Food & Agribusiness Working Group
The Food & Agribusiness Working Group comprises members of AustCham Beijing and AustCham Shanghai. Membership of the Working Group is diverse and covers most sectors of the food and agribusiness sector in China, where Australian involvement is strong. Strong conntections have been forged between members of the Working Group and locally based food and agribusiness operatives, providing strong opportunities for the transfer of Australian technology, practices and skills.
The Working Group has developed a number of priority areas and a framework through which initiatives can be developed that align to these priority areas. Some priority areas include:
- Trade access - covering technical issues, free trade agreements, trade policy and trade barriers
- Awareness - raising the profile of Australian food and agribusiness operatives and organisations in the China market
- Integrity - covering issues such as logistics, quality assurance, supply chain management, food traceability
- Technology, skills and capacity - covering issues such as knowledge management, education and skills transfer; and
- Investment - covering issues such as venture capital availability, equity arrangements in food and agribusiness and strategic alliances
The Invitation Australia initiative is a longer-term strategy aimed at establishing and strengthening links between members of Chinese food and agribusiness enterprises and those operating in the Australian food and agribusiness sector. A key feature of the initiative will be sponsored (or full fee-paying) visits to Australia by key Chinese food and agribusiness operatives to experience firsthand Australian food and agribusiness technology, practices and operations with a view to the future application of learnings into the Chinese market. Read more.
Working Group Member Capability Matrix
The Capability Matrix identifies capabilities that exist within member organisations operating in, or with a connection to, the food and agribusiness sector. View Matrix.