(Last updated: 14 Nov 2014)
Austrade’s activities in this market are mainly focused on attracting foreign direct investment and promoting Australia’s education services. For Australian exporters to this market, Austrade can provide access to a range of specialists to assist with market entry and expansion including:
- market research
- channel marketing consultants
- lead generation agencies
- legal, accounting, tax and immigration advisory services
- banking and financial service providers
- commercial real estate agencies
- relevant industry network specialists
To seek assistance with finding service providers, contact Austrade.
Find out more about the services Austrade provides to Australian exporters on our trade services page.
European Union VAT changes
From 1 January 2015, there will be changes to the way Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged in the European Union (EU).
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.
Australia has social security agreements with several countries that address the issue of 'double super coverage' for employees sent to work overseas. To take advantage of these agreements, Australian employers sending employees overseas to work must apply to the Tax Office for a Certificate of coverage.
For more details, please visit the Australian Taxation Office website.