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COVID-19 and dairy industry trade and impacts - issues briefings

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve worldwide, several key developments are reshaping and influencing dairy markets. These include changes to demand in Australia and overseas, distribution challenges and supply chain impacts. Dairy Australia is monitoring these developments closely and will release updated briefs on a weekly basis. Please download the latest issues brief for market information and implications from an Australian dairy industry perspective.

Industry briefings

The next briefing will be issued 8 April 2020. 

International freight support - Expression of Interest 

On 1 April, the Australian Government announced $110 million in funding to help exporters get their high-quality produce into key overseas markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will be managed by Mr Michael Byrne, International Freight Coordinator General, and will coordinate flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth to deliver fresh produce to China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

Eligible products may include:

  • seafood, including lobsters
  • premium red meat, including beef and pork
  • dairy, including fresh milk and yoghurt
  • horticulture, including premium fruits and packaged salad or vegetables.

If this sounds like you, express your interest by sharing your air freight requirements now.

Questions? Please email freight.assistance@agriculture.gov.au

Airfreight Assistance Team
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
(02) 6272 2444


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