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External Resources

Hort Innovation

Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited (Hort Innovation) is a not-for-profit, grower-owned Research and Development (R&D) and marketing company for Australia’s $9 billion horticulture Industry.


The Australian Trade and Investment Commission–Austrade–contributes to Australia’s economic prosperity by helping Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, governments and citizens as they:

  • develop international markets and promote international education
  • win productive foreign direct investment
  • strengthen Australia’s tourism industry
  • seek consular and passport services.

FTA – Freight & Trade Alliance

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) is Australia’s leading representative body for the international supply chain sector bringing together importers, customs brokers, freight forwarders and logistics service providers.

The Australian Peak Shippers’ Association (APSA) is the peak body as designated by the Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Transport performing a vital role in protecting Australia’s export supply chain.

Together we form an influential advocacy alliance ensuring that our members are at the forefront of all emerging supply chain issues through our responsive operational support, professional development training, industry updates, commercial services and corporate events.

Food Safety

Australian Institute of Food Safety

Food safety is a critical aspect of Australia’s horticulture industry – not only is it crucial that the food consumed domestically is not contaminated, Australian exports must live up to their reputation.

Visit the Australian Institute of Food Safety


Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is a statutory authority in the Australian Government Health portfolio. FSANZ develops food standards for Australia and New Zealand.

FSANZ is an independent statutory agency established by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (FSANZ Act). FSANZ is part of the Australian Government’s Health portfolio.

Visit the FSANZ


Freshcare is the fresh produce industry’s own on-farm assurance program, meeting the needs of Australian growers in fulfilling both domestic and international market requirements.

Freshcare’s practical approach to helping growers and packers assure customers that their produce is safe to eat and sustainably grown has seen thousands of fresh produce businesses adopt the Freshcare program since its launch in July 2000.

Visit Freshcare

Free Trade Agreements

Free trade agreements (FTAs) are international treaties that reduce barriers to trade and investment. Australia’s FTAs – both with individual countries and groups of countries – provide:

  • better Australian access to important markets
    an improved competitive position for Australian exports
  • more prospects for increased two-way investment, and
    reduced import costs for Australian businesses and consumers alike.

Micor – Manual of Importing Country Requirements

Micor (Plants) contains information about the conditions to export plants and plant products, including fruit, vegetables, seeds, grains, cut flowers and timber from Australia. It is a simple and convenient reference tool detailing the requirements for Import Permits, Phytosanitary Certificates, Additional Declarations and/or treatments, and also any other relevant export information and documentation, such as protocols.

BICON – Australian Biosecurity Import Conditions

BICON houses the Australian Government’s Biosecurity import conditions database for more than 20,000 plants, animals, minerals and biological products. It will help you to determine what import conditions exist and if an import permit is required. Please refer to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ Importing to Australia page for more information about BICON.

Austrade – Fresh fruit and vegetable export requirements

A guide for Australian Businesses provides an overview of the pathways to market for exporters of fresh fruit and vegetables.

It describes the three main export stages — Preparation, Shipping and In Market — and the requirements that may need to be considered and met for each stage.

The aim of the guide is to ensure Australian businesses are aware of and comply with key export requirements and regulations, so they may have a safe and smooth export experience.

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Join AHT

We’re the peak industry body for Australian Horticulture Trade. Joining AHT helps us advocate for you & the greater good of the industry.

Benefits OF joining

  • Representing you, monitoring developments and potential threats to imports & exports
  • We work on your behalf on solutions & opportunities to facilitate and maintain trade
  • Be kept up to date with important issues affecting horticultural imports & exports