New air freight network to boost agricultural and fisheries exports

Joint media release:

  • The Hon Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development
  • The Hon David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management
  • Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam, Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism

23 April 2020

A new network of 15 air freight service providers and freight forwarders has been established by the Morrison-McCormack Government to accelerate delivery of agricultural and fisheries exports into key overseas markets.

In the first three weeks of its operation, over 560 Australian businesses have registered their interest in utilising the International Freight Assistance Mechanism and agreements for 55 freight flights have already been secured.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the network would allow the International Freight Assistance Mechanism to ramp-up assistance to exporters and re-establish global supply chains.

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Source: Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham https://www.trademinister.gov.au/minister/simon-birmingham/media-release/new-air-freight-network-boost-agricultural-and-fisheries-exports




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