Agriculture supply chain and business continuity

The Queensland Government continues to work to overcome any transport and logistics operations challenges to ensure supply during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and disruptions due to the current severe weather events.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause disruption, it is important for the agriculture sector to collaborate, protect and formulate action plans to alleviate risks and continue to operate effectively.

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) has established an Agribusiness Continuity Planning eHub for the sector. This eHub contains information, templates, videos and contacts to plan for, and address the continued pandemic and weather-related disruptions facing the sector.

International freight support measures

While there have been constraints on air freight in both capacity and cost, the Australian Government is backing Australia's agriculture and seafood export sectors through a new $351.9 million initiative. The International Freight Assistance Mechanism will help exporters get their high-quality produce into key overseas markets.

As we continue the economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, the new funding will ensure the continued flow of:

  • high-value, time-sensitive and perishable exports
  • vital imports, such as medical supplies and other essential items.

It will also re-establish domestic connections for producers and growers in regional and rural areas that rely on air freight to get their products to customers.

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