India beckons for NSW food exporters

Media release | 7 June 2018

Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair said NSW food and beverage exporters can apply now to join a NSW and Australian Government supported trade mission to Delhi and Mumbai in India in September to explore export opportunities in the booming sub-continent market.

“NSW agricultural produce exports to India grew a massive 200 per cent year in 2016-17 to $760 million,” Mr Blair said.

“With a population of over 1.3 billion there is huge potential for much more of NSW’s highly valued clean and safe produce to be sold into India.

“The Indian government is focused on sustainable development and this is creating fantastic opportunities for NSW in sectors including agribusiness and food.

“This trade mission is a great chance for NSW companies to meet potential business partners in India, build relationships and develop experience in a rapidly growing international market while enhancing their global business profile,” he said.

The food and beverage trade mission to Delhi and Mumbai will be held from 24-30 September with participating companies to be supported by the NSW Government as well as Austrade and DFAT to meet local distributors and importers.

The mission will include participation in the Annapurna World of Food trade show in Mumbai from 27-29 September, which is regarded as India's most important international trade fair for the food and beverage industry.

There will also be visits to supermarkets and retailers, business to business matchmaking sessions, group meetings, and networking events.

The NSW Government will cover costs of the business program and related on-ground costs with participating businesses only needing to cover the cost of their travel and accommodation.

Expressions of interest are open until 10 August for up to 30 NSW companies to join the week-long mission.

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