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Australasia Business Week promotes regional strengths to B20 16 Jul 2014
Australia and New Zealand will use this week’s B20 and G20 events in Sydney to jointly profile their economic strengths to an international business audience.
Historic trade deal with Japan to drive growth (Ministerial) 8 Jul 2014
Today Australia signed a historic Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) with Japan, our second-biggest trading partner with two-way trade worth over $70 billion.
EMDG Scheme continues to assist Australian exporters (Ministerial) 18 Jun 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, confirmed today that the initial payment ceiling for the grant year 2013–14 for the Export Market Development Grants scheme would be $60,000.
Tabling of WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (Ministerial) 18 Jun 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb today formally tabled the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation in Parliament.

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Speeches

Northern Development Summit, ADC Forum (Ministerial) 27 Jun 2014
Address to ‘Northern Development Summit, ADC Forum', 27 June 2014, Townsville, The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Australian Minister for Trade and Investment.
A case for freer trade (Ministerial) 21 May 2014
Address to ‘Big Ideas Under the Dome’ lecture series, State Library of Victoria, 21 May 2014, The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Australian Minister for Trade and Investment.
Bricks in the Wall: Building Trust, Building Trade (Ministerial) 30 Apr 2014
Address to APEC Study Centre, Melbourne, 30 April 2014, The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Australian Minister for Trade and Investment.
The Devil's in the Detail: Australian business in Asia 3 Mar 2014
Essay by Bruce Gosper, Austrade CEO for Asialink 2014 Essay Series

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Latest from Austrade

Australia leads G20 nations on e-trade readiness 18 Jul 2014
Australia is better placed to grow global online commerce than any other nation in the G20, according to the 2014 Economist Intelligence Unit G20 e-Trade Readiness Index.
Mexico seeks Australian involvement in US$578 billion infrastructure program 17 Jul 2014
The Mexican Government has highlighted opportunities for Australian businesses in its US$578 billion infrastructure program.
National aerospace organisations in Australia and Poland strengthen collaborative ties  14 Jul 2014
Associations representing the national aerospace industries of Australia and Poland have laid the groundwork for stronger commercial ties by signing a Memorandum of Collaboration in Melbourne.
Philippines reconstruction planning underway  11 Jul 2014
The Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR) in the Philippines is developing a master plan for the nation’s reconstruction and recovery post Typhoon Haiyan, which ravaged the South-East Asian nation late last year.

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Success Stories

Tata and BlueScope: a union of equals 18 Jun 2014
With uncertainty over the long-term future of manufacturing, the joint venture between India’s Tata Steel and Australia’s BlueScope Steel is an example of how Australian manufacturers can find new markets and new revenues overseas.
How Australia is helping to build a dairy industry in Sri Lanka one farm at a time 16 Jun 2014
Australia’s expertise in agriculture is helping Sri Lanka increase its fresh milk supply, reduce its reliance on powdered milk imports and, ultimately, become a self-sufficient dairy producer.
Australian health care provider makes inroads into Malaysia 3 Jun 2014
Perth-based company, Flex Health Group has found significant success in Malaysia’s healthcare sector after participating in an Austrade-organised trade promotion initiative. With more than 20 years of experience, first as an agency providing nursing staff, then adding nursing training and home care to their suite of services, Flex Health Group has a strong reputation for provision of health care in Australia.

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