Key points from 3 July 2020:
ASEAN – Austrade offices continue to work with grains industry associations and other parts of the Australian Government to understand and profile barley market-growth opportunities across the region.
Malaysia – Malaysia is considering opening its borders to six green zone countries: Australia, Brunei, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea. The local tourism lobby has urged that neighbouring countries like Thailand, Vietnam and China be included in the proposed travel bubble.
Singapore – Importer Hai Sia Seafood reports seafood demand in Singapore is mixed with strong demand for fish and prawns but falling demand for shellfish and premium seafood. With restaurants re-opening for dining in from 19 June, Hai Sia expects to see demand pick up.