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(Last updated: 14 Nov 2014)

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Austrade services

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.

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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.

Bilateral agreements

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.

  • International Readiness Indicator


    Austrade's International Readiness Indicator is an online tool to help Australian businesses determine whether they are ready for exporting.

    International Readiness Indicator

  • How Austrade can help

    Austrade provides information and advice to assist Australian companies reduce the time, cost and risk associated with exporting.

    Assistance from Austrade

  • Contact Austrade

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