Australian fresh produce importers dealing with the lucrative Chinese and Vietnamese markets are being offered a helping hand to address supply chain issues that have long tied up resources across the industry.
The Australian Horticultural Exporters‘ and Importers’ Association (AHEIA) has been awarded a grant from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources under the Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) program to address supply chain issues.
The project - ‘Bilateral Trade Facilitation through Import Value Chain Development and Capacity Building’, aims to support bilateral trade participation with Vietnam and China.
AHEIA CEO Dominic Jenkin is calling on Aussie importers wanting to improve the way they do business in China and Vietnam to sign up for the project that offers a tailored intervention.
AHEA will be working in partnership with Steritech, the sole provider of phytosanitary irradiation services in the Australian market, who will provide technical support, participate in value chain interventions and contribute their expertise to the process.
The project is supported by CSIRO which will provide relevant technical input.
AHEIA invites importers who are interested in participating in this project to contact Mr Jenkin on 0423 394 476 or email@example.com to find out more.
The AHEIA has been the peak industry body representing exporters and importers of horticultural produce in Australia since 1987. AHEA seeks to foster greater collaboration across the value chain, providing leadership to support and strengthen Australia's competitive advantage in the trade of horticultural produce.