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Sydney: Partner Event - Event: Making Food Export Easier

01 December 2015

Level 27, AMP Centre, 50 Bridge Street | Sydney NSW 2000 | Australia

The AFGC, in partnership with Baker & McKenzie, are pleased to invite you to attend: ‘Making food export easier – Industry, Government and Legal Perspectives’.

With the implementation of Australia’s trade agreements with Japan and Korea, and finalisation of negotiations with China and the Trans Pacific Partnership countries, Australian exporters will have a range of new trading opportunities. While tariffs and quotas will be reduced under the various trade agreements, a range of non-tariff barriers and complex regulatory regimes will continue to impede Australia’s exports to foreign markets. With the event to be held at the Sydney office of Baker & McKenzie, you will have the opportunity to hear from industry, government and the legal profession on the current challenges and opportunities when exporting food and beverage products.  

Event Outline

8:30 – Arrival

8:45 – Welcome  

8:50 – 9:15 Sector Overview: Trends in international trade and release of the AFGC report on non-tariff barriers

  • Mr Gary Dawson, CEO, Australian Food and Grocery Council

9:15 – 9:40 Navigation of regional food regulatory regimes and the release of Baker & McKenzie’s APAC Food Law Guide

  • Mr Ross McLean (Partner) and Ms Julie Cox (Senior Associate), Baker & McKenzie

9:40 – 10:25 Panel Session – Challenges navigating international markets

  • Chaired by Mr Gary Dawson, CEO, Australian Food and Grocery Council 
  • Mr Duncan Makeig, MD Asia Dairy, Lion
  • Mr John Berry, Director and Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, JBS
  • Third panel member (TBC)

10:25 – 10:40      Morning Tea

10.40 – 11:10      Panel Session – Addressing barriers to trade

  • Chaired by Austrade representative, Mr David Watson, Senior Investment Specialist
    • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (TBC)
      • Outline FTAs and what they do (and don’t cover)
    • Mr Simon Smalley, Assistant Secretary, Trade and Market Access Policy Branch, Department of Agriculture
      • Outline of the Government’s announcements on addressing barriers to trade, developments and industry engagement

11:10 – 11:25      Q&A with panellists and audience

11:25 – 11:30      Wrap up and close