Australian Macadamia Nuts 2022 Season is about to commence

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In a world that has been turned upside down due to the global pandemic, one thing that you can rely on is that Australian Macadamia Nutscome into season every March/April, and this year is no different. We are preparing now and starting to take orders for the 2022 Australian Macadamia Nut season for both Nut In Shell and Kernel sales.


Export of Nut In Shell usually starts at the end of March and beginning of April. We export Bulk Macadamia Nuts In the Shell in 2 sizes – 22+mm and 20-21mm.The most popular and sought-after size is the 22mm+ size which is large Macadamia Nuts In the Shell, and we mainly export these to China and Vietnam, where these are turned into “Happy Nuts” with a laser cut on the shell, or they are cracked overseas. These are available in 1000kg Bulka Bags.

We also export Macadamia Kernel in bulk, in sizes including 0,1,3,4L,5 and 6. Style 0 Macadamia Kernel is the largest size of cracked Macadamia Kernel and is available either Raw or Roasted and we also supply Bulk Macadamia Kernel coated with flavours such as Wasabi, Honey, Abalone, Salted and more.

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Regarding Macadamia Pries for 2022, we expect that these will be released by the end of February, initial indications are that we will see a reduction in prices paid to the grower, which will lead to a reduction in Export prices, which we see as a positive move as while we have the best Macadamia Nuts in the world, they have for the past 2 seasons been very expensive compared to other markets.

We are taking orders NOW for Australian Macadamia Nuts, so if you are an importer or you are seeking Australian Macadamias either In Shell or Kernel, contact us for competitive prices on quality Macadamia Nuts from Australia.


We also have some late 2021 Kernel available – size 4L and we can offer some super prices on this stock. Contact Us today.


A Simple Food Export Guide for changes in China Food and Wine Packaging Laws – Decree 248 and 249 and GACC

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In mid-2021, China announced new food establishment registration and product labelling requirements for imported foods and alcohol from 1 January 2022. The requirements apply to all countries, including Australia. These changes are aimed at regulating and imporving traceability and responsibility for the quality and safety of Food products exported to China.

Many manufacturers, exporters, importers and wholesalers have been contacting us for information and advice on how to prepare for these changes, and so we have decided to put together a summary, some useful resources and the benefit of our experience to date.

These new regulations that are about to take effect are new and will impact all suppliers of Food and Wine to China in some way.

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Here is a summary of the regulations and what they mean.

Decree 248 – every factory that produces food or alcohol to China must be registered with the Chinese Government. The Factory or Manufacturer must register their production facility and this will generate a unique code (GACC Number). This number is required for Food or Alcohol to be imported and sold in China.

For this registration, there are 2 categories of products, and these both have different registration process.

Article 7 Food Items.

This is the most complex registration process, and in Australia, we have been lcuky to receive support from the Australian Government and AUSTRADE who have assisted Article 7 factories and manufacturers with registering with China Government for Export

Article 7 food items includes:

  • casings
  • honey
  • edible fats and oils
  • stuffed pasta
  • edible grains and milled grain products including malt
  • fresh and dehydrated vegetables
  • dried beans
  • seasonings
  • nuts and seeds
  • dried fruits
  • unroasted coffee beans and cocoa beans
  • health foods
  • food for special dietary purposes.

These products must be registered and the registration number and Chinese characters (writing) must be printed on the original packaging. This means that for these items, Importers cannot label the items when they arrive in China, the labels must be on the product before arrival into China.

Article 9 foods

Article 9 foods are any food items that don’t fall into Article 9 and factories and manufacturers of Article 9 products can self-register with the Chinese Government using this website . The website is in Chinese, Google Translate should be able to assist. When you click on this link, look for the Orange Box in the top right hand corner. UPDATE – Single Window Registration has been updated and here is the new self-registration link.

Article 9 food can be exported to China as long as it has a GACC Factory Registration Number and can be labelled in China by the importer, the product must have a label applied that includes GACC number.

Decree 249 – this relates to packaging regulations for food and alcohol sold in China. As explained above, the rules for Article 7 foods are that the label has to be produced with writing and information in Chinese (English is optional) and also must include GACC number on the label when produced.

Article 9 foods can be exported, and the importer must include a label with factory GACC number before it is allowed to be sold in China.


We are now starting to Export food products to China for manufacturers and brands that are registered with China Government by the Single Window portal. We have found that in Australia, there are many manufacturers who are well prepared and have already prepared Chinese packaging for Article 9 foods and many Article 7 factories, manufacturers and brands are also registered. There are however, many Australian manufacturers that have not yet registered or are not aware of the potential impact of these changes. It is important to note that unless the manufacturer is registered, you will not be able to Export Food or Alcohol to China.

We hope that this guide is useful, feel free to link to our Blog page or contact us via our website or at our google site . You can also find more information about these changes at the Australian Government AUSTRADE web page where there is useful information and resources.

Contact Us for Export of Food and Wine from Australia, we are a Leading Exporter of Australian Food and Wine.


Farewell Year of the Ox and Welcome Year of the Tiger

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February 1st 2022 is the start of the Lunar New Year and in the Chinese Horoscope it is the year of the Tiger. As Christmas and Western New Year are quickly approaching, we have been encouraging our customers in Asia to order early to avoid late arrival caused by shipping delays.

2021 Review

2021 (Year 2 of COVID) has been more challenging than 2020 (Year 1 of COVID), the reasons for this include:

– Supply Chain and Logistics cost increases – Sea Freight and Air Freight have in some cases tripled in price, to levels that can’t be absorbed

– Manufacturer Price Increases – driven in part by increasing costs of raw materials and Logistics as a result of COVID

– COVID Lockdowns and Lockdown fatigue – in many countries the impacts of lockdowns and restrictions on movements have had a bigger impact on business sentiment in 2021 and also Government assistance in many countries has been reduced or removed. Many countries are still in lockdown

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Despite the challenges of 2021, PATAZA Pty Ltd has achieved some major milestones in the past year including:

– Launching Kombucha into the Korean market, building on successful Kombucha sales in the Japan market

– Shipping containers of Food to a new customer in USA

– Sales of DJ&A products into Japan

– Growing our customer base in the Middle East/Gulf region

– Maltesers Buckets and M&M Buckets export to Asia

– Embarking on launching Australian Food and Wine to the European Union (EU) and United Kingdom

Throughout the past year, we have worked with our supply partners and our customers to deliver Australian Food and Wine for export, and we will continue to source and deliver quality Australian made products to the world.

2022 Forecast

Whether its Western New Year or Lunar New Year, we are looking towards 2022 with optimism, and there is a lot of data to support this.

AUSTRADE, Australia’s international trade body recently gave an interesting presentation on Post Covid potential for a world in recovery which gave some positive forecasts for 2022 and the DHL Export Barometer 2021 also gives some powerful insights for 2022.

Here at PATAZA Pty Ltd, we are planning for growth in the next year. We have some exciting projects and objectives in the next 12 months including

– Launching our own range of products under the Australis Food Group brand. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.

– Launching Australian Food and Wine into the EU and UK market, including our own brands

– Consolidating and growing in the US market

– Developing and implementing a plan to become Carbon Neutral

We are seeing a trend for consumers in markets towards healthy food options – including functional beverages and foods, organic food, low sugar food and drink and healthier snacking options, and our company is well placed to capitalize on these market segments with Australian Food and Wine world renowned for quality and freshness.

(Courtesy of DHL Export Barometer 2021)
(Courtesy of DHL Export Barometer 2021)
Last Chance to Order for Delivery Before Lunar New Year

Finally, as we draw close to the end of 2021, the year of the Ox, we are encouraging our customers to place orders early for delivery before the year of the Tiger. Vessels departing in mid-December should arrive in Asia by mid-January and we have some Special Offers on popular products like Maltesers Buckets which are a great gift idea.

If you are interested in importing Australian Food and Wine, Contact Us today, we are a leading exporter of Food, Confectionery and Wine from Australia and experts in the industry.


7 Must Know Tips for Importing Australian Food and Wine

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7 Must Know Tips for Importing Australian Food and Wine

We get a range of enquiries from customers all around the world, wanting to import Australian Food & Wine. Many businesses and importers/wholesalers have knowledge and experience in doing this, for many importers, however, this is their first experience importing food and wine from Australia or they may be totally new to the world of importing food and wine. To assist in this, we have prepared a list of 7 must know tips to make this process easier.

Do your research before you start

You need to be confident that you have researched your market and the products that you want to import, including where you plan to sell or distribute. Our company policy is that we are a B2B exporter, so you may need to register your business in your market. Importers and Exporters generally order in large, commercial quantities. With the growth of Amazon, T-Mall, Taobao and other e-commerce platforms, we often get asked if we can dropship products or send small quantities by international couriers directly to consumers. We don’t provide this type of service. You can also seek advice and assistance from your government or Business Chamber. In Australia we work with AUSTRADE.

Learn the Lingo

There are a lot of TLA’s (Three Letter Acronyms) and other jargon (industry terminology) that are worth knowing – let’s start with Incoterms: CIF, Ex Wks, CNF and the list goes on, these relate to international standards for shipping and Logistics. It is well worthwhile understanding these as you, your import freight agent and supplier must all agree on how your order will be delivered and who will pay the logistics and insurance costs. There are also terms that will dictate if you can import – for example are you trying to import Non-Prescribed Goods (NPG) or a Prescribed Good which will require a phytosanitary inspection or an export certificate.

Find yourself a trusted import agent in your market

You will likely not be able to import Australian Food and Wine without the assistance of an import agent. Your import agent will advise you on what are the requirements for your import and what you either need to have or get to import. They will be able to give you a list of what you require in terms of paperwork from the exporter or licenses and approvals you will need in your market to satisfy Customs and your regulatory authorities.

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Make sure you can import the commodity

Importing food and wine from Australia is generally not difficult, but there are some processes and formalities that must be followed to avoid disappointment.  It is the importers responsibility to make sure that they have all the required permits, licenses and approvals required for your market.  Different markets have different requirements – some require pallets to be fumigated and provide a certificate, some require original documents including a Wet Stamp or Wet Ink.

Find a reliable sourcing partner

There are many reasons why you should engage the services of a sourcing agent/food products supplier such as PATAZA Pty Ltd in Australia. As food export, we have the local contacts and knowledge to be able to source, consolidate and export all Australian Food and Wine. Your sourcing partner should act as your advocate in Australia, ensuring that the process, documentation, certificates and inspections if required and also arrange Logistics, either using your freight company or ours.

Making Payments

There are many ways to pay for your order, and both parties need to do their best to ensure that they are dealing reputably. Some ways to manage this include Letter of Credit (LC), Bank Guarantee, sending a deposit and then balance on shipping documents. Our companies practice is to get a deposit from our customers and the balance payment once we supply all shipping documents and photos of products and loading. For some customers, we also arrange an independent inspection on loading through companies such as SGS, TUV, Anindya and others.

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Preparing for your import arrival
This is where your chosen import agent comes into play. When a container is shipped or air freight dispatched, there is a Notify Party listed on the Bill of Lading or Shipping Documents or Airway Bill. For a shipping container, the Notify Party will be sent an Arrival Notice and your freight agent should be able to always track your cargo. Pay your local Duties, Taxes and Local charges. You should be then able to clear your goods and start selling.

With these tips in place, you will be well positioned to import Australian Food and Wine into your market, for help with importing Australian Food and Wine or to place an order, contact us today.