The 2015 MacGroups commence in New South Wales from 17 February and in Queensland from 24 February. The key focus will be Price Sustainability – your marketing program at work. RSVP here.
Macadamias represent the very essence of Australia – the soil, the climate and the seasons. This native Australian nut has become a global success story, and with good reason. Nothing compares to its texture, its taste or its health benefits. And nothing compares to the commitment of Australian growers to produce the world’s finest nut.
The Australian Macadamia Society is the peak industry body of over 600 Australian members representing all facets of the macadamia industry in Australia. Whilst the majority of members are growers, membership also includes such diverse occupations as processors, administrators, business people, investors, marketers, consultants, researchers, engineers, teachers and other macadamia enthusiasts. It is estimated that 70% of Australian growers are members of the Society and that they produce 90% of the Australian annual production. The AMS was founded with the objectives of promoting and coordinating all aspects of the industry, to encourage free exchange of ideas and information and to foster goodwill among members..
China’s growing appetite for Aussie macadamias just got bigger
China’s growing appetite for Aussie macadamias is about to get bigger, following today’s historic Australia-China free trade agreement which will remove the 24% tariff on macadamia imports from Australia within five years.
Korean FTA in force 12 December
The AMS has welcomed a new free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea that will see the tariff on macadamia exports reduced from 30 per cent to just 18 per cent by 1 January 2015 and tariff-free by January 2018.