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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.
Korea, Rep (South Korea)
Korea-Australia FTA signed in Seoul (Ministerial) 8 Apr 2014
Today, Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb and his South Korean counterpart, the Minister for Trade, Industry and Energy Yoon Sang-jick, formally signed the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreem ...
Japan
Historic Free Trade Agreement concluded with Japan (Prime Minister) 7 Apr 2014
Australia has concluded negotiations on an historic Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan, our second biggest trading partner. This historic agreement is good for the Australian economy, good for ...
China | Japan | Korea, Rep (South Korea)
Trade Minister to visit North Asia (Ministerial) 4 Apr 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will visit North Asia between 4–12 April to advance Australia’s trade ties with Japan, sign a free trade agreement with Korea and to lead a 600-strong trade m ...
AFC Asian Cup benefits tourism, trade and investment (Ministerial) 26 Mar 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today welcomed the launch of Match Australia, a new sports business program promoting Australia as a destination for business, tourism and education during th ...
Trade and Investment Minister to visit Japan and Hong Kong (Ministerial) 25 Mar 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will visit Japan and Hong Kong between 25-31 March to strengthen economic ties with key Asian trading partners and highlight the attractiveness of Australia t ...
$50m boost to help small businesses export (Ministerial) 6 Mar 2014
The Abbott Government has moved to boost the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme by $50 million to help small and medium sized businesses reach their export potential.
China
China-Australia Business Week (Ministerial) 3 Mar 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb today invites Australian businesses to support one of Australia's biggest ever trade missions to China in April.
Scholarship to Encourage Women into International Business (Ministerial) 25 Feb 2014
A Perth-based mid-career professional with a background in biomedical science and the pharmaceutical industry is the inaugural winner of the Beryl Wilson Austrade Scholarship for Women in Internationa ...
Korea, Rep (South Korea)
Public release of Korea-Australia FTA text (Ministerial) 17 Feb 2014
The full text of Australia’s free trade agreement with Korea (KAFTA), our third-largest export market and fourth-largest trading partner, is today being publicly released, the Minister for Trade and I ...
Ministers Endorse National Investment Priorities (Ministerial) 14 Feb 2014
Australia’s ministers with responsibility for trade and investment have endorsed priority areas of national investment during an inaugural meeting in Canberra today.
China
Additional airline seats approved to support Chinese New Year period (Ministerial) 5 Feb 2014Tourism
Chinese airlines have been given approval to exceed their weekly seat number entitlement through to the end of February in order to meet increased visitor demand associated with the busy Chinese New Y ...
China
Chinese visitors rate Australia's natural landscape and experience tourism as drawcard (Ministerial) 28 Jan 2014Tourism
Chinese visitors continue to rate Australia highly as a tourism destination, according to new research by Tourism Research Australia based on a survey of 3,600 Chinese visitors upon their departure fr ...
China
Australian business sentiment in China remains high but competition intensifies 20 Dec 2013
Australian firms in China responding to a survey of their business outlook indicated they were more profitable in 2013 than the previous year but faced tougher competition.
India
Win your Future Unlimited competition awards a year's free study in Australia (Ministerial) 17 Dec 2013Education and Training
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today announced the major prize winner of the Government's Win your Future Unlimited competition for international students.
Recognising international business success enhances Australia's economic diplomacy (Ministerial) 26 Nov 2013
The 51st Australian Export Awards were an important way to recognise and reward international business success, Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb said tonight.
Prime Minister's Australian Exporter of the Year Award (Prime Minister) 26 Nov 2013
I am pleased to announce that Victorian company RightShip is the winner of the Prime Minister’s Australian Exporter of the Year award.

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