Australia has signed a deal with global e-commerce giant Alibaba to provide better access for businesses.
Australian food producers and other businesses will get help reaching global markets under a new deal with China-based global e-commerce giant Alibaba.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited the Alibaba headquarters in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou on Tuesday where he witnessed the signing by Austrade of an agreement with Alibaba.
Using the popular Tmall.com and Tmall Global websites, the strategic collaboration agreement will enable more businesses to sell goods such as fresh food online.
Alibaba markets have more than 434 million users and takes 12.7 billion orders each year.
There are already more than 1300 Australian brands on the two online platforms, 80 per cent of which had never before reached the Chinese market.
A one-week fresh food promotion is planned, which will focus on high-quality Australian produce.
A similar promotion for New Zealand oysters last year saw 50,000 sold online in one day, with buyers able to track the temperature of the oysters on a mobile phone app from NZ to China.
Chemist Warehouse was the first Tmall Global merchant to reach $2 million in sales on one day during the 2015 "global shopping festival".
There is growing interest in oats and cereal, beef, dairy, natural skincare and active-wear products.
An Alibaba hub office is planned for Melbourne by the end of the year to support local operations in Australia and New Zealand.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma has been the corporate face of the G20 summit, hosted by his home city, representing the future of the Chinese economy.
The G20 summit, which wrapped up on Monday night, agreed to a "blueprint on innovative growth", which host President Xi Jinping said was a centrepiece of the global leaders' meeting.
The blueprint commits G20 members to structural reforms, innovation, the digital economy and advanced manufacturing to generate new jobs and growth.
Mr Turnbull wants innovation and making better use of the internet to be the hallmark of his prime ministership.
The prime minister will head to Laos on Tuesday afternoon for the East Asia Summit.
US President Barack Obama has already arrived in Vientiane amid scandal over the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte rudely insulting him, which resulted in a meeting being cancelled.
President Obama had said the Philippines' leader, whose rhetoric has encouraged vigilantes, needed to abide by "international norms" when tackling the illicit drug trade.