It’s a ripe time to export apples

A number of factors have aligned to make now a good time to increase apple exports, and growers can best take advantage by understanding the market and supply windows, and building synergistic relationships with partners.  Australia’s potential as a food exporter has long been the basis for investment in food production. In recent times, this [...]

By |April 1st, 2017|Exporting, Market insights|

Pink Lady at Fruit Logistica

In February 2017, APAL and the international network of Pink Lady® licensees and brand stakeholders had another strong delegation at Fruit Logistica in Berlin, Germany. The Pink Lady® stand at Fruit Logistica 2017. APAL uses the event, beyond the exhibition itself, to enhance its position as global trademark and brand manager for Pink [...]

By |April 1st, 2017|Branding, Exporting, News|

Lenswood flying high with apple exports

Exports have long formed a part of the Lenswood Cold Stores Co-operative Society’s business, but new apple varieties, innovations in the packing shed and new relationships with overseas customers are helping to boost the iconic South Australian business’ profile on the world stage. Even in the early days of the co-operative, soon after [...]

By |April 1st, 2017|Exporter profiles, Exporting, South Australia|

Increasing, supporting and promoting Australian exports

With a goal to increase export volumes across all Australian varieties and brands, APAL's commercial division recently hosted Pink Lady Australia's pre-season meeting for Pink Lady® exporters. Australian Pink Lady exporters recently met at the APAL office to discuss the 2017 export season. Back L-R: Andrew Mandemaker, Tim Nethersole, Peter Richardson, Geoffrey Hagarty, Cameron Brown, Baden [...]

By |March 14th, 2017|Exporting, News|

Apple exports at ten year high

By Wayne Prowse Exports of Australian apples are the best in a decade, while Indonesia continues to drive pear exports, as shown in Fresh Intelligence’s analysis of export data to November 2016.  Apples Australian apple exports are on track to reach 5,200 tonnes for 2016, which would be the highest result since 2006 according to [...]

By |January 30th, 2017|Exporting, Industry Data|

Export resource documents

In 2016, APAL secured funding from the Australian Government under the Package Assisting Small Exporters (PASE) program to deliver two export resource documents that are now complete and available to industry members on request: Australian Apple Production - an export resource document; and Australian Pome Fruit – hierarchy of preferred post-harvest treatments for Australian pome fruit [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|Exporting, News|

A reminder for exporters from the Department

The Department of Agriculture, Water and Resources has reminded the apple and pear industry that it is the responsibility of exporters to know their requirements and obligations when preparing for export — it's important to ensure all registrations and certifications are up to date. Authorised crop monitors A reminder to exporters that it is their responsibility to ensure that authorised [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Exporting, News|

Asia Fruit Logistica 2016

The all-important vital statistics from Asia Fruit Logistica, Asia’s only dedicated fresh fruit and vegetable trade show, held 7 – 9 September 2016 are in - 11,000 high-quality buyers and trade visitors from 74 different countries in attendance. The visitor numbers marked a 22 per cent increase on last year’s event. Visitors found a show that [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|Exporting, News|

Exporting – not as daunting as it seems

Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL) has created a basic starting point for growers thinking about exporting their produce but don’t know where to begin. When it comes to growing fruit for the local market, Australian apple and pear growers have a fair idea of what they need to do and how they need to [...]

By |September 1st, 2016|Exporting|

Online registration for apple, pear exporters

Apple and pear growers will soon be able to register online to export, thanks to the Australian Government who have granted APAL $117,810 to deliver an online export registration process and prepare market access documentation. The funding from the Package Assisting Smaller Exporters (PASE) will also be used to develop market access documentation that will assist the industry negotiate [...]

By |July 9th, 2016|Exporting, Grants, News|