Market access achievements refer to actions taken by DAFF to open new markets, improve and maintain access to existing markets, or restore access where it has been lost.
These achievements include a range of activities, such as:
- Negotiating technical market access conditions with trading partners, including biosecurity and food safety requirements. Agreement on these conditions is usually required before trade can occur.
- Working with Australian exporters and trading partners to prevent and resolve disputes that threaten trade.
- Leveraging our network of in-market Agriculture Counsellors to augment the capabilities of Canberra based staff.
Summary of financial year 2021-22 results
In 2021-22, DAFF recorded 95 market access achievements worth a potential $1.77 billion.
These achievements included:
- Gaining access for peaches to Vietnam and rock lobsters to Thailand
- Improving meat access to the Middle East
- Safeguarding access for grains to ASEAN and Latin America
- Restoring access to poultry markets following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influence (HPAI). Australia has been free of HPAI since February 2021.