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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).

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TPP talks make significant progress (Ministerial) 1 Aug 2015
Significant gains have been made this week in negotiations for the world’s biggest regional trade deal, and a conclusion definitely remains within reach, the Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew R ...
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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) - a platform for growth (Ministerial) 26 Jul 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will participate in ministerial talks in Hawaii from 28-31 July with the aim of concluding negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
CPA Australia forms strategic partnership with the Australian Export Awards 14 Jul 2015
One of the world’s largest accounting bodies, CPA Australia, has joined the nation’s premier export award programme alongside Austrade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).
Malaysia
Robb pursuing freer trade in Asia Pacific (Ministerial) 12 Jul 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will be in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow (Monday) for negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement.
United States of America
10 years of Australian businesses making use of AUSFTA (Ministerial) 2 Jul 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb has welcomed the opening of the Building our Future Prosperity conference in Sydney today, marking the 10th anniversary of the Australia-United States Fre ...
Aid for Trade - Creating jobs and building livelihoods (Ministerial) 1 Jul 2015
Today we announce a new strategy to increase the impact of Australia’s aid for trade investments by driving sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in developing countries in the Indo-Pacifi ...
Significant and Premium Investor Visas commence (Ministerial) 1 Jul 2015
New arrangements for investor visa applicants that will encourage investment into innovative Australian research and development and emerging local companies come into effect today.
Philippines
Forging stronger economic ties with Singapore (Ministerial) 30 Jun 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb has returned from a visit to Singapore confident the newly signed Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP) will lead to closer economic integration betwe ...
China
Go online to boost your business bottom line (Ministerial) 30 Jun 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb today announced a new initiative to assist Australian businesses capture opportunities in China’s rapidly growing online retail markets.
India
Robb Returns to India for Trade Talks (Ministerial) 21 Jun 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will make his third visit to India this year to continue building support to finalise a strong and mutually-beneficial Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agre ...
Major tourism wins in Northern Australia White Paper (Ministerial) 19 Jun 2015
The Minister for Trade and Investment, responsible for tourism, Andrew Robb today welcomed the benefits the Northern Australia White Paper will have for Australia’s tourism industry.
Our North, Our Future: A Vision for Developing North Australia (Ministerial) 18 Jun 2015
The Government has today released its White Paper on Developing Northern Australia: Our North, Our Future.
Australia signs landmark trade agreement with China (Ministerial) 18 Jun 2015
Today, Australia signed a landmark Free Trade Agreement with China, our largest trading partner, with total trade worth almost $160 billion in 2013-14, and a growing source of investment.
China
New pilot visa to boost Australian tourism (Ministerial) 17 Jun 2015
Australia will benefit from increasing Chinese tourism through a new pilot ten year visitor visa announced today.
Australia accepts WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (Ministerial) 5 Jun 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today announced that Australia has formally accepted the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation.
China
Australian dairy excellence on show in China 1 Jun 2015Dairy
Australia’s dairy industry technologies and expertise are on show this week in China. A national pavilion, coordinated by Austrade, will showcase some of Australia’s best dairy services and technology ...
$66 million for regional tourism (Ministerial) 31 May 2015
Regional tourism has been a big winner under Round One of the Australian Government's National Stronger Regions Fund, the Minister responsible for tourism Andrew Robb said.
Philippines
Infrastructure and APEC focus of Robb's Philippines visit (Ministerial) 21 May 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb has returned to the Philippines this week with a business delegation focussed on infrastructure before joining counterparts in Boracay for APEC (Asia-Pacific ...
Papua New Guinea
Robb to promote trade and investment in PNG (Ministerial) 17 May 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will visit Papua New Guinea between 17-20 May to promote further commercial engagement and two-way investment in areas such as resources and energy, infrastru ...
Final complying investment design for the Significant and Premium Investor Visas: Measures will promote investment and innovation (Ministerial) 15 May 2015
New investment in innovative Australian ideas and emerging companies will be encouraged as part of enhanced Significant Investment Visa (SIV) and new Premium Investor Visa (PIV) complying investment f ...

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