Peloris is delighted to announce that Alex Wang, Director of Peloris, will be speaking at the upcoming event ‘China Freight Update’ on Tuesday 7 June 2022 at 12pm AEST.

We are delighted to partner with Australia China Business Council Victoria, Global Victoria and AustCham South China for this important freight update.

About this event

The disruptive impact of COVID-19 sent shock waves across all businesses and sectors around the world resulting in severe port congestion, supply chain delays, shipping container shortages and skyrocketing freight prices. The complexities of getting your goods to China have never been greater.

To provide a comprehensive industry briefing on current freighting conditions in China, ACBC Victoria partners with Global Victoria and AustCham South China to bring you insights and analysis from industry leaders dealing with the complexities of ports, logistics and regulations daily.

This session will provide Australian businesses insight into navigating out of global freight gridlock while maintaining their existing export trade with China. Speakers will look ahead to the future and grapple with how the freight industry will move forward from here.

The event will cover:

  • What is the current state of play for air, cargo and sea freight?
  • What is having the greatest impact on times and costs?
  • Most up-to-date status on Chinese ports.
  • Pricing forecasts for the next quarter.
  • Customs clearance issues.
  • Logistics into Southern China including the Greater Bay Area.
  • China’s COVID-zero strategy and impact on ports.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday 7 June 2022

Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm AEST

Platform: Zoom Briefing

ACBC Members: FREE

AustCham South China Members: FREE

General Admission: $35 (+GST+BF)

Register now to attend

Peloris Australia is pleased to announce a China Distribution Agreement with Bulla Australia.

This means Peloris will be supporting Bulla Australia with growing their iconic Australian brand in China.

“Bulla is an Australian icon of the Dairy Industry,” said Peter Verry, Managing Director of Peloris Australia. “We’re pleased to be helping them to bring the best of Australian Dairy to more Chinese consumers.”

Sam Zhang, International Business Manager for Bulla stated: “We are pleased to be working with Peloris, enabling Bulla to provide transparent, data-driven logistics to leading retailers in China.”

For more information, please contact us.

The Food and Beverage Labelling Guide for Exports to China (Guide), published by the Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC) in collaboration with Peloris, serves as a tool for Australian food and beverage exporters to help understand and navigate the requirements for securing China label and regulatory compliance for their goods.

As this guide illustrates, China’s food labelling laws have been designed to protect the health and wellbeing of consumers by ensuring clear and unambiguous food labelling content, messaging and formatting. Through a greater understanding of the principles underlying these regulations, exporters will be better equipped to meet China’s label requirements.

Download your copy of the AFGC Food and Beverage Labelling Guide for Exports to China.

Many exporters find themselves overwhelmed by the complexity of China’s food import regulations.

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has teamed with Peloris, with support from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, and published a guide that provides a wealth of information on key elements required to successfully export food, beverages and groceries to China.

The China Marketing Industry Guide includes:

  • China Food Safety Law and e-Commerce Law
  • Relevant China regulatory bodies, including key roles and responsibilities
  • General Administration of Customs of China food import management systems, controls and sanctions
  • Various models used to facilitate import pathway

Download your copy of the China Market Industry Guide today!

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As IT business leaders look ahead to the technology trends and innovations likely to shape organisations over the coming year, one important question is how effectively these technologies will integrate with to a company’s overall digital transformation strategy.

Telstra’s experience in working across a diverse range of IT environments globally has found that successful adoption of new technologies, such as real-time analytics and cyber security, demands a break from the siloed thinking that often influences decision making.

An example of this working seamlessly is our work with M2M connectivity to help a supply chain company, exporting company, Peloris, ship fresh milk from Australia to China. By noticing the impact of drones and robotics in agriculture, there was a logical extension to use ‘Internet of Things’ technology to solve supply chain issues.

With China’s stringent import regulations on fresh milk, coupled with a short shelf life, milk export to China was previously impossible. Peloris successfully surpassed this barrier with real-time monitoring technology that helped both the company and China customs to observe temperature and conditions from the farm to its final destination.

By adopting IoT technology which underpin solutions with connectivity, we enabled and furthered Peloris’ business, which has now allowed them to supply 40% of all fresh milk into China worldwide.

Through these various experiences, this has led us to work with a “geo-digital” mindset, to help and encourage customers to successfully navigate the complex range of technological, business and cultural obstacles associated with true digital transformation.

Read the full Information Age article Siloed Thinking will lead to Siloed Digital Transformation Strategies.

Want to discuss how your fresh food brand can benefit with China market access solutions?

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With China extending tariff cuts at the end of the year to a range of Australian fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, seafood and pork, local producers looking to access this lucrative market are being urged to start planning now.

Demand for selected Australian fresh food is expected to soar when tariff cuts of up to 30% on some products come into effect in 2019.

Peter Verry, director of leading Australian cold chain consultancy, Peloris, stressed the importance of allowing plenty of time to prepare for exporting to China.

“Typically it can take up to 12 months or even longer to receive the appropriate credentials and authority to export certain products to China,” he said.

“Failure to adequately understand China quarantine and customs requirements resulted in 160 Australian manufacturers being placed on a black list and 406 shipments dumped or returned in 2017 because of non-compliance. In some cases the mistake was as simple as a non-compliant product label.”

Mr Verry said demand within China for Australian produce, which is highly prized by the Chinese for its image of being green and clean, meant China was now Australia’s largest food export market.

“We have witnessed an unprecedented demand for products such as fresh milk (which sells for more than $10 per litre) and fresh beef over the past three years.

“The cuts in tariffs, which will come into effect in January 2019, can only benefit producers who are prepared to invest the time and effort to get their goods on the shelves.”

The China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), which came into effect in 2015, is a phased program of tariff reduction for goods and services.

Mr Verry said one of the greatest hurdles facing exporters was developing a market profile.

“There are 34 provinces, municipalities and territories in China and it is unlikely an Australian producer will have the resources to service demand in all those areas. We suggest looking at regions and cities where there is limited import competition and start to build a profile in anticipation of the tariff cuts, leveraging off Australia’s reputation for quality produce.

“Doing business in China is rewarding but requires significant advance planning and commitment, and there is a risk that if producers don’t start laying the groundwork now they will miss out altogether. Issues such as protecting intellectual property and cultivating appropriate partnerships can be time-consuming but are worth the effort.”

On January 1, 2019 the following cuts will apply to fresh food:

  • Elimination of the 10 to 30 per cent tariff on fruit (except citrus) by 1 January 2019
  • Pork Tariffs of up to 20 per cent will be eliminated by 1 January 2019.
  • Elimination of the 10 to 13 per cent tariff on all fresh vegetables by 1 January 2019.
  • Elimination of eight to 15 per cent tariff on selected seafood.

A full list of tariff cuts can be found here:

Information on import shipment failures and import watchlist can be accessed at the following websites (Chinese only – please call Peloris for additional information):

To learn more about how you can benefit by working with Peloris, contact us.

*This article was first published in Australasian Farmers’ & Dealers’ Journal.

Today the world is characterised by intense disruption and change, but it’s not necessarily all about what’s around the corner.

Businesses, regardless of what industry they are in, are all facing the same challenge – or opportunity depending on how you look at it.

It’s about deciding how to capture the opportunity of today – the new technologies, new capabilities and skills to invest in – and how that will shape a tomorrow where everything that can be connected will be connected and automated.

Peloris is now responsible for about 40 per cent of all fresh milk exports into China. This was made possible through the introduction of the Internet of Things technology into their supply chain.

The team from Peloris can access data in real time to assure the quality of the milk, monitoring its temperature all the way from the farm to when it arrives in China.

This visibility and transparency at all stages of the supply chain has helped improve overall efficiency and has been endorsed by China Inspection and Quarantine Bureau for rapid border clearance for China food imports. What used to take two to three weeks can now happen in just 36 hours.

What is even more exciting are the opportunities IoT technology has opened up for Peloris. The company is already developing channels to market for other short shelf life products into China and new markets across Asia. They have opened a new office in Malaysia which has potential to be a hub for the distribution of dairy, meat, fruit, vegetables and chilled seafood from Australia into the ASEAN region including Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Read the full Telstra Exchange article Today’s Challenges are Tomorrow’s Opportunities.

Want to discuss how your fresh food brand can benefit with China market access solutions?

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Many exporters find themselves overwhelmed by the complexity of China’s food import regulations and bureaucracy. Coupled with the geographical, cultural and language barriers, it can appear there is no rhyme or reason to many of the rules imposed on China food imports.

The Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC) Industry Guide and accompanying Case Study is intended to provide the reader with a general understanding of what is required to secure sustainable China market access for food exports.

Download your copy of the AFGC China Market Access Industry Guide

Telstra, Peloris, Chinese quarantine, Sendum, M2M Connectivity, and multiple Australian milk producers are bringing fresh dairy to China within 36 hours, with the companies using IoT sensors for tracking and temperature monitoring.

In an effort to improve the quality and speed of fresh produce, dairy, and seafood imports into China, companies have begun looking towards Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, Telstra and its cool chain services partner Peloris have told ZDNet.

Telstra had already been emphasising the use of IoT for Australia’s agricultural industry, including connecting vineyards and farms; acquiring GPS and telematics solutions provider MTData to bolster agricultural technologies; and encouraging the development of agricultural IoT solutions in its new IoT hub.

It was then simply a matter of expanding Telstra’s agricultural solutions to the cold chain, Peloris MD Peter Verry told ZDNet, for their fresh milk project with M2M Connectivity, Sendum, multiple milk producers, and China Inspection Quarantine (CIQ).

As a result, the 7,000km journey of milk from Australian factory to Chinese store has been reduced from taking up to three weeks to just under two days.

“The way we delivered that and managed to negotiate what is now 36-hour clearance for fresh milk was to utilise the technology that’s been used for a long time in the farm sphere with the Internet of Things,” Verry told ZDNet.

“You’ve got farm bots and drones, and automatic weeding systems, and all sorts of technology being used in farming — what we did is we transferred that technology approach into the supply chain.

“It’s not anything more than just applying technology that’s available through the Telstra network and using the Telstra device specifically to provide that product’s integrity, process, transparency, and border compliance.”

Specifically, Telstra and Peloris are using a Sendum data logger device to measure temperature and location in real time, which uploads the information to the cloud every 15 minutes.

The Sendum device additionally measures light emissions, tilt monitoring, humidity, and air pressure, with Verry saying “there are still technologies that can be linked to provide a holistic solution”.

As milk needs to be stored at between 0 and 4 degrees Celsius from start to finish in order to fulfil specified health and safety requirements, the information is likewise uploaded to the CIQ server every 15 minutes.

“The biggest challenge has been working with China Inspection Quarantine, because like all government departments, they tend to lag a bit behind time in terms of their innovative thinking — but we’re now at a point where our server is connected directly to the China CIQ server,” Verry told ZDNet.

“So they actually have visibility of a pallet of fresh milk from the A2 factory in Smeaton Grange [in South West Sydney] all the way through to the customer delivery, whether that’s in Beijing or Guangzhou.

“We’re the only company in the world that has a direct link to their system and provides this information.”

Giving CIQ visibility of this data therefore fast-tracks the process of being approved and allowed into the country, he said.

“That technology allows us via the Telstra Sendum device to guarantee the integrity of the product, so the brand owner is confident that the product is transported and arrives at the right temperature; it allows the China Inspection Quarantine officials to see that the product meets all the relevant standards and has been transported at the right temperature as well, and hasn’t been compromised in the process; and it also provides the traceability of the shipment from the factory floor through to the customer,” Verry said.

While tracking ends when the pallet of milk is unpacked by a supermarket or grocery store, Verry said the end consumer can also gain access to information by scanning the barcode.

By comparison, Verry said solutions when Peloris had first started looking into IoT technology tended to “end at the border” — so companies had no visibility of what happened to their product once it left Australia.

According to Verry, Peloris chose to go with Telstra’s solution after going to market for technology that provided “transparency and integrity”.

The real-time nature of Telstra’s device and solution was what swayed the company, he said, as it fulfilled the expectations from the milk producer, CIQ, and consumer of retaining product integrity “from gate to plate”.

In terms of connectivity, Verry said Telstra’s network provides the company with full coverage using 4G and GPS with satellite triangulation once the product leaves Australia.

While in-flight, the device is not allowed to transmit, but airlines have approved the collection of data throughout the flight to China.

“When it goes up in the air, it sort of goes into hibernation based on the altitude, and then when the plane comes down, it wakes up and the data is still being recorded and it just sends it all off straight away,” Verry explained.

The centre of such solutions remains connectivity, executive director of Premier Business at Telstra Business Andrew Wildblood argued, saying that Telstra’s plans for providing a mesh of networks — including gigabit 4G5GCat-M1 IoT, and narrowband IoT — will continue to provide the best coverage for IoT.

“There’s a coverage element in [choosing Telstra] in terms of particularly if you think forward looking of what we’re going to be doing in our Cat-M1 network and 5G and then low-powered devices,” Wildblood told ZDNet.

“When you start to overlay this 5G network that will come through in 2018, the coverage gets better, the sensors get cheaper and lower powered … that opens up a whole new market, and the part of the challenge for the next frontier of course is total coverage for remote and rural farming.”

Telstra has worked with Peloris on ensuring connectivity even while inside insulated trucks by installing repeaters, providing “visibility from start to finish”, Verry said.

Having just delivered its 2 millionth litre of milk to China without a single failure, Peloris is now responsible for 40 percent of all fresh milk exports into China globally.

Looking ahead, it is planning to bring its solution to other fresh produce imports across Asia, including delivering seafood, dairy, meat, fruit, and vegetables to Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

Such IoT solutions require a “consortium” of companies, Wildblood added, with each solving a different piece of the puzzle.

“Cracking the code on these opportunities in IoT is no single partner in isolation,” Wildblood told ZDNet.

“There’s no way Telstra can just do things because we’ve got a network … we don’t have the complete answer, but when you start to dig into the ecosystem, you’ve got to think about the universities, you’ve got to think about the tractor manufacturers, you’ve got to think about software companies, you’ve got to think about our network, our sensors, drones, cloud providers.”

According to Wildblood, up to 10 technology partners are often required to mesh their applications, software, devices, and solutions together for each IoT project.

“There’s no single silver bullet in this.”

Read the full ZDNet article How an IoT sensor is helping Australian milk reach China faster.

Want to discuss how your fresh food brand can benefit with China market access solutions?

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Peloris is pleased to announce that our China sister entity, Suzhou Peloris Trading Co., Ltd (SPT) has been appointed as one of 60 Executive Standing Committee members within the China Chamber of Commerce of Foodstuffs and Native Produce (CFNA).

This organisation, which was formed back in 1988, encourages a fair and orderly market, protects the interests and lawful rights of its members and of the industry and assists members to explore market opportunities. The organisation is also an advocate for its members in contributing suggestions and opinions from members and the industry with the government in the formulation of new policies.

CFNA currently has almost 7,000 members (importers and exporters), mostly within the heavily regulated high-risk food categories where import quotas and other non-tariff barriers make international trade more complex, and the organisation can assist these members with interpreting technical data and policy directives as well as advocating with the central authorities on their members’ behalf.

As an Executive Standing Committee member, SPT will have direct access and input into China food import policy discussions and directives. This will further enhance the quality of the market access consultancy services Peloris provides its clients to reduce the level of regulatory uncertainty that many producers and exporters currently experience.

Want to discuss how your fresh food brand can benefit with China market access solutions?

Contact us today to discuss how Peloris can support your brand with China market access solutions.