Exporters benefit from award-winning online tool

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

A digital platform to streamline processes and regulations for agricultural exporters has won a 2022 Australian Good Design Award.

Acting Deputy Secretary at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Nicola Hinder PSM said the award was recognition of the work the department had put in to make exporting easier.

“The Export Service is a new tool designed to transform how exporters deal with government,” Ms Hinder said.

“Exporting establishments can sign up to the Export Service for better control and visibility of their information online.

“Over time it will be a massive win for exporters – helping them improve their interactions with the department and get their goods overseas faster because they have better access to the information and services they need.

“The Export Service has changed from its first release last year, and it will continue to evolve as it is updated with new features that are designed and tested with our exporters.

“To have the Export Service recognised in its earliest releases is testament to the value of this work. We’re incredibly proud of this achievement.

“Around 70 per cent of Australian agricultural produce is exported. By cutting red tape, our exporters can concentrate more on getting their quality agricultural products to markets.

“We’re proud of this platform and what it can do for Australian exports, and it’s heartening to see our work acknowledged by the Australian Good Design Awards.”

The Australian Good Design Awards are Australia’s oldest international awards for design and innovation, established in 1958.

CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of the Australian Good Design Awards Dr Brandon Gien said the Good Design Award was a valuable independent endorsement of professional design quality.

“This is an inspiring example of digital and communicative innovation. This incredible development is clearly tomorrow-focused and will streamline workflows, increase efficiency and future-proof Australia’s export market,” Dr Gien said.

“We know that good design, when used effectively, can improve our quality of life and make the world around us better, safer, more efficient and more beautiful.”

To visit Export Services, go to https://agriculture-exports.awe.gov.au/.

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