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China
  • Imports from China A$52,135 million
  • Exports to China A$107,577 million
  • Capital Beijing
  • Official Language Mandarin
  • Area 9,561,000 sq km
  • Population 1,360.8 million

Market profile

Insights and opportunities

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Media releases
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.
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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.
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Medical mission highlights opportunities in China
1 Jun 2015
Austrade recently led a health and medical mission to China, to highlight Australia’s expertise and enhance bilateral cooperation between both countries.
Media releases
Australian dairy excellence on show in China
1 Jun 2015
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 ...
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New videos provide insider’s view on FTA opportunities
30 Apr 2015
Austrade’s Senior Trade Commissioners in North Asia have provided an overview of the opportunities in their respective markets under the free trade agreements (FTAs) with China, Japan and Korea.

Doing Business

Austrade’s business development specialists have prepared a range of market profiles that offer potential to assist in your exporting investigations. Austrade’s in-market teams have identified opportunities for Australian exporters in various industries (see profiled industries on the right side of this page).

More information on doing business in China

Country Profile

Content supplied by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • ECONOMIC CLIMATE
    China's increasing middle class and urbanised population – whose income is on average three times that of rural areas – is demanding more sophisticated services, providing opportunities to diversify our trade relationship.
    » read more at DFAT
  • POLITICAL CLIMATE
    On 21 December 2012, Australia and China marked 40 years of diplomatic relations. The signing of the Joint Communiqué establishing diplomatic relations in 1972 marked a significant turning point in the bilateral relationship.
    » read more at DFAT
  • TRADE RELATIONS
    The Australia-China bilateral relationship is extensive and continues to grow in breadth and depth. It is based on strong economic and trade complementarities and assisted by a comprehensive program of high level visits and wide-ranging cooperation activities.
    » read more at DFAT

 

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OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Multinational Enterprises should be aware of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises that provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business behaviour in a variety of areas, consistent with applicable domestic laws. These Guidelines are endorsed and promoted by the Australian Government. For more information, go to the AusNCP website.

APEC Business Travel Card Scheme

Managed by the Department of Immigration, the APEC Business Travel Card Scheme was developed to make travelling within the 21 APEC member countries much simpler and more efficient.

IP Passport fact sheets

These fact sheets outline foreign Intellectual Property (IP) regimes and some of the issues and challenges which may be faced by Australian exporters.

The current fact sheets are available on the IP Australia website.

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