Riverland wine industry meets with Federal Trade Minister

April 26, 2024 7:28 am in by

Riverland wine sellers and grape growers have met with the Federal Minister for Trade and Tourism, Don Farrell, to discuss the future of the local industry, calling for action to ensure it can overcome current challenges and set itself up for the future.

Hosted by industry group Riverland Wine, industry representatives discussed a range of issues with Minister Farrell including proposed structuring of trade support for the wine sector, understanding how the Federal Government is proposing to fund international expansion activities on behalf of the industry, the critical need for Export Market Development Grants and China’s removal of tariffs and maximising benefits to export sales.

Riverland Wine Executive Officer Lyndall Rowe said the proposal for structural adjustment and the establishment of and industry reform fund by the Federal Government warranted serious consideration.

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