|The Government recognises that the COVID-19 outbreak has significantly impacted international freight costs out of Australia, creating a major impact on Australian agriculture and fisheries exporters.|
The Co-Ordinator General of the IFAM, Mr Michael Byrne, will work with IFAM appointed suppliers to establish efficient and timely logistics processes.
The aim of the Mechanism is to reduce the impacts of COVID-19 on the Australian agricultural and fisheries sectors. To this end, the government will meet a portion of the airfreight costs – reducing costs for exporters and ensuring they can get their produce on flights and to international customers quickly.
The Mechanism intends to use a range of approaches including charter services and block purchases of capacity. The IFAM team are currently working through the details of how the Mechanism will work, and will share these details through further communications including email and our website austrade.gov.au/ifam