Asian breakthrough for Scenic Rim camel products
Camel's milk skincare products farmed in Scenic Rim will soon be gracing the marketplace of online shopping juggernaut Alibaba and the shelves of one of Hong Kong's leading grocers.
Summer Land Camel Farm at Harrisville has been selected among a handful of new Australian producers to sell through the Alibaba online shopfront following a SEQ roadshow staged by Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) in September.
The farm's artisan range of skin care products will also be stocked in 12 Hong Kong stores operated by Farm Direct from next month.
Mayor Greg Christensen congratulated the local business on their export breakthough.
"Summer Land Camel Farm is another great Scenic Rim success story and continues to build on the region's reputation as a home of quality food, produce and natural products," he said.
"There is high demand in the Asian marketplace for quality produce and products, and a desire to connect with the source points of these goods.
"Scenic Rim has hosted a range of dignitaries and delegations, including the TIQ roadshow, over recent months and all have been keen to explore our pristine landscape and fertile fields."
Cr Christensen said there was significant potential for the region to capitalise on inbound tourism and investment across the growth sectors of eco and agri-tourism.
"I look forward to seeing even more successes from our local businesses on the international stage," he said
"Engagement with industry and business leaders at events such as the Asia Pacific Cities Summit in South Korea has laid the groundwork for a further exploration of the opportunities for Scenic Rim businesses to access Asia."