh produce sector in South Asia
  • hear from market experts, including a leading importer.

Speakers

Mr Tarun Arora, Director, IG International Pvt Ltd
Dr Mark Morley, Trade Commissioner – India and Pakistan, Austrade

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Farm Business Financial Management for Dry Seasons

Places are still available for the “Farm Business Financial Management for Dry Seasons” Workshops which start this month .

The purpose of these workshops is to boost awareness and capability in farm business planning, risk management and financial literacy and provide options during dry seasonal conditions.

These workshops are available to farm businesses in regions currently experiencing drought and dry seasonal conditions.  See locations and dates below and the attached fliers for more details.

The workshops will include: an overview of financial literacy, analysing and improving the performance of a farm business, understanding and managing risk, planning for profit, evidence-based decision making. 

One follow-up individual consultation will be available to workshop participants to provide further support.

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Cherry Export Workshop

"Building an Export Culture"  18-19 June 2019  Peninsula Room, National Museum of Australia, Lawson Cres, Acton, Canberra
To ensure export readiness and compliance to importing country requirements, attendance at this two day event is mandatory for all mainland cherry growers and packers ahead of registrations for the 2019-20 season. You must attend the workshop to be export registered.

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Cherry Export Workshop

Save the date: 18-19 June 2019 in Canberra

Details and agenda to follow


Freshcare survey

Freshcare is conducting a survey of its major stakeholders to gather valuable feedback to ensure it is well positioned to support the needs of industry into the future.

The survey is open for 2 weeks and is estimated to take 5-10 minutes of the participants time.

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Addressing Non-tariff Barriers to Trade

Australia is a trading nation, and committed to open markets. In 2017, Australia’s two-way trade surged to a record $763 billion, with exports accounting for more than $386 billion.

Non-tariff barriers can be any kind of ‘red tape’ or trade rules that unjustifiably restrict the flow of goods and services.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking involvement from exporters as part of the department's action plan to reduce non-tariff trade barriers.

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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.

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