Door open for Aussie almonds to Chile

Almonds April 4, 2019

Australian almonds growers can now export their produce to Chile following agreement of new market access arrangements.

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said it was great news for the $440 million almond export industry and the farmers that underpin it.

“Gaining market access for Australian produce helps our farmers sell more and employ more regional people,” Minister Littleproud said.

“We are the second largest producer of almonds and our almond crop is expected to hit record levels this year and the next five years.

“The majority of these almonds have been grown for export, so opening new markets is vital for the success of the industry.

“Now that almond growers can export their high-quality produce to Chile they have access to a market that provides significant potential.

“Chile is home to 18 million people and this will also help us tap into valuable Latin American markets.

“Improving market access is an important part of increasing farm gate returns and ensuring growers get premium price for their premium produce.”

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