A RANGE of businesses from beef producers to beer makers are to take part in a trade mission to Hong Kong and China led by Queensland agriculture minister Mark Furner.

Mr Furner said it was an important opportunity to explore and expand opportunities to export Queensland food products to Chinese markets.

A key event on the Hong Kong leg of the trade mission will be HOFEX, Asia’s leading food and hospitality trade show.

In Chongqing the delegation will attend the official opening of the Chongqing-Australia Trade and Economic Forum.

“This trade mission is a massive opportunity for the Queensland food and beverage businesses who will take part,” Mr Furner said.

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Participating businesses include Game Meat Processing from Ipswich, Ballistic Beer Co from Brisbane, Gotzinger Smallgoods from Yatala, Proteco Oil from Kingaroy, Human Bean from Goondiwindi and Brisbane Valley Protein from the Scenic Rim, just to name a few.

Queensland’s total good exports reached more than $80bn in the 12 months to November. This included significant exports from QLD’s $5.3bn beef industry.

Mr Furner said significant investments and strategic trade missions by the Palaszczuk Government had directly contributed to Queensland’s growing export story.

“Trade means jobs and we are working hard to strengthen our trade relationships to bring more jobs in a stronger Queensland economy,” he said.

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