Trade mission builds relationships to grow exports and local jobs

Published: Comments:
Business Business & Economy Employment & Training Political Queensland Government

Social:   

A Queensland trade mission to Hong Kong and Chongqing has exposed businesses from Proserpine and the Gulf of Carpentaria to significant opportunities.

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner, who is leading the delegation, said businesses from the region were grabbing those opportunities with both hands at HOFEX, a major international trade event.

“We’ve got exhibitors here from right across Queensland, from out as far north as Townsville and south to Goondiwindi,” Mr Furner said.

“What people are asking for in Hong Kong is what we have on offer – clean, green safe produce.

“Considering Hong Kong imports 95% of its food Queensland is in prime position only eight or nine hours flight away.

“We are in the box seat making sure we are the winners here providing that food into Hong Kong.”

Proserpine-based VF Plus, which distributes fresh produce from more than 200 mostly Queensland farmers, and Mt Isa-based Australian Gulf Seafoods have participated in the trade mission.

Mr Furner said he expected the trade mission would help the 18 participating businesses to grow exports, and that meant more jobs in a stronger Queensland economy.

“The Palaszczuk Government has a proud record of creating more than 192,000 jobs and we are nowhere near done yet.

“That’s what Labor governments do. We create jobs. We back workers and back businesses to innovate and grow, and we forge the relationships in global markets to increase the opportunities for success.”


Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
The Honourable Mark Furner

 
Queensland Agriculture : Queensland Government :
PO Box 15168, City East, Qld, 4002, Queensland Wide
07 3404 6999
13 25 23
Queensland Agriculture : Queensland Government
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Trade mission builds relationships to grow exports and local jobs 09 May 2019 | A Queensland trade mission to Hong Kong and Chongqing has exposed businesses from Proserpine and the Gulf of Carpentaria to significant opportunities. More information...
Debra-Lee Best Appointed Chairperson of Safe Food Production Queensland’s Board 03 May 2019 | The Queensland Government has appointed Debra-Lee Best as Chairperson and Director of Safe Food Production Queensland’s (Safe Food) Board. More information...
Fast fines for farm infringements come in to effect 29 April 2019 | The Palaszczuk Government has activated added protection against the biosecurity risks posed by unauthorised entry onto farms.  More information...
Wide Bay food producers to take on the world 28 March 2019 | Two Wide Bay region export-ready food businesses will soon be conquering international markets with funding from the Palaszczuk Government to help grow their enterprises. More information...
Buderim funding boost is music to ginger lovers’ ears 28 March 2019 | Export-ready food businesses will soon be conquering international markets with funding from the Palaszczuk Government to help grow their enterprises. More information...
Video puts agriculture careers in the frame 22 March 2019 | A new video developed for Queensland high school students is showcasing the many and varied career opportunities in Queensland agriculture. More information...
Indonesia deal a boost for Queensland agriculture 04 March 2019 | Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner welcomed today’s signing of the agreement, saying it will be a boon for exporters of Queensland agricultural products. More information...
Rural women making their mark in 2019 04 March 2019 | Ann Ross, Sunshine Coast - Ann is passionate about native bee sustainability and smart farming technology. She hopes to use the prize bursary to develop equipment to support research into native bee populations in... More information...
Movement of $1 milk welcomed 18 February 2019 | Today, Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries, Mark Furner MP welcomed Woolworth’s commitment to end the $1 milk promotion. More information...
Former AgForce chief to oversee QATC transition 14 February 2019 | The Queensland Government has appointed former AgForce chief executive officer Charles Burke to oversee the transition of Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service