International Markets

Exporting can be a profitable way of expanding your business, spreading your risks and reducing your dependence on the local market.

Research shows on average businesses exporting internationally are more profitable than their non-exporting counterparts.

South Australia’s top food export markets are Japan, USA, Hong Kong and Korea. The latest statistics on the growth and value of exports can be found in the SA Food Scorecard by PIRSA.

In South Australia, Food SA delivers an international market development program through dedicated offices and in market representation through Food SA Japan and China.

Through Food South Australia, we also provides specific services to ‘export ready businesses’ in targeted export markets. We focus on exhibits at trade shows, in-market promotions and an international buyers’ program. Working with importers, wholesalers, retailers and reliable suppliers to develop overseas market opportunities and identify proven suppliers of products for international buyers, arranging business connections with suppliers of relevant products and ongoing in-market support. Coordinating a range of tradeshows, Food SA ensures a South Australian presence at international tradeshows.

Department of State Development also supports the development of international markets through its network of in-market commercial representatives.

Understanding consumers is a key factor in deciding to enter a new market.

You need to:

  • Understand the trends in the market
  • Identify possible markets
  • Research these markets
  • Understand your chosen markets

Entering a new market can be challenging. You should first identify a gap in that market.

You need to select a market that is:

  • accessible
  • large enough to make a profit
  • reasonably homogeneous

Want to know more?

Council for International Trade and Commerce South Australia
CITCSA is the Council for International Trade and Commerce in South Australia, the peak body representing the 38 international chambers of commerce and business councils based in South Australia.

Exporting from SA
South Australia is a global supplier of minerals, wine and cars as well as cereals, meat and seafood. Discover how you can join the export drive.

The right paperwork
EXDOC has been designed to electronically process notices of intention to export (EX28s and EX222s) and where required provide certification for meat, dairy, grain, horticulture, fish, skins and hides, wool and inedible meat products.

Export from Australia
Austrade can help introduce your business to international clients and offer a range of services.

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