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Table grapes are exported to more than 42 countries around the world. Each market has its own key importing requirements, which growers and exporters can access by logging in to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s Manual of Importing Country Requirements, or MICoR database.

In 2019–20, Australian table grape growers exported more than 2600 tonnes to Bangladesh, a 99 per cent increase. The Austrade Bangladesh profile has an overview of the food and beverage market, opportunities, tariffs and regulations.

 

While Bangladesh is not a protocol market, specific export criteria must be met.

 

In-transit cold treatment is currently not permitted. The Horticulture Exports Program is in the process of requesting in-transit cold treatment with the Bangladesh NPPO.

 

Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material. Fruit is to be free of leaves and peduncles.

 

When exporting to Bangladesh it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR.

 

Exporting your grapes to Bangladesh

Australia gained market access to China in 2011 following several years of negotiations. Almost 10 years on, China is the largest market for Australian grapes, with 41 per cent of table grape exports sent in 2019/20 – almost 63,000 tonnes. The Austrade China profile has an overview of the food and beverage market, opportunities, tariffs and regulations. China is a protocol market, growers/orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities must meet the requirements outlined in the workplan and be accredited by the department for China. Only fruit sourced, packed and/or treated from accredited properties will be certified. Protocols and workplans are available through MICoR Plants in the Documents section. Access is restricted and requires a logon. Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material. A 600-piece sample rate is to be applied per consignment. When exporting to China it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR. Exporting your grapes to China

The Cook Islands are a non-protocol market. Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.

 

When exporting to the Cook Islands it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR.

 

Exporting your grapes to Cook Islands

Hong Kong is a major market of Australian table grapes. Demand has grown over the past 10 years, and Hong Kong received more than 9000 tonnes of product in the 2019/20 season. A high value market with a focus on quality, traceability, food safety and nutritional benefits, Hong Kong and China commanded 50 per cent of table grape exports last year. The Austrade Hong Kong profile has an overview of the food and beverage market, opportunities, tariffs and regulations.

 

When exporting to Hong Kong it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR.

 

Exporting your grapes to Hong Kong

Australia exports a wide range of seed and seedless varieties of grapes to Indonesia, including Red Globe, Crimson Seedless, Thompson Seedless, Autumn Royal and Midnight Beauty. Indonesia is a key market for Australian table grapes. While issues with obtaining importing quotas saw a 42 per cent decline in growth for the 2019/20 season, table grape exports totalled more than 13,000 tonnes. The Austrade Indonesia profile has an overview of the food and beverage market, opportunities, tariffs and regulations.

 

While Indonesia is a non-protocol market, additional declarations are required for consignments subject to cold treatment (onshore or in-transit).

 

Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.

 

When exporting to Hong Kong it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR.

 

Exporting your grapes to Indonesia

Japan is the third largest importer of Australian table grapes. Australia gained access to Japan in 2014. More than 11,000 tonnes of table grapes exports were sent to Japan in 2019/20. The Austrade Japan profile has an overview of the fruit and vegetable market, opportunities, tariffs and regulations.

 

Japan is a protocol market. Protocols and workplans are available through MICoR Plants in the Documents section. Access is restricted and requires a logon.

 

Where applicable, the exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the endorsement and present it to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.

 

Japan regulations only permit grapes of the Crimson Seedless, Thompson Seedless and Red Globe varieties into Japan for shipment under on-shore or intransit cold treatment.

 

All table grapes for export to Japan are subject to a 2% inspection.

 

Consignments to Japan are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.

 

When exporting to Japan it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR.

 

Exporting your grapes to Japan

Australia gained access to South Korea with the introduction of the Korean Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) in 2014. Since then, exports to South Korea have grown significantly. More than 8000 tonnes of table grapes were sent to Korea in 2019/20, an increase of 152 per cent on the previous year. The Austrade Korea profile has an overview of the food and beverage market, opportunities, tariffs and regulations. Korea is a protocol market, growers/orchards, packhouses (if packed in a pack house) and treatment facilities must meet the requirements outlined in the workplan and be accredited by the department. Only fruit sourced and/or treated from accredited properties will be certified. Protocols and workplans are available through MICoR Plants in the "Documents" section. Access is restricted and requires a logon. Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material. When exporting to Korea it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR. Exporting your grapes to Korea

Exports to Malaysia have remained steady over the past few years. Last year saw an increase of table grape exports by 28 per cent, with just over 4000 tonnes sent in 2019/20. The Austrade Malaysia profile has an overview of the food and beverage market, opportunities, tariffs and regulations.

 

When exporting to Malaysia it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR.

 

Exporting your fruit to Malaysia

While exports to Myanmar are relatively minimal, there are increasing opportunities open for table grape suppliers as the retail and fresh food landscape evolves. The Austrade Myanmar profile has an overview of the food and beverage market, opportunities, tariffs and regulations.

 

Original and certified translation of the import permit must be presented to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.

 

Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.

 

When exporting to Myanmar it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR.

 

Exporting your grapes to Myanmar

More than 3400 tonnes of Australian table grape exports were sent to New Zealand in 2019/20. The Austrade New Zealand profile has an overview of the food and beverage market, opportunities, tariffs and regulations.

 

Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.

 

When exporting to Indonesia it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR.

 

Exporting your grapes to New Zealand

The Philippines has become an emerging market for Australian horticulture exporters and will continue to be a key export destination for Australian fresh produce. Table grapes are a key fresh fruit export commodity, with more than 8000 tonnes exported to the Philippines in 2019/20. The Austrade Philippines profile has an overview of the food and beverage market, opportunities, tariffs and regulations.

 

The Philippines is a non-protocol market, but additional requirements are detailed through MICoR in the documents section. Access is restricted and requires a logon.

 

When exporting to the Philippines it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR.

 

Exporting your grapes to Philippines

Singapore imports more than 90 per cent of its food requirements due to lack of land available for agriculture. Australia is one of Singapore’s main providers of food, with more than 3000 tonnes of Australian table grape exports sent to Singapore in 2019/20. The Austrade Singapore profile has an overview of the food and agribusiness market, opportunities, tariffs and regulations.

 

Singapore is a non-protocol market, and consignments are accepted without phytosanitary certificate or import permit.

 

When exporting to Singapore it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR.

 

Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.

 

Exporting your grapes to Singapore

Table grape exports to Saudi Arabia increased by 158 per cent for 2019/20, with more than 700 tonnes sent to the Middle Eastern nation. The Austrade Saudi Arabia profile has an overview of the agribusiness market.

 

When exporting to Saudi Arabia it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR.

 

Exporting your products to Saudi Arabia

Owing to its geographical location, and proximity to major shipping routes, Sri Lanka is growing in economic importance to the south-east Asian region. The Austrade Sri Lanka profile has an overview of the market. Sri Lanka saw a 54 per cent increase in table grape exports from the 2019/20 season.

 

Consignments to Sri Lanka are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.

 

When exporting to the Philippines it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR.

 

Exporting your products to Sri Lanka

Taiwan is heavily reliant on importing a wide range of food and beverage products from different countries, due to its lack of natural resources and limited space. Table grape exports increased by 89 per cent for the 2019/20 season. The Austrade Taiwan profile has an overview of the food and beverage market, opportunities, tariffs and regulations.

 

Taiwan is a protocol market. Protocols are available through MICoR Plants in the Documents section. Access is restricted and requires a logon.

 

When exporting to the Taiwan it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR.

 

Exporting your grapes to Taiwan

Fresh fruit imports are a luxury item of high profit for Thai retailers. Australian table grapes maintain a reputation for clean and safe product, and almost 7000 tonnes of table grape exports were sent to Thailand over the 2019/20 season. The Austrade Thailand profile has an overview of the fruit and vegetable market, opportunities, tariffs and regulations.

 

Thailand is a protocol market. Protocols are available through MICoR Plants in the Documents section. Access is restricted and requires a logon.

 

When exporting to the Thailand it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR.

 

Exporting your grapes to Thailand

The United Arab Emirates has a high dependency on imports, presenting many opportunities for Australian table grape exporters. More than 3500 tonnes of table grape exports were sent to the UAE during the 2019/20 season, an increase of 86 per cent. The Austrade UAE profile has an overview of the food and beverage market, opportunities, tariffs and regulations.

 

When exporting to the UAE it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR.

 

Exporting products to the UAE

Vietnam is a key exporting country of table grapes. More than 7800 tonnes of Australian table grapes were exported to Vietnam in the 2019/20 season. The Austrade Vietnam profile has an overview of the food and beverage market, opportunities, tariffs and regulations.

 

Vietnam is a protocol market. Protocols are available through MICoR Plants in the Documents section. Access is restricted and requires a logon.

 

When exporting to Vietnam it is important to be aware of the detailed market requirements which can be found by accessing MICoR.

 

Exporting your grapes to Vietnam