Agribusiness trade mission to sell NSW to Asia

Published 28th January, 2014 in Economy

The NSW Government is inviting NSW agribusiness and processed food companies to sign up for a business trade mission to South East Asia.

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Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner said the trade mission to Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore from April 1-8 will provide companies with an opportunity to gain invaluable on-the-ground knowledge and expertise on doing business in these expanding markets.

“This industry trade mission is about helping NSW businesses establish or grow their exports in Asia and reflects the NSW Government’s commitment to international engagement,” Mr Stoner said.

“South East Asia has a large, fast-growing consumer market which represents a strong opportunity for NSW growers and producers to win new export business.

“With NSW’s international reputation for safe, fresh and abundant produce we are well placed to meet this rising demand.

“Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore have all been identified as priority markets for our State and this business trade mission builds on the five-day trade and investment mission I took to South East Asia last year to promote the strengths of our State’s agribusiness sector.

“Participants on the trade mission will have opportunities to visit and meet a number of places where they can get their products onto shelves to take advantage of the surging demand in Asia.

“I encourage NSW agribusiness and processed food companies to take this great opportunity to visit target markets, secure investment and expand internationally.”

Mr Stoner said NSW Trade & Investment will have an expert team on hand to manage all aspects of the mission and the delegation will travel with an experienced trade and investment business specialist.

Participants will attend exclusive networking events with companies, government agencies, key customers and potential partners. The mission also includes study tours, individual meetings with targeted companies and participants will receive post-mission support to assist with the move into these markets.

NSW agribusiness and processed food companies interested in applying should visit www.business.nsw.gov.au. Applications close on February 28.

Published 28th January, 2014 in Economy