IFAM briefings for horticulture

The following briefing sessions have been arranged to bring you the latest developments on IFAM over the next months. Event details and registration link for each sessions are listed below. Please click on each link to register your attendance.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar using the chat function available in the WebEx platform.

If you’d like to submit questions before the event please send to freightbriefing@austrade.gov.au.

An event reminder will also be sent out one week prior to each session. If you have any issue registering for the event please email: minh.cao@austrade.gov.au

DATE TIME Event registration link
22 March 2021 10.30 – 11.00 am Please click HERE to register
29 April 2021 10.00 – 10.30 am Please click HERE to register
25 May 2021 10.30 – 11.00 am Please click HERE to register
23 June 2021 11.30 – 12.00 am Please click HERE to register



Mr Michael Byrne, International Freight Co-ordinator General and Air Vice Marshal Margaret Staib, Australian Government Freight Controller will provide an update on the program. Marg and Michael are the Principals of the IFAM program.


The Government commitment to the IFAM program totals $669 million. IFAM continues to be a targeted, temporary emergency measure and businesses need to use the next six months to adjust to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international air transport. This includes developing, where possible, alternative transport pathways, packaging, product and distribution options which take into account enduring higher airfreight costs.

For more information visit the IFAM webpage.


This article was prepared for the Guacamole of 5 March 2021.


Author: Lisa Yorkston
Date Published: 05/03/2021