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Market Ready India: ECTA deep dive and market entry

About This Webinar

Australia and India signed an Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement on 2 April, which is expected to generate opportunities for Australian exporters. In response to recent interest we’ve received from wine businesses, Wine Australia is partnering with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) to host a three-part series of one-hour online seminars for Australian wine producers and exporters.

With a spotlight on Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, the weekly seminars are designed to provide Australian wine exporters with a comprehensive understanding of opportunities and challenges to help determine whether India is a viable export market for their business.

The second seminar will focus on an ECTA deep dive and market entry considerations, including:
• the Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement and implications for exporters – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
• the regulatory environment, labelling requirements and import duties – Wine Australia
• logistics and storage considerations; and
• importer/ trade insights

Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Richard is an Assistant Secretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Deputy-Chief Negotiator for the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (AI-ECTA). Richard has spent over 20 years working on trade and industry policy in multiple federal government agencies, including as a Counsellor at Australia’s Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization in Geneva.
Webinar hosting presenter
General Manager – ESG and Market Access, Wine Australia
Having previously held several roles with Wine Australia, including General Counsel, Rachel is responsible for Wine Australia's strategy development, including the development and execution of an ESG and sustainability strategy for the Australian grape and wine sector. Rachel also manages Wine Australia’s legal, regulatory and market access functions, including the administration of the export controls and the Label Integrity Program. She is a delegate to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) and the World Wine Trade Group, a Member of the Presidential Council of FIVS, and the President of the Australasian Wine Law Association.

Prior to joining Wine Australia, Rachel worked as a corporate lawyer specialising in wine law. Rachel has a Bachelor of Science (Jurisprudence) majoring in genetics and biochemistry, a Masters in Oenology and a Bachelor of Law (University of Adelaide), a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, and a Diploma of European Wine Law (University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne).

Before completing her Law degree, Rachel worked as a winemaker – predominantly in the Adelaide Hills, but also in the Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Oregon and Tuscany.
Webinar hosting presenter
Business Unit – Exports, Hillebrand
Trent McLachlan is currently the Business Unit – Exports at global logistics company Hillebrand. Trent has 19 years’ experience in global beverage logistics with a wine industry background. He was previously Country Manager for Vietnam.
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