Arnott’s has thrown its support behind Australia-UK free trade agreement (FTA) talks, announced by the UK and Australian governments yesterday. A successful agreement could open up new export and supply chain opportunities to the United Kingdom for Arnott’s Australian-made biscuits, including Tim Tam.
After the iconic Tim Tam featured prominently in UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s video announcement to officially launch negotiations, Arnott’s has revealed the company will be making a submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade outlining the opportunities to market the brand’s Australian made products through an FTA with the UK.
Michelle Foley, Chief Customer Officer said the brand would be pleased to see Australia’s most loved biscuit more accessible to our British friends across the globe and what the potential FTA could mean for Arnott’s in terms of new export opportunities and the chance to build and grow local manufacturing.
“We were delighted Mr Johnson referenced providing our wonderful Arnott’s Tim Tam biscuits to the British people, but we were not surprised,” Ms Foley said.
“Tim Tam is a national icon of Australian culture and Australia’s number one chocolate biscuit. We are excited about what the potential FTA could mean for Arnott’s in terms of new export opportunities and the chance to build and grow our local manufacturing – with more local jobs in our bakeries and across our supply chain.”
Arnott’s supports farmers and local businesses within Australia, spending $500 million each year on raw ingredients, packaging and other services, so any potential increase in export volume to the UK would also benefit Australian suppliers.