Workshops Preparing Local Wine Producers For Potential Easing Of Chinese Tariffs

January 31, 2024 4:54 pm in by

Hundreds of South Aussie winemakers have gathered so far this week for a series of workshops about Chinese exports, with the last session to held in Hahndorf tomorrow at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre.

It comes as a review of wine tariffs by China is currently underway, with the Government saying significant progress has been made to stabilise Australia’s relationship with the country including dropping trade restrictions on Aussie coal, cotton, timber, barley and oaten hay.

Experts have been providing the latest updates on the overseas market including wine market conditions, market access and entry, legal considerations and cultural awareness.

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Trades Minister Nick Champion says advocacy for the removal of restrictions on wine continues and exporters are getting prepped for any outcome. 

“We are confident there will soon be greater opportunities for our world class wine producers to re-engage with the Chinese market and the Malinauskas Labor Government is focussed on how we can help our local industry prepare to maximise these chances,” Champion said.

“The South Australian Government will continue to collaborate with its industry partners to deliver initiatives that support re-engagement, build capability and re-position our wine state as a market leader in China.”