The launch of the initiative will be a capacity building program that will offer participating companies the opportunity to expand their activities between states, with a view to exporting abroad.
Trade and Investment Minister Stephen Patterson said the National Trade Agenda is the first step in helping South Australian businesses export their products interstate before turning to overseas markets.
“I would like to congratulate the first participants of the National Trade Program,” said Minister Patterson.
“By expanding into interstate markets first, South Australian companies will be able to test their business expansion in areas close to where they operate, making it much easier for them to adapt their processes as needed. than if they were in overseas markets.
“We want to give companies a complete understanding of what it takes to logistically send products to other markets. By focusing on a national approach, they will be able to see what it takes to organize remote storage, distribution methods and partner requirements that will prepare them for the next leg of their export journey.
The National Trade Program provides training, access to industry mentors, and offers direct connections to interstate buyers and distributors to help participating businesses secure interstate sales.
“The program is aimed at companies in South Australia that are not already exporting overseas,” said Minister Patterson. “This is a tailor-made program targeting ready-to-use products including food, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), wine, health and beauty.”
mumamoo is one of the successful participants in the program and is the first infant formula company founded by women in South Australia. The company offers a premium, nutritionally balanced milk formula made from grass-fed Australian cow’s milk.
The product is available at Drakes and Foodland stores across South Australia, as well as at national pharmacies in the State and Victoria.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to network and have direct access to mentors and training through the National Tailored Business Program,” said Belinda Humphris, director of business development for mumamoo.
“With the invaluable support of the National Trade Program, we are better able to develop our trade capabilities nationally with the goal of expanding internationally in the future. “
The national trade program will include:
- Export training modules delivered online by the Export Council of Australia
- Ongoing one-on-one mentoring with industry experts
- Excellent platform to test products for market acceptance
- Raise the profile of a company nationally and increase sales
- Provide presentation opportunities to new buyer networks and channels at trade shows.
The Department of Trade and Investment sponsors all participation fees, with companies covering the cost of shipping samples between states and travel costs.
The successful participants in the first round of the National Trade Program include:
- Wines from the beach road
- Cloud theory marshmallows
- Island hive
- Kangaroo Island Oats
- Kimchi Club
- Mumamoo group
- OrganiQ Kangaroo Island
- Palilco bee cosmetics
- Rosevale lentils
- Wines Simon Tolley
- Sinclair Distillery
- Toolunka Estate
- Your real chocolates
For more information on the range of programs and grants available to South Australian exporters, visit www.export.sa.gov.au