With an increasing global population and growing demand for agrifood products, Western Australia is in a position to build on its reputation as a clean and green State, and a reliable supplier of premium-quality food for domestic and international markets. As one of the most pest and disease free agricultural production areas in the world, Western Australia’s enviable biosecurity status ensures access for agrifood products to high-value markets. This is of critical importance in the competitive global agricultural marketplace.
Western Australia’s agrifood sector exports about 78 per cent of its agricultural production, with key markets China, Japan, Indonesia and Republic of Korea. Due to its location it is primed to meet the growing demand for food from Asia and the Middle East and to further develop seasonal market opportunities in the northern hemisphere.
Western Australia’s agrifood sector has developed the experience and capabilities to understand the specific needs of international importers and consumers. With their reputation for quality produce, agrifood businesses are already making major inroads into international markets. Companies from production, storage, transport and manufacturing deliver premium products that global markets demand.
A key priority for the Western Australian Government, through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), is to work with industry to attract investment into WA’s agrifood industry areas (livestock, grains, horticulture) to expand production and exports.
DPIRD works to identify and develop international market opportunities for these businesses and attract investment. Working in collaboration with the WA Government’s overseas offices, DPIRD is further developing emerging markets as well as identifying and removing trade barriers to boost export performance.
WAGO is here to assist European, UK and Israeli businesses interested in trading with Western Australia’s agrifood sector. The office can assist in liaising with the relevant industry groups and government authorities to help ensure businesses are well-informed about investment opportunities in Western Australia.
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