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Trade and Investment Ministers adopt 'Team Australia' approach (Ministerial) 12 Sep 2014
Australian ministers responsible for trade and investment today agreed to adopt a ‘Team Australia’ approach in both promoting our nation’s strengths to the world and in pursuing commercial opportunities.
Robb to lead 300-strong business mission to India (Ministerial) 5 Sep 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will lead a major 300-strong promotional campaign and business mission to India early next year, to boost commercial ties with one of the world’s most important economies.
Robb to deepen commercial ties with India (Ministerial) 3 Sep 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will visit India between 4-6 September to build trade and investment ties with one of Australia’s most promising markets.
Signature of AANZFTA Protocol (Ministerial) 27 Aug 2014
The Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, joined Ministers from ASEAN Member States and New Zealand in signing the First Protocol to Amend the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA).



Opening address - Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum (Ministerial) 15 Sep 2014
Thank you for the opportunity. It is great to see the industry so well represented here today. I also welcome our friends from China, who are part of a delegation supported by Austrade.
Enhancing Economic Diplomacy (Ministerial) 18 Aug 2014
Address about ‘Enhancing Economic Diplomacy', 18 August 2014, Lowy Institute, Sydney, The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Australian Minister for Trade and Investment.
Australia-China to 2020 - HSBC Global Connections Event (Ministerial) 23 Jul 2014
Address to ‘Australia-China to 2020 - HSBC Global Connections Event', 23 July 2014, Sydney, The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Australian Minister for Trade and Investment.
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.


Latest from Austrade

Economic leadership forum to chart new directions in the Australia-Chile relationship 16 Sep 2014
Australian companies are encouraged to register their interest in attending the Australia-Chile: Asia Pacific Platforms economic forum, to be held in Santiago, Chile, on 11 - 12 December 2014.
Australia’s HunterNet strikes a rich seam in China 15 Sep 2014
HunterNet, an Australian mining and infrastructure industry association, has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with the China National Coal Association (CNCA) and the China Circular Economy Association (CCEA).
Austrade selects TradeStart partners, office network 11 Sep 2014
The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) has selected its TradeStart partners for the next four years following a tender process and announced two new offices in its network.
Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement 'one step closer' 5 Sep 2014
Australia’s Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) has recommended the Government take binding treaty action on the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) in a report tabled in Parliament.


Success Stories

DB Schenker opens its largest logistics centre in Australia 17 Sep 2014
German company DB Schenker has opened its second supply chain and warehouse facility in Queensland, its largest in Australia. DB Schenker, operating as Schenker Australia, plans to spend more than A$40 million on the Ipswich site over the next decade.
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.


Stories of Australian achievement

  1. The sweet smell of success
    Australian brand Aromababy pioneered therapeutic-grade, organic skin care products for babies 20 years ago and has won fans across the world. As company prepares to launch into new markets, Aromababy founder Catherine Cervasio reflects on her significant success.
  2. Designing Culture
    Hassell’s ability to embody the freshness and energy of Australian design, combined with its understanding of the diverse physical and cultural context in which it works, has seen the leading practice grow into a global concern employing staff in 13 cities across the planet.
  3. Technology the canvas, story the art
    The Spinifex Group are exemplars of an Australian company with a ‘born global’ philosophy. Niche, scalable, and with a highly specialised service offering, they have positioned themselves to capture international opportunities from day one — winning central roles on the world’s greatest creative stages along the way.
  4. Helping the world to manage natural disasters
    Every year since 1990 an average of more than 210 million people around the world are hit by natural disasters. These events are an unfortunate but inevitable feature of life on earth, making disaster management a vital area of expertise for Governments and humanitarian groups worldwide. Several Australian collaborations are contributing significant insight to this knowledge area.


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