NSW Trade & Investment Briefing - International Freight and Logistics update: ports, planes & airfreight assistance package

20.04.2020 Export Council of Australia

Join this briefing to find out more about the impacts on Australian businesses engaged in global trade and supply-chains (export and import) resulting from the current global situation. There will also be an update on the Federal Government’s international freight support measures.


International Freight Assistance Mechanism

On 1 April 2020, the Australian Government announced the $110 million International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) to help restore critical global supply chains for premium Australian agricultural and fisheries producers, who have been heavily impacted by COVID-19 containment measures around the world. Under the IFAM, planes will take off from key Australian ports with a focus on those locations to enable access to regional and rural Australia and deliver to key global markets such as China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and UAE carrying premium Australian seafood, red meat, dairy and fruit and vegetables. On return, these flights will bring back medical supplies, medicines and equipment to Australia to support our response to COVID-19. Read the Airfreight fact sheet to find out more.

The briefing will cover:
  • MC Wayne Murphy, Senior Export Adviser, NSW Treasury
  • Welcome by Peter Mackey, Director International Trade, NSW Treasury
  • Freight and Logistics update by
    • Marika Calfas, CEO, NSW Ports
    • Brian Lovell, CEO, Australian Federation of International Forwarders (AFIF)
    • Austrade representative
  • Moderated online Q&A session

Who should attend?

NSW businesses engaged in international trade and supply-chains

How to register?

  • This is a free event
  • Platform: Online (Skype – audio only)
  • When: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 from 03:00-04:00pm (AEDT). 
  • Further information: +61 438 404 827, 

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