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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

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Media releases
Baby boomer women trading with China
19 Mar 2015
Australia’s female international entrepreneurs are predominantly baby boomers with a thirst for international growth, according to the second report from a five-year joint study by Women in Global Bus ...
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Australia supports APEC scholarships portal (Ministerial)
24 Feb 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb and Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne have welcomed the launch of a new APEC scholarships and internships online portal.
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Australian dairy products find success in China
18 Feb 2015
Australia’s Freedom Foods Group has launched ‘Australia’s Own Kid’s Milk’, its first branded retail food product for the Chinese market, in China and Australia.
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Insight - The future of Australian finance in China
28 Jan 2015
Australia’s free trade agreement with China offers our financial services sector an unprecedented opening to the capital markets of what may soon be the world’s largest economy.
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New air deal with China: 2015 off to a flying start for Australian tourism (Ministerial)
23 Jan 2015
GROWTH opportunities for Australia’s tourism industry are set to increase following the settlement of a landmark new air services agreement between Australia and China.

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).

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Country Profile

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  • 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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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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