Regional South Australia’s unrealised trade potential

A key step in establishing and strengthening trade and investment opportunities between China and regional South Australia is occurring this week, with a visit by a delegation of Chinese business representatives.

A key step in establishing and strengthening trade and investment opportunities between China and regional South Australia is occurring this week, with a visit by a delegation of Chinese business representatives.
 
The four-day visit, instigated by South Australian councils in the South East and Mallee, will give representatives from a number of Chinese companies the chance to see grain production and techniques first hand at Bordertown, Keith and the Southern Mallee.
 
Shadow Minister for Investment and Trade Tim Whetstone, who met with the delegation in the Mallee today, said regional South Australia is a key growth area for exports.
 
“Regional South Australia has so much untapped potential when it comes to accessing new export markets and growing overseas trade in this state,” Mr Whetstone said.
 
“Our farmers work in a clean, green environment with a reputation of offering high-quality products.
 
“From properties the Chinese delegation were shown in the Mallee today, I am confident they will return home with extremely positive things to say about the produce on offer in regional South Australia.”
 
While China is South Australia’s largest trading partner, Mr Whetstone said there is potential for further growth in the state’s regions.
 
“South Australia’s regions are the food and economic generators of the state and there is much unrealised potential for export opportunities in these areas,” Mr Whetstone said.
 
“I am keen to work with regional South Australia to unlock this trade and investment potential.”

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