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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

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 ...
Scholarship for women in international business (Ministerial) 14 Oct 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today announced the opening of nominations for the 2015 Beryl Wilson Austrade Scholarship for Women in International Business.
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 opportuniti ...
India
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 importa ...
India
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.
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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 ...
Robb visit to Burma (Ministerial) 25 Aug 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will travel to Burma from 25 to 31 August, to promote responsible bilateral trade and investment ties and advance Australia’s trade and economic interests wit ...
Australasia Business Week promotes regional strengths to B20 16 Jul 2014
Australia and New Zealand will use this week’s B20 and G20 events in Sydney to jointly profile their economic strengths to an international business audience.
Japan
Historic trade deal with Japan to drive growth (Ministerial) 8 Jul 2014
Today Australia signed a historic Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) with Japan, our second-biggest trading partner with two-way trade worth over $70 billion.
EMDG Scheme continues to assist Australian exporters (Ministerial) 18 Jun 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, confirmed today that the initial payment ceiling for the grant year 2013–14 for the Export Market Development Grants scheme would be $60,000.
Tabling of WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (Ministerial) 18 Jun 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb today formally tabled the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation in Parliament.
Japan
Australian aquaculture helps Japan’s tsunami recovery 17 Jun 2014Seafood
Japan’s tsunami-devastated oyster industry is looking to Australian technology and expertise for renewal, with a delegation visiting Tasmania this week.
In-demand trades added to the skilled occupation list (Ministerial) 9 Jun 2014Tourism
The Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon Andrew Robb and the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash today announced that chefs, bricklayers and ...

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