AMIC SME Hub for Meat Exports

This project received grant funding from the Australian Government’s SME Export Hubs grant opportunity.

AMIC Export Hub Launch: Webinar

AMIC is launching an Export Hub to provide micro/boutique meat processors (SME processors) with the skills and knowledge to become an export-registered establishment and take the first step to access overseas markets.

The Export Hub will assist SME meat processors navigate through the complexity of the export landscape with certainty and assist participants to build networks with key export stakeholders.

The Export Hub is open to both AMIC members and non-members.

Join us on Thursday 25 March at 2:00pm for a launch webinar, where we will provide an introduction and overview of the program.

AMIC Export Hub program enrolment

Enrolments are now open for this FREE program

The below schedule outlines the online course modules. Each module will be supported by a webinar with a guest speaker on that topic.

Module 1 – Fundamental Tools for Export

  • Identify key government and industry export stakeholders.
  • Identify steps to establishing new export markets
  • Utilise the international readiness indicator tool
  • Identify Quality Assurance arrangements

Released online: Thursday 3 June 2021
Webinar: Thursday 17 June 2021

Module 2 – Export Plan Development

  • Develop an export plan.
  • Identify market research processes.
  • Identify export markets.
  • Identify market risks

Released online: Thursday 1 July 2021
Webinar: Thursday 15 July 2021

Module 3 – Technical capability – support on regulation

  • Identify major export legislation.
  • Identify and describe importing country requirements.
  • Identify Quality Assurance arrangements
  • Identify the role of the federal Department of Agriculture.
  • Identify registration and inspection requirements.
  • Explain the nature and purpose of export documentation.

Released online: Thursday 29 July 2021
Webinar: Thursday 12 August 2021

 Module 4 – Export logistics

  • Identify regulation requirements.
  • Identify key features of transport modes.
  • Identify defined shipping terms.

Released online: Thursday 26 August 2021
Webinar: Thursday 9 September 2021

Module 5 – Market development and support

  • Identify export strategies.
  • Identify business support opportunities.

Released online: Thursday 23 September 2021
Webinar: Thursday 7 October 2021

Module 6 – Innovation Strategy

  • Overview industry research and development.

Released online: Thursday 21 October 2021
Webinar: Thursday 4 November 2021

For enquiries please email [email protected]

Outline of program

AMIC has received a $250,000 grant from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources for AMIC to establish an export hub for micro/boutique processors looking to expand their food (meat) businesses beyond the domestic sector.

This project aims to assist micro/boutique processors to develop an understanding of meat exports, as well as assist them to navigate the meat export landscape. It is envisioned that this project will help SME processors to grow meat exports and create jobs within the industry, contributing to the government’s vision of $100bn of agricultural exports by 2030.

The program will develop and deliver a series of six modules providing a toolkit on the pathway to export:

  1. Fundamental tools for export
  2. Export plan development
  3. Technical capability – support on regulation
  4. Innovation strategy
  5. Export logistics
  6. Market development and support

The program will also leverage existing resources, such as FIAL workshops.

Click to download the SME Export Hub Initiative – Statement of Activities (public).

For further information, please email [email protected].

AMIC works on behalf of its members to effect change in areas that impact their businesses including energy efficiency; food regulation; market access; animal welfare; and access to labour.

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