Export plays a significant role in the Australian Oilseeds Industry, with over a billion dollars exported annually of seeds, oil and meal; Canola and Cottonseed are the primary export oilseeds.
There are a number of AOF members who are involved in sourcing and exporting oilseeds, and in exporting crude and refined oil and meal.
In recent years, Europe has been the main destination for exports of Australian oilseeds, increasingly used in the production of biofuels. This has resulted in the need for Australian oilseeds destined for the European biofuels market to be certified as sustainable. For full details on the requirements for certifying canola for export to Europe for biofuel use see EU Canola Certification.