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Trade deals will give confidence to milk industry, Parmalat boss says

Monday, 05 January 2015 15:32 Published in News & Updates

Australia - Parmalat Australia chief executive Craig Garvin says the free-trade deals signed  recently  with Japan, China and South Korea will give dairy processors  confidence to invest long term and encourage farmers to get the nation's  stagnant milk pool growing again..Read more 

Will the China FTA push up local milk prices?

Thursday, 04 December 2014 15:26 Published in News & Updates

Australia - China wants cheaper labour on Australian resource projects under the free trade agreement, not just scarce skills.There seems to be a disconnect between the mostly positive media commentary about the China free trade agreement and the doubts among the general population..Read more 

Big opportunities for smaller exporters

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 09:50 Published in News & Updates

Australia - BIG wins under the China-Australia free trade agreement (ChAFTA) include agricultural exports with considerable growth potential, according to a special ChAFTA analysis in the National Australia Bank (NAB) November Rural Commodities Wrap. In particular, this includes dairy, beef, lamb, wine and horticultural products,..Read more 

Germany allays concerns over EU-India trade pact

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 09:43 Published in News & Updates

India - Chandigarh, Nov 24: Indian farmers should not be worried about increased agricultural produce from Germany and the European Union (EU) and there was significant space for the countries to collaborate in training and technology sharing, a German Food and Agriculture Ministry representative told..Read more 

Pitch for premium dairy product

Friday, 21 November 2014 15:24 Published in News & Updates

Australia - A CLEAR winner of Australia's freshly-signed free trade agreement with China is the State's dairy industry, but its success is in the hands of industry bodies according to dairy advocate Lisa Dwyer. WestVic Dairy chairman and Kangertong dairy owner, Ms Dwyer, said the agreement that had been 10 years in the making..Read more