The industrial food park in Adelaide’s north will produce hundreds of containers of food and wine for China’s Shandong province, SA exporter Tony Royal says.
“China’s expanding middle class has an insatiable appetite for high-quality wine and food. However, high tariffs and logistic barrier have constrained the opportunity for export growth,” he said on Wednesday.
The deal to construct the park was signed at a dinner in Adelaide last night, attended by Premier Jay Weatherill and Shandong’s Communist Party secretary Jiang Yikang.
The agreements is between Armstrong Wines Trading Pty Ltd, Australia Original Ecology Pty Ltd and the Shandong-based Zibo Shoushan Enterprise Co Limited and Shandong Fusheng Food Co Limited.
SA is hosting a 150-strong trade delegation from Shandong this week.
The Government said the agricultural park was in addition to a previously mooted Industrial Food Park to be built in northern Adelaide.
A statement released by the State Government today says that the SA-Shandong consortium had begun construction of a $200 million retail centre in the city of Zibo which will highlight SA food and wine.
Developer William Li said a floor would be devoted to SA products.
“My relationship with South Australia began on a State Government trade mission to China in 2013, where I met Tony Royal and started importing premium wine from Portavin,” Li said.
“We became friends, not just business partners, and during my visits to South Australia I was impressed by the abundance of high quality produce.”
澳洲Armstrong Wines Trading 有限公司、Australia Original Ecology有限公司，以及山东淄博寿山集团有限公司和山东福生食品有限公司达成协议。
他说：“我和南澳结缘于2013年南澳政府的中国贸易访问团。当时结识托尼，开始从南澳的Portavin进口优质葡萄酒。我们不仅是生意伙伴，更成了朋友。我来南澳访问时非常惊讶，这里有充裕的优质葡萄酒。”Jump to next article