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Other trade-related media releases are available from the Minister for Trade and Investment, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC).

Media Releases

United States of America
Houston Consulate-General open for business (Ministerial) 4 May 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb today announced the Australian Consulate-General in Houston, Texas is open for business.
China
Chinese agribusiness firms in Queensland for Beef Australia 30 Apr 2015Meat
Representatives from some of China’s biggest beef and agribusiness companies will arrive in Queensland this week for meetings focused on trade, investment and cooperation with the local beef industry.
Polish aerospace delegation lands in Australia 23 Apr 2015Aerospace
Representatives from one of Europe’s leading aerospace regions are touring Australia this week to build links with Australian industry.
Shaping the future of international education 17 Apr 2015Education and Training
Austrade, the Australian Government’s international education promotion agency, is holding a series of open workshops across Australia seeking input on future directions for Australia’s international ...
China
Baby boomer women trading with China 19 Mar 2015
Australia’s female international entrepreneurs are predominantly baby boomers with a thirst for international growth, according to the second report from a five-year joint study by Women in Global Bus ...
Vietnam
Business Dialogue strengthens commercial ties with Vietnam 17 Mar 2015
The Prime Minister of Vietnam, His Excellency Nguyen Tan Dung, and 12 senior ministers from his Government today attended a major summit with Australian business leaders in Sydney.
Robb welcomes JBS-Primo deal approval (Ministerial) 5 Mar 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb has welcomed the conditional approval by Treasurer Joe Hockey of JBS Australia’s $A1.45 billion acquisition of Australian Consolidated Food Holdings (Prim ...
Productivity Commission review into barriers to growth in Australian services exports (Ministerial) 4 Mar 2015
Today the Treasurer, Joe Hockey, and the Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, announced a Productivity Commission review that will aim to boost Australia's services exports.
New Business Envoy launched to share market insights with Australian business (Ministerial) 4 Mar 2015
The first edition of Business Envoy – a novel publication that shares market insights from DFAT’s global diplomatic network – is now available to Australian businesses.
Canada
Robb leads business mission to Canada (Ministerial) 1 Mar 2015
Following a productive business mission to New Zealand, Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb is currently visiting Canada to promote Australian exports and investment opportunities in areas such ...
New Zealand
2015 CER Ministerial meeting: Communique (Ministerial) 27 Feb 2015
New Zealand and Australian Ministers met in Auckland on 27 February 2015 for the annual Closer Economic Relations (CER) Ministerial Meeting.
Robb welcomes new Productivity Commission tourism research (Ministerial) 26 Feb 2015Tourism
The Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, today welcomed the Productivity Commission’s (the Commission) release of its Australia’s International Tourism Industry research paper ...
New Zealand
Infrastructure key focus of Robb business mission to New Zealand (Ministerial) 25 Feb 2015Building and Construction
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb is this week leading a major business delegation to New Zealand to explore new economic opportunities in areas such as infrastructure.
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Australia supports APEC scholarships portal (Ministerial) 24 Feb 2015Education and Training
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb and Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne have welcomed the launch of a new APEC scholarships and internships online portal.
2015 Beryl Wilson Scholarship winner announced (Ministerial) 23 Feb 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today announced Ms Fei Li as the winner of the 2015 Beryl Wilson Austrade Scholarship for Women in International Business.
Japan
Robb: $8 billion Toll offer huge vote of confidence in Australia (Ministerial) 18 Feb 2015
Japan Post’s $8 billion proposal to acquire Australian freight and logistics giant Toll is a major vote of confidence in the future of the Australian economy.
Korea, Rep (South Korea)
Robb: FTAs delivering results for Tasmanian farmers (Ministerial) 13 Feb 2015
After only two months in force, Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb said Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with Korea (KAFTA) was already delivering significant benefits to Tasmania – particu ...
Enhancing Australia’s investor visa program (Ministerial) 12 Feb 2015
The Abbott Government has today released a draft investment framework for an enhanced Significant Investor Visa Scheme (SIV) and design options for a new Premium Investor Visa (PIV) as part of its bro ...
Tourism Ministers unite and call for fuel savings to be passed onto customers (Ministerial) 6 Feb 2015Tourism
All Australian Ministers agreed that the tourism sector must benefit from all airlines and regional petrol sale outlets passing on oil price reductions in full. Ministers noted some positive steps by ...
United States of America
Promoting Australian business ties with the United States (Parliamentary Secretary) 4 Feb 2015
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade and Investment, Steven Ciobo, will visit Texas and Louisiana between 4-8 February to promote Australian resource capability and foster economic ti ...

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