Exporting Food and Beverage to China


Exporting Food and Beverage to China

A guide for Australian business

Australian exports of processed food to China increased by 36.9 per cent between 2016 and 2017. 
Australia is now the fourth largest supplier of imported processed food to China.

Exporting food and beverage successfully to China requires a sophisticated approach that takes into account:

  • current and emerging trends
  • Chinese consumer demographics and what drives their food buying decisions
  • regional differences across China in consumer buying power and preferences
  • the rapidly changing mix of channels across traditional retail, e-commerce and more, and the challenges and opportunities each poses
  • the importance of partner selection when developing market entry or expansion strategies
  • the complex regulatory environment involving multiple levels of government
  • how to use Chinese social media platforms to engage consumers and build brand profile
  • what the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement can do for your business
  • managing intellectual property protection in China.

The guide provides an introduction to these key topics, drawing on Austrade's extensive knowledge of the Chinese food and beverage sector and deep experience working with Australian exporters in the market. Austrade acknowledges the contribution of the Australian Food & Grocery Council to this guide, particularly the chapters on distribution channels and key regulations. 



Investment Visa Report

Investment Visa Report

Foreign investments can provide gains to host countries in various forms, ranging from technological advancement to generation of tax revenues and eventually helps domestic economic growth. In return, host countries offer various resources such as labour, incentive policies and residential rights. Australia has been known as one of the best countries to live in the world, and its permanent residential visas are popular among foreigners.

To encourage direct Investment in Australia, Australian Immigration has outlined a range of business visas to foreign investors. This report summarizes all business visas from state to Federal level.

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Investment Visa Report 2015-16’, RDA 12th June 2015



The New Complying Investment Frame Work

On 15th May 2015, the Government announced the new Complying Investment frame work for the significant Investment Visa (SIV) – Reference to the main report ‘Investment Visa Report’., Significant Investor Stream., pg. 5-8 and Business Talent – subclass 132., pg. 10-11

This short article summarise the changes to the Complying Investment frame work

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The New Complying Investment Framework (CIF) for the Significant Investment Visa and Premium Investor Visa (PIV)’, www.austrade.gov.au., 15 May 2015



SIV & PIV Complying Investment Framework

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SIV & PIV Complying Investment Framework (CIF) to commence 1st July 2015’, Prepared by: Austrade/Status/Date: 15 May 2015



Australian Foreign Investment Guide

The Australian Foreign Investment Guide provides useful information on investing and operating a business in Australia and the range of assistance available to Investors.

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