Low apple exports, but UK holds promise

APAL encourages industry stakeholders to look through the Hort Innovation trade intelligence report for apple and pear imports and exports for the first quarter (Jan - Mar) of 2017. Download Hort Innovation's trade intelligence report for apples and pears for the first quarter (Jan - Mar) of 2017. A 33 per cent first [...]

By |July 11th, 2017|Exporting, Hort Innovation, Importing, News|

APAL response to country of origin labelling consultations

APAL has responded to the Commonwealth Government’s proposed response to revise the country of origin labelling framework. Read APAL response to country of origin labeling consultations.

By |January 31st, 2016|Government submissions, Importing|

Australia permits imported Korean nashi pears again

Apple and Pear Australia Ltd (APAL) have been advised that the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the Department) has reinstated approval for the importation of pears from three selected growing regions of the Republic of Korea. Australia will resume importing nashi pears from Korea. This follows the suspension of trade in Korean [...]

By |October 6th, 2015|Importing, News|

French apples in Australia?

In April 2013, France lodged an application with the Australian Government for access to export French apples to Australia. The application has not yet been processed, but APAL’s Industry Services Manager Annie Farrow recently met with one of France’s major apple exporters – Blue Whale – who asked about the application’s progress because France remains [...]

By |June 25th, 2015|Importing, News|

Examination of the import risk analysis process

By |September 1st, 2014|Government submissions, Importing|

APAL response to Inquiry into country of origin food labelling

Read APAL's response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry's Inquiry into country of origin food labelling - 2 May 2014 (pdf 138KB).

By |May 2nd, 2014|Government submissions, Importing|

Apple and pear 2013 trade review, 2014 plans

Blog author: Ms Claire FitchettMarket Development Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 | APAL’s Market Development Manager Claire Fitchett examines Australia’s 2013 apple and pear export and import trade data and plans towards improved export opportunities in 2014. Apples Australia’s apple exports were down 18% in 2013 on 2012 volumes, worth a total of [...]

By |February 18th, 2014|Exporting, Importing, Market access|

Imported Chinese apples on sale

An imported Fuji apple from China, purchased in Melbourne. Fuji apples imported from China have begun to enter the Australian retail space. APAL’s Sophie Clayton visited the Queen Victoria markets in Melbourne earlier this week and saw apples of very good quality and high colour retailing for $5.50 per kilogram. The apples were selling [...]

By |February 4th, 2014|Importing|

The Economic Impact of Apple Imports from China, New Zealand and the USA on The Australian Apple Industry (2011)

The Australian apple industry is likely to endure significant structural changes resulting from the introduction of apple imports, starting January 2011, with wholesale prices expected to be about 20 per cent lower and farm income about 30 per cent lower.

By |April 12th, 2013|Importing, Industry Issues|

The New Zealand apples import issue

The Australian apple industry has slammed Biosecurity Australia for recommending the importation of New Zealand apples without limitation

By |April 12th, 2013|Importing, Industry Issues|