North Asia FTA Agribusiness Workshops


The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant by the Australian Government to deliver a training program to help small and medium sized agribusiness companies, access and utilise Australia’s Free Trade Agreements with China, Japan and Korea. The program will be delivered through Charles Sturt University’s campuses in Canberra, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst and Port Macquarie commencing in August 2016.

The Program concentrates on raising market awareness, provides technical training on the regulatory requirements to enter each market and advises companies on how to best to manage their supply chains, so that maximum value is returned to the producer. The six week blended learning program comprises online forums, workshops, mentoring and tailored advice that will address specific issues such as

  1. raising the awareness of the new market opportunities in China, Japan and Korea, three of Australia’s largest agricultural export markets. This would include addressing issues such as market selection, market trends, export promotion and development so that producers are export ready
  2. highlighting the technical aspects of these agreements (e.g. HS Tariff codes, valuation, rules of origin, customs declarations and procedures, Authorised Economic Operator Schemes ) so that producers remove any legal or regulatory impediments to the sale of their goods or services
  3. educating producers on transport and logistics issues that must be addressed to successfully get product to market. Importantly this will include information on successful supply chain management strategies and techniques; how best to use freight forwarders and customs agents.

To participate in the program, please complete the form below. You will then receive a tax invoice which you can pay via either direct debit or credit card (Visa/Mastercard). Upon payment of the participation fee you will be provided with further information including online access with workshop venue details. Those companies only wanting access to the online materials can also register using the form below.


This Activity received funding from Austrade as part of the Free Trade Agreement Training Provider Grant Program.

The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.