Trade and investment

We work with other Queensland Government departments to facilitate food and fibre trade between countries and increase investment into Queensland's agribusiness industry and projects.

Trade

Queensland agribusiness is the state's second most important export commodity earner, contributing nearly one-quarter of our state's total exports.

To facilitate trade development, Trade & Investment Queensland provides the following services: coordination of in-bound and out-bound trade missions, market research, business matching, organising workshops, seminars and networking functions. Assistance is also available to exporters to address  impediments along the supply chain, and to increase exports by opening up new markets or expanding existing markets.

For more agribusiness trade and export information please visit these Queensland Government sites: Exporting - Food & Agribusiness and Agriculture Trade and Export.

Investment

Queensland's $16.88 billion agribusiness sector is supported by innovative research and development, biosecurity protections and rich natural resources. This dynamic, highly efficient sector is responsive to international and domestic market signals and emerging market opportunities.

If you have a project that is seeking foreign direct investment or if you are an investor who is interested in agribusiness investment opportunities in Queensland, please go to the following Queensland Government sites: Food & Agribusiness Investment and Investing in Queensland's food and agribusiness Industry.

If you wish to move all or part of your business to Queensland please go to Bringing business to Queensland.

If you need general or technical information about Agriculture and Agricultural supply chains in Queensland please contact us.

China, Japan and South Korea Free Trade Agreements

Australia signed Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with China (June 2015), Japan (July 2014) and South Korea (April 2014). These agreements substantially reduce or remove tariffs on Australian food and agribusiness export products including beef, grains, horticulture, seafood and processed foods, which together  represent a large share of total agricultural production and exports in Queensland.

We tasked Deloitte Access Economics to identify where there are the strongest trade and investment opportunities arising from the FTAs and what barriers exist to realising these opportunities. The stage 1 report is now available.

Last updated 01 July 2016