Annie Farrow

About Annie Farrow

Annie was the Industry Services Manager at APAL from 2009 to 2016.

APAL’s submission on levy payer data

By Annie Farrow APAL has written to Senators to support the current Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Amendment Bill 2016 which would enable research and development corporations like Hort Innovation to establish a register of levy payers (read the full submission). Membership and voting rights for Hort Innovation are determined by the amount of [...]

By |April 11th, 2016|Government submissions, News|

Levies: where your money goes

Author: Annie Farrow Industry Services Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 afarrow@apal.org.au By Annie Farrow All commercial apple and pear growers pay levies to support industry research and development, marketing, residue testing and biosecurity – but who gets what and how is it really spent? APAL recently posted an article about the likelihood of [...]

By |February 4th, 2016|Industry Issues, News|

Fruit and vegetable opportunities in China

By Annie Farrow In a recent presentation during Asiafruit Congress 2015 Clint Smith, a director with the Silk Initiative, said that foreign entrants to China's fruit and vegetable market need to work harder than ever. Chinese consumers are becoming more savvy, government regulations stricter and competition is tougher than ever. He said that entrants needed to [...]

By |December 9th, 2015|Exporting|

Charting Asia’s rise – future trends

By Annie Farrow The rise of Asia may see an increase in the demand for apples in the next 10 years as consumers become more affluent and incomes increase. Asiafruit’s Editor John Hey reported at the Asiafruit Congress in September 2015 that the continent will continue to provide outstanding growth for the global fresh produce [...]

By |December 8th, 2015|Exporting|

Hong Kong – emerging trends

Following a trip to Asiafruit Congress, APAL’s Annie Farrow shares her insights into Hong Kong’s fruit imports. Author: Annie Farrow Industry Services Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 afarrow@apal.org.au Wet markets continue to dominate fresh produce sales in Hong Kong though supermarkets are beginning to improve their market share according to Melinda Meador, an [...]

By |September 28th, 2015|Exporting, Market access|

New tax changes may increase illegal employment

Author: Annie Farrow Industry Services Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 afarrow@apal.org.au APAL is concerned that new tax rules applying to temporary working holiday makers, 417 and 462 Visa holders, will create incentives that will cause workers and the contract labour firms that might manage them to work illegally. In the 2015–16 Budget the Government proposed [...]

By |August 27th, 2015|Industry Issues, Labour / employment|

Fruit sales via mobile booming in China

Author: Annie Farrow Industry Services Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 afarrow@apal.org.au Creativity in online fruit marketing continues to drive rapid growth in imported fruit sales according to Eric Li, Vice President of, and in charge of global sourcing for, Shanghai Yiguo, one of China's leading e-commerce companies. Addressing the Asia Market Insights Conference [...]

By |July 27th, 2015|Exporting|

Building industry initiatives with China

Author: Annie Farrow Industry Services Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 afarrow@apal.org.au Learning from the Chinese import authority, the General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), that they have commenced the information gathering stage for the import risk assessment of Australian mainland apples into China was a terrific outcome of short visit [...]

By |June 30th, 2015|Market access|

Are you investment ready?

Investment is important to boost productivity, gain a competitive edge, and exploit new opportunities to grow your business. Author: Annie Farrow Industry Services Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 afarrow@apal.org.au At the recent AGRIVICTORIA – STATE OF OPPORTUNITY summit Neil Lane, Program Manager – Farm Business Management Capabilities with Dairy Australia, said that being [...]

By |June 17th, 2015|News|

FTAs and market access

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are worth little to growers and exporters if access to export markets is denied. Author: Annie Farrow Industry Services Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 afarrow@apal.org.au In a submission responding to a Parliamentary inquiry, APAL has welcomed the Government’s progress on achieving FTAs with more of our trading partners. FTAs [...]

By |June 9th, 2015|Market access|