Australian grains, pulses and oilseeds making inroads into Pakistan

first_imgAustralian grains, pulses and oilseeds making inroads into Pakistan The Hon David Littleproud MPMinister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency ManagementAustralian canola, chickpea, lentil and wheat exporters now have improved market access into Pakistan.Canola exports to Pakistan will resume for the first time since 2016-17.Australian canola, chickpea, lentil and wheat exporters now have improved market access into Pakistan following successful technical negotiations between the two countries.Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said improved market access into Pakistan created market opportunities for Australian growers and exporters.“These negotiations have delivered really positive outcomes for Australian farmers and exporters,” Minister Littleproud said.“Firstly, we will resume exporting canola to Pakistan, which has not occurred since 2016 17.“Secondly, Pakistan has approved methyl bromide fumigation of chickpeas and lentils, and phosphine fumigation of wheat, which will reduce costs and give greater flexibility to exporters.“This also brings Pakistan into alignment with Australia, India and Bangladesh for preferred rates of fumigation, allowing for easier transhipment across the region.“Pakistan is an important trading partner for Australia. Australia’s agricultural exports to Pakistan grew 35 per cent year on year to $194 million in 2020.“The negotiations demonstrate the value of the Government’s investments in expanding agricultural trade and our agriculture counsellor network over recent years.“These investments are vital not just for improving market access for Australian growers and exporters but also for strengthening our relationship with important trading partners.”Nick Goddard, CEO of the Australian Oilseeds Federation, welcomed the improved market access.“Australian canola growers need more overseas market options for their product, and developments such as this make accessing the Pakistan market just that much smoother for the Australian canola industry,” Mr Goddard said.Fast Facts:Pakistan imported $426 million of canola in 2020. Australia last exported $30 million of canola in 2016-17.Australia exported $102 million worth of chickpeas to Pakistan in 2020 and is on track to exceed this in 2021.Total agricultural exports to Pakistan from Australia were worth over $194 million in 2020. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Australia, Australian, Bangladesh, canola, drought, Emergency, Emergency Management, Fast Facts, Government, India, industry, market, Minister, outcomes, Pakistanlast_img read more