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GTA Trade & Market Access Initiatives

Summary of Initiatives

During December 2015 GTA delivered a roadshow across the country to update our members of our current Trade & Market Access Initiatives.  Click on the header above for a copy of this presentation. Further details about these initiatives are outlined below.

Grain & Plant Product Export Industry Consultative Committee (GPPEICC)

GTA is an active member of this Dept. Agriculture & Water Resources Biosecurity initiative.  The Grain and Plant Products Export Industry Consultative Committee (the Committee) is the principal forum for the Department of Agriculture (the department) to consult with grain, fodder, nuts, seed and timber industries on export inspection and certification, export market access and other relevant issues. The Committee aims to provide effective consultation, communication and partnership between the department and industry stakeholders involved in phytosanitary exports by ensuring stakeholders’ views are given due consideration. 

Current files include;

  • Export fee's & charges - Grain Export Program (View recent GTA Submissions on this issue)
  • Development of Sorghum and Canola Export Protocols
  • Authorised Officers (AO's) Program
  • Container Inspection Standards 
  • Minimising contaminants in consignments to China

GTA Trade & Market Access Technical Committee

The Trade and Market Access Committee shall make recommendations to the Board on commercial impacts and requirements; and policy developments that may arise from the introduction of innovative technology into Australia’s food and feed production systems,; and to monitor related international and local Government policies. Specifically the Committee will be focused on issues including, but not limited to, food and feed security, bio-safety, bio-security, innovative technology and sustainability.