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Building on Bali: A Work Programme for the WTO
20 Dec 2013
Simon J Evenett, Professor of International Trade, University of St. Gallen and Alejandro Jara, Former Deputy Director-General, WTO present Building on Bali: A Work Programme for the WTO.
Pakistan
Australia’s Pierlite opens state-of-the-art factory in Pakistan
13 Dec 2013
Australian lighting company Pierlite will build a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Pakistan’s capital, Karachi, in a joint venture expected to signal further foreign direct investment (FDI) and ...
Myanmar
Austrade roundtable for Aung San Suu Kyi highlights Myanmar’s potential
11 Dec 2013
Myanmar’s drive towards economic modernisation will open up opportunities for Australian companies wishing to play a role in the South-East Asian nation’s business development, according to Australian ...
Making trade quicker and cheaper: The payoff from the WTO’s Bali Agreement on trade facilitation
9 Dec 2013
It’s been a long time coming, but the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations has finally delivered a trade agreement.
Bahrain | Kuwait | Oman | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | United Arab Emirates
Australian rail expertise in demand as Gulf plans 10,000km network
9 Dec 2013Rail
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) economies are diversifying and allocating hundreds of billions of dollars to major infrastructure developments, according to the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade).
Korea, Rep (South Korea)
Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement an important step closer
5 Dec 2013
The Prime Minister announced today the conclusion of free trade agreement negotiations with Korea, after the Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, advised that he and his Korean counterpart ...
Chile
Shift to underground mining in Chile presents opportunity for Australian METS companies
4 Dec 2013
Chile’s focus towards underground mining provides a wealth of opportunities for Australian METS companies.
Bahrain | Kuwait | Oman | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | United Arab Emirates
Growing economies in the Gulf hold opportunity for Australian businesses
3 Dec 2013Building and Construction | Environment | Energy | Rail
A young, affluent consumer base and a heavy reliance on imports in Gulf economies present a range of opportunities to Australian companies in agribusiness, energy efficiency, education and other servi ...
India
Austrade unveils Doing Business in India guides
3 Dec 2013
The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) has developed a series of guides on Doing Business in India, which aims to smooth the process of getting a foothold in this fast-developing economy, accordin ...
Colombia
Colombian cattle group considers Australian genetics program
8 Nov 2013
Colombia’s largest grouping of cattle farmers is considering Australia’s genetics initiatives to assist with the Latin American country’s cattle-breeding programs.
Colombia
Australian mining services delegation poised for opportunities in Colombia
23 Oct 2013Mining equipment
Australia’s mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies are in a strong position to assist in the advance of Colombia’s mining industry, according the Australian Trade Commission (Austr ...
India
India’s infrastructure delays highlight opportunity for Australian project managers
15 Oct 2013Building and Construction
A shortage of project managers in India has created opportunities for Australian infrastructure firms, according to the Australian Trade Commission’s (Austrade) representative in South Asia.
ANZ Quarterly Survey of Asian Export Trends
3 Oct 2013
The ANZ bank, with the support of Austrade, is introducing a quarterly trade report primarily focusing on export trends to Asia for goods and services, especially those of Australian small and medium- ...
Sri Lanka
Australian exporter Wellard in second phase of US$30m Sri Lankan dairy project
2 Oct 2013
Sri Lanka’s Cabinet has approved the second phase of the Dairy Development Project, the Sri Lankan Government’s plan to make fresh milk more available to its people, with the involvement of Australia’ ...
'Win Your Future Unlimited' competition set to promote Australia's international education
1 Oct 2013
Austrade’s General Manager of Education, John Angley, spoke about the competition with ABC News Radio’s Mandy Presland.
Brazil | Chile | Peru | Mexico
Latin America offers rich potential for Australian mining innovation
30 Sep 2013
The search for lower costs and greater efficiency by Latin American resources companies could provide opportunities for Australian suppliers of mining equipment, technology and services (METS), accord ...
China
Australian wine exporters encouraged to apply for Austrade mission to China
25 Sep 2013Wine
Australian wine producers who want access to the world’s fastest-growing export market can take part in the 2013 Cheers Australia trade mission to cities in regional China.
United States of America
Australian businesses invited to high-level US investment summit
24 Sep 2013
Australian businesses, entrepreneurs and advisers can learn more about opportunities in the United States at the SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit, a high-level gathering hosted by the US Department of ...
Sri Lanka
Commonwealth Business Forum focuses on Indian Ocean Rim partnerships
20 Sep 2013
The upcoming Commonwealth Business Forum 2013, held in conjunction with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), will focus on potential partnerships in the fast-growing Indian Ocean Rim.
Brazil
Rio 2016 Olympics launches portal for potential Games suppliers
23 Aug 2013Major sporting events
Australian companies can apply to provide goods or services to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games through the newly launched procurement website.

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