Legislative Council: Tuesday, May 30, 2023


Primary Produce Exports

In reply to the Hon. J.S. LEE (Deputy Leader of the Opposition) ().21 March 2023).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): The Minister for Trade and Investment has advised:

The South Australian government has been working with the Simplified Trade System Taskforce as they engage a range of stakeholders on their national reform agenda.

South Australian Senator, and commonwealth Minister for Trade and Tourism, the Hon Don Farrell, is the chair of the task force—capably advocating on behalf of South Australia and the nation's trading interests.

The Department for Trade and Investment (DTI) made a submission to the task force in late 2022 and is continuing to engage with the task force to advocate for the interests of South Australian industry.

Membership of the Simplified Trade System Industry Advisory Council is managed by the Australian government. A number of companies represented on the council have business interests in South Australia and the department continue to enage with them to explore additonal South Australian oppourtunities.

Minister Champion has also represented South Australia's interests on a national platform at the most recent Ministerial Council on Trade and Investment, hosted in Townsville, ensuring South Australia's voice is heard as we seek to increase trade and export of South Australian produce and goods from our state.