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This short survey provides an opportunity for you to tell us your experience with exporting and challenges you have faced with trade requirements of overseas markets.

RMCG have been engaged by Hort Innovation to identify Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) of commercial significance to horticulture that act as barriers to trade. NTMs can be any requirements set by importing countries, other than tariffs (i.e. duty or tax), that can impact on international trade. They include sanitary and phytosanitary restrictions and prohibitions.

We are seeking input from people who are involved in exporting horticultural products from Australia to a range of overseas markets. This information will support Hort Innovation in understanding the industry impact of commercially significant NTMs, and coordinating industry priorities regarding key NTMs.

The survey is mainly multiple choice and should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

If you have further queries about this project or survey please email us at rm@rmcg.com.au

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* 1. What best describes your business operations? (please select all that are relevant)

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* 2. Tick the main countries you export to.

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* 3. Tick the main products you export.

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* 4. How long have you been exporting?

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* 5. On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being least challenging and 5 being most challenging) please rate your views on these challenges to exporting.

  1 2 3 4 5
Lack of market access
Accessing and understanding information about export requirements
Resource and logistic limitations (i.e. availability of treatment facilities and authorised officers)
Changing trade requirements of importing countries with little (or no) notice
Competition with other exporting countries

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* 6. Which of the following import requirements have the biggest commercial impact? Please rank from 1 (no impact) to 5 (greatest impact)

  1 2 3 4 5
Currency and consistency of protocols
Post-harvest treatments (cold, heat, irradiation, fumigation)
Area freedom for particular pest (such as Queensland Fruit Fly)
Inspection requirements
Meeting Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs)
Packaging and/or labelling requirements
Traceability requirements (i.e. registration of packhouses/farms)

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* 7. What impact do these import requirements have on your business? (Please provide examples if possible)

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* 8. Are there other import requirements that you believe are barriers to exporting from Australia?

(Please describe)

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* 9. Which countries do you find the most difficult to export to?

(Please list and briefly explain why)

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* 10. Where would you like to export to but can't?

(Please list and briefly explain why)

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