Our Export Industries
Food & Produce
The Northern Rivers has a reputation for high quality, clean and sustainable food and beverage industry due to the exceptional quality of our produce.
In export markets, this is reflected in the overseas demand for our meat, dairy, blueberries and nuts.
With a growing boutique food business industry in our region, opportunities for gourmet food products continue in export markets to grow.
Our region is home to many highly skilled screen practitioners. Covering all aspects of the industry, our region is host to international screen products including special effects, fantastic locations and more.
Information and Resources for Exporters
Funding to Boost Regional Exports
The NSW Government has announced a new program to boost regional exports.
NSW small and medium exporters will benefit from almost $13 million in support programs aimed at creating jobs and supporting the regions, including a $10,000 Exporter Assistance Grant.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade John Barilaro said the Government was investing in the regions and reinvigorating export industries impacted by COVID-19.
“The package will provide more local trade advisors, an increased presence in key Asian markets, a new e-commerce program to develop alternative channels to market and a $10,000 grant scheme.” Mr Barilaro said.
The $10,000 Export Assistance Grant will be available for up to 1,000 export ready or export capable NSW businesses, helping them access new markets or re-enter old ones where business has ceased.
More information about this and other export support from the NSW Government is available here.
Australian and NSW Government
Both the Australian and NSW governments provide advice and support to businesses who are currently or considering exporting. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many government programs have been adapted or extended to ensure access to support and information for businesses affected by the pandemic.
Other Support and Resources
Webinar from RDA Sydney held Wednesday 6th May 2020 to discuss the topic: Resources and opportunities available to support exporters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyRvN8VUBNE&feature=youtu.be
Treasury webinar held Wednesday 22 April 2020: State of Freight and Logistics ports