An Introduction to Australian Food & Agribusiness
This section summarises:
- the volume and composition of Australia’s food exports;
- Australian food and agribusiness policy and reform;
the features of the Australian food & agribusiness industry that present strategic value and opportunities for investors.
Structuring and Making an Investment
This section covers:
- the main structures available for making an agribusiness investment in Australia;
- the options and issues surrounding the appointment of a manager to manage all or part of an investment;
- regulation, competition laws and government assistance relevant to Australian inbound foreign investment, including tax considerations; and
- different approaches to and methods of financing an investment.
This section discusses typical legal and regulatory issues that should be assessed during the due diligence process of an investment, relating to:
- acquiring and using rural land;
- water rights;
- access to supporting infrastructure; and
- intellectual property, technology, research and development.
This section covers the key operational matters to be considered once an investment has been made, relating to:
- food production, processing, marketing and potential product liability;
- international trade regimes and domestic export and import controls;
- workplace relations and safety; and
- foreign exchange, interest rate and commodity price hedging.