Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania



19 September 2019

Will Hodgman, Premier & Minister for Trade

Our world-class exporters recognised at the Tasmanian Export Awards

UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 12:01AM FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2019

The 2019 Tasmanian Export Awards have recognised the very best our world-class exporters have to offer from across the state.

In its 26th year, the Tasmanian Export Awards give local businesses a great opportunity to raise their profile and all winners will go on to compete at the National Export Awards held in Canberra in December.

Congratulations to Essential Oils of Tasmania for being named Tasmanian Exporter of the Year.

Essential Oils of Tasmania, based in Margate, was recognised for their high quality and assured range of pure essential oils and fine plant extracts that capture the essence of Tasmania. Their oils and extracts are exported all over the world, especially to the USA, Europe and Asia.

Expressions of Interest for the Tasmanian Government’s United States Trade and Investment Delegation in 2020 were also launched on the night.

Tasmania has what the world wants and the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics’ data shows Tasmanian producers exported $3.71 billion worth of goods for the year to July 2019.

The Government’s Tasmanian Trade Strategy 2019-2025 is designed to position Tasmania to be globally competitive, help our businesses expand their presence in markets around the world, and attract investment and create jobs.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is committed to helping build industry capability and empower our businesses to take their products to the world, which backs the creation of local jobs.

2019 Tasmanian Export Awards winners:

Tasmanian Exporter of the Year - Essential Oils of Tasmania

Agribusiness, Food and Beverages - Essential Oils of Tasmania

Creative Industries - Be Smitten

e-Commerce - Scoot Boot

Emerging Exporter - Tasman Sea Salt

International Education and Training - UTAS Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre

Manufacturing and Advanced Materials - Ignite Digi

Regional Exporter - Hellyers Road Distillery

Small Business - Candy Abalone

Sustainability - Beauty and the Bees

Technology and Innovation - Lightning Protection International

Women in Export* - Karin Luttmer of Hill Farm Preserves

Young Exporter of the Year* - Tom Waugh of Ignite Digi

*Tasmania only categories



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