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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
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 ...
Chasing the future on Australia Day (Ministerial) 21 Jan 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today welcomed an international campaign promoting the achievements of young Australians and the power of the nation’s education system to shape a career.
Japan
Robb: Japan FTA creates a world of opportunity (Ministerial) 15 Jan 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb is encouraging businesses to explore potential export opportunities with Japan, as the Free Trade Agreement with Australia’s second-largest trading partne ...
Japan
Joint Statement on the entry into force of the agreement between Japan and Australia for an economic partnership (Prime Minister) 15 Jan 2015
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warmly welcome the entry into force on 15 January 2015 of the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA).
India
Australian Business Leaders Head to India 12 Jan 2015
Australia’s biggest ever trade mission to India will formally commence today, beginning a week-long series of events designed to enhance trade, education, investment and tourism ties with the world’s ...
India
Robb leads major business mission to India (Ministerial) 9 Jan 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb will lead Australia’s largest-ever business mission to India from 9-16 January, building on the growing economic momentum between our two countries.
Japan
Robb confirms January start-date for Japan trade deal (Ministerial) 16 Dec 2014
The landmark Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) will enter into force on 15 January 2015, paving the way for Australian exporters to benefit from two rounds of tariff cuts in the f ...
Robb committed to increasing Chinese tourist market (Ministerial) 8 Dec 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb has announced new measures aimed at ensuring Australia is best placed to capture the rapidly increasing Chinese tourist market.
Brazil | Chile | Peru
Robb to visit South America (Ministerial) 5 Dec 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb will visit Brazil, Peru and Chile from 6 to 13 December to promote bilateral trade and investment, and to explore ways to enhance Australia’s engagement i ...
Australia’s resource exports strengthen (Ministerial) 4 Dec 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb said new data released today shows a surge in resource and manufacturing exports has led to a sharp narrowing in the trade deficit for October.
Korea, Rep (South Korea)
Robb announces Korea FTA to take effect in 9 days (Ministerial) 3 Dec 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb has announced that Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with South Korea will enter into force on 12 December 2014.
Australia open for business events (Ministerial) 28 Nov 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb has launched a new initiative to attract more international business events to Australian shores.
Export awards celebrate excellence in a new era of opportunity (Ministerial) 28 Nov 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb has tonight praised the achievements of Australian exporters at an awards ceremony, held to honour businesses which are making the most of international deman ...
Submissions sought on investor visa program (Ministerial) 27 Nov 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb today said that Austrade is now calling for submissions in relation to the Government’s proposed changes to the complying investment framework for the Si ...
China
Landmark China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (Prime Minister) 17 Nov 2014
The landmark China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will unlock substantial new benefits for Australians for years to come.
China
Conclusion of China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (Prime Minister) 17 Nov 2014
As a result of my meeting with His Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, in Canberra this morning, I am pleased to announce the completion of negotiations for a China-Aus ...
Australian Export Awards: finalists announced (Ministerial) 3 Nov 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today announced the 74 finalists for the 52nd Australian Export Awards, which for the first time include an important new category of online commerce.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to promote international business links (Ministerial) 24 Oct 2014Major sporting events
Trade and Investment Minister, Andrew Robb AO MP, today launched the Match Australia sports business program to promote trade, investment, tourism and international education during the ICC Cricket Wo ...
Premium Investor Visa to promote innovation (Ministerial) 17 Oct 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb said that direct investment in residential real estate would not be a complying investment under the government’s proposed new Premium Investor Visa (PIV) ...
Enhancing Significant Investor Visa programme (Ministerial) 15 Oct 2014
The Government will expand and improve the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) programme as part of its broader competitiveness agenda. At present, SIVs are available for applicants having an eligible in ...

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