The Australian Government is helping to get our bumper grain crop to overseas markets faster by supporting industry’s efforts to streamline export certification.
Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said Grain Trade Australia’s PASE project will deliver dividends.
“This $92,000 grant has delivered new education tools supporting the grain industry’s compliance with Australian and importing country quality standards,” Minister Littleproud said.
“Training on the correct preparation of representative grain samples to meet the Prescribed Goods Exporter Preparation Standards will help streamline the export certification process.
“This is about getting our record Australian grain crops to trading partners’ markets faster.
“Taking a representative sample of grain in storage, during transfer between storage facilities or in a transport unit is key to meeting the standards that facilitate safe and efficient trade.
“Our investment in Grain Trade Australia’s training program will help small grain exporters meet these trade requirements just as they are getting another bumper crop off the ground and global demand for our produce is increasing.
Grain Trade Australia Chairman Andrew Goyder said the grant will also deliver industry engagement, a communication strategy, and an on-line learning tool suitable for small exporters.
“This funding is another example of the Australian Government’s commitment to support producers and exporters,” Mr Goyder said.
“Failure to comply with sampling procedures and to provide grain samples representative of each consignment as outlined in the PGEPS can delay the export certification process.
“Exporters require knowledge, education, and training to support them in compliance with the PGEPS and that is what this training package is delivering.”