QUEENSLAND agriculture minister Mark Furner’s upcoming trade mission to Indonesia and Singapore will promote premium beef and horticulture products from Queensland.
Mr Furner said the aim of the trip was to strengthen the trading ties and seek further investment with two of Queensland’s biggest trading partners.
“Indonesia is on track to become the world’s fifth biggest economy by 2050 and more of their citizens are demanding high-end premium beef products,” he said.
Last financial year, QLD exported $380.5m of agricultural products, including $110m worth of boxed beef.
“The Queensland Government is keen to support our producers, processors, lot feeders and their partners in the supply chain to boost our exports to Indonesia and attract more investment in the industry,” Mr Furner said.
In a further sign of the strengthening ties between Queensland and Indonesia, Mr Furner will officially open Trade and Investment Queensland’s new, bigger office in Jakarta.
In Singapore Mr Furner will showcase high-end Queensland products to potential investors and will also promote further investment in the Queensland sugar industry.
“Some of the products we’re bringing over are made using sustainable farming practices,” he said.
“I want to show investors that our farmers are constantly innovating to produce the cleanest, greenest and tastiest products in the world.”