November 17, 2023
Exporting Queensland avocados to China has moved a step closer with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in Beijing between Avocados Australia and an agency that assists with market access.
Avocados Australia is the peak industry body representing Australian avocado farmers, exporters, marketers and wholesalers.
The MOU is with China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association (CIQA), a not-for-profit organisation focused on the import and export inspection and quarantine sector.
CIQA also assists with overcoming technical barriers to trade agreements and other market access issues.
Under the MOU, CIQA has agreed to assist in sharing market intelligence, helping to develop frameworks for necessary R&D that feed into overcoming market access barriers and facilitating information sharing between China’s regulatory market access bodies and Avocados Australia.
Avocado Australia CEO John Tyas said building a strong and enduring partnership with CIQA was already helping to assist Australian researchers develop relevant data to ensure success when market access negotiations begin.