Support and resources

Pathways to Export

The Pathways to Export program will create pathways for Victorian agri-food businesses as they internationalise and diversify into new markets.

The program will:

  • provide specialised in-market support for businesses with our in-market specialists in South East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa region, and China
  • collate international market intelligence to strengthen our expertise and tailor our services to Victorian agribusinesses
  • include a range of business support services, including support for emerging industries
  • develop an agri-food exports online hub.

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Food and Fibre Trade Pavilion (Vic House – China)

The Victorian Food and Fibre Trade Pavilion (Vic House) is an innovative in-market promotional facility in Shanghai, developed to showcase Victoria’s broad agricultural, food and beverage capabilities to the state’s largest global export partner, China.

Vic House provides Victorian exporters with a unique opportunity to:

  • conduct targeted product tasting and testing in-market
  • undertake virtual business meetings with importers and retailers
  • grow their business through new export opportunities
  • maintain existing relationships and develop new networks in China
  • promote existing brands, and new and seasonal products
  • support entry into the China market.

Vic House provides Victoria with the opportunity to consolidate its strong position in the critical China market and recover lost market share due to global market disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Victorian Government is providing Vic House as a free platform to support Victorian businesses.

For more information, contact pathwaystoexport@agriculture.vic.gov.au.

Additional information - Who else do I talk to?

The following organisations provide further information for new and established exporters looking for additional information.

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Agriculture Victoria works with famers, agri-food businesses, industry and communities to grow the State’s agricultural sector and exports.

Web: agriculture.vic.gov.au
Phone:
136 186

Visit our contact us page for further contact details for Agriculture Victoria.

Global Victoria provides information to help Victorian companies export their goods internationally.

Web: global.vic.gov.au
Phone: 1800 325 244

To make an enquiry, please visit the Global Victoria contact page.

Austrade is the Australian Government's trade, investment and education promotion agency. Austrade has information on international export markets and advice on how to access these markets. Austrade also has grants for exporters.

Austrade also provides useful reports, such as Exporting food and beverage to China.

Austrade has developed an online service offering to assist exporters with getting started plus understanding relevant laws and regulations such as Free Trade Agreements.

Web: export.business.gov.au
Phone: 13 28 78

To make an enquiry, please visit the business.gov.au contact page.

The Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is the department of the Australian federal government responsible for foreign policy and relations, international aid, consular services and trade and investment

The DFAT website will help you find out about:

  • negotiating market access
  • an explanation of the tariff structure
  • grants and financial assistance.

Free Trade Agreement Portal

Phone: Within Australia: 1300 555 135 Outside Australia: +61 2 6261 3305

To make an enquiry, please visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) contact page.

Visit the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (Commonwealth Government) website for information on:

  • exporting agricultural products from Australia
  • approved auditors
  • Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR)
  • export forms
  • regulatory information.

Web: awe.gov.au
Phone: (02) 6272 3232

To make an enquiry, please visit the Australian Government's  Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment website contact page.

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Victorian Chamber) supports its 47,000 members across Victoria and is the largest and most influential not-for-profit business across the State.

Web: victorianchamber.com.au
Phone: 03 8662 5333
Email: customerservice@victorianchamber.com.au

The Australian Border Force is under the Department of Home Affairs which is a law enforcement agency responsible for the boarder control of compliance and detention in Australia.

Web: abf.gov.au
Phone: 131 881

To make an enquiry, please visit the Australian Border Force contact page.

business.gov.au provides Australian businesses government information to grants, registrations and support to help their business succeed in Australia.

Web: business.gov.au
Phone: 13 28 46

To make an enquiry, please visit the business.gov.au contact page.

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Page last updated: 12 Jan 2022