Sunraysia exports on the rise

Mildura Fruit Company’s general manager Perry Hill says the export business has been strong during the past two to three years.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Mildura Fruit Company’s general manager Perry Hill says the export business has been strong during the past two to three years.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

DEMAND for Sunraysia-grown produce in China, coupled with a healthy nudge from trade deals and a fall in the Australian dollar, is at the core of an export boom.

The 11-nation Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which took effect on December 30, and further reductions in tariffs from the Chinese free trade agreement promise to help local exports access market in 2019.

But plenty of interest from consumers in the world’s most populous nation has had a large effect in recent years.

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