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Media Releases

Recent Austrade media releases are displayed below.

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

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 ...
Canada | United States of America
Robb seeks further investment from North American markets (Ministerial) 6 Jun 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will visit Canada and the United States from 8-16 June in conjunction with a CEO delegation led by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Trade and Investment Policy Advisory Council inaugural meeting (Ministerial) 6 Jun 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, today chaired the first meeting of the Trade and Investment Policy Advisory Council (TIPAC) at Parliament House, Canberra.
Myanmar | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Vietnam | Brunei | Indonesia | Malaysia | Philippines | Singapore | China | Japan | Korea, Rep (South Korea)
Exports to key Asian trade partners increase (Ministerial) 5 Jun 2014
he Australian Bureau of Statistics Trade in Goods and Services April data released today shows that Australian exports have increased 11 per cent from last year with resources exports increasing 19 pe ...
Papua New Guinea | Russia | Thailand | Vietnam | Brunei | Indonesia | Malaysia | Philippines | Singapore | China | Hong Kong | Taiwan | Japan | Korea, Rep (South Korea) | Canada | United States of America | Chile | Peru | Mexico
APEC Forum confirms economic gain by increasing women’s participation (Ministerial) 27 May 2014
The 2014 APEC Women and the Economy Forum (WEF) has strongly reaffirmed the importance of unlocking the immense economic opportunities that come from increasing women’s participation in the regional e ...
New website showcases Australia’s trade with the world (Ministerial) 27 May 2014
The Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb today launched a new website which explores Australia’s trade with the world.
Plan to address Sydney's tourism labour shortages (Ministerial) 23 May 2014Tourism
Federal Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, and NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, the Hon Andrew Stoner MP, today announced the Sydney Tourism Emp ...
China
Australia’s exports to China exceed $100 billion in 2013 (Ministerial) 21 May 2014
New trade and services data highlighting the importance of China as Australia’s major trading partner demonstrates why concluding a Free Trade Agreement with the world’s second biggest economy is a hi ...
Singapore | China
Trade Minister in APEC and TPP talks (Ministerial) 16 May 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will participate in the 2014 APEC trade ministers’ meeting in Qingdao, China (17-18 May) before heading to Singapore for Trans Pacific Partnership agreement ( ...
2014-15 Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio Budget (Ministerial) 13 May 2014
The 2014-15 Budget will enhance Australia’s capacity to promote and protect our national interest and grow our international relationships.
Budget affirms government support for tourism (Ministerial) 13 May 2014
The Abbott Government’s strong support for the tourism industry across the key areas of infrastructure development and overseas brand promotion in growing markets such as China has been affirmed in th ...
Saudi Arabia | United Arab Emirates
Minister for Trade and Investment visits UAE and Saudi Arabia (Ministerial) 11 Apr 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will visit the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between 13-16 April to promote commercial opportunities for Australia business in two of t ...
China
Tourism Australia showcases business events capability at Australia Week in China (Ministerial) 10 Apr 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb joined Tourism Australia’s Managing Director, John O’Sullivan at the North Asia Business Events Showcase in Shanghai, one of a series of events taking place t ...
China
Demystifying Chinese investment in Australia online (Ministerial) 10 Apr 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, today launched the first ever interactive online website cataloguing Chinese investment in Australia.
China
Australia's biggest ever trade mission arrives in China (Ministerial) 9 Apr 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb today commenced Australia’s largest ever trade mission including more than 700 businesspeople from a range of industries.

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