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Robb Signs historic Trans Pacific Trade Pact (TPP) in New Zealand (Ministerial)
5 Feb 2016
The historic Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – which will see the elimination of 98 per cent of tariffs among 12 countries – was formally signed today in New Zealand by the Minister for Trad ...
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China
Robb to lead Australia Week in China Business Mission (Ministerial)
3 Feb 2016
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb today called for business leaders to join what is expected to be Australia’s largest-ever trade mission to China between 11-15 April.
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Switzerland
Robb to promote Australian trade and investment at World Economic Forum (Ministerial)
18 Jan 2016
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb will this week participate in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
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Japan
Exporters quick to capitalise on Japan FTA (Ministerial)
15 Jan 2016
Export sales across a variety of commodities to Japan have jumped since the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) came into effect 12 months ago, as businesses capitalise on the oppor ...
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China
Historic China-Australia FTA enters into force (Ministerial)
20 Dec 2015
The competitive position of Australian exporters will be greatly enhanced from today with the official entry into force of the landmark China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).
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Robb hails historic WTO agreement to abolish agricultural export subsidies (Ministerial)
20 Dec 2015
Today, the 163 Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to abolish all agriculture export subsidies.
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Japan
Austrade partners with Japanese regenerative medicine industry
18 Dec 2015
The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) today announced a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s peak regenerative medicine industry body, Forum for Innovative Regenerative Medicine (FIRM).
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Australia to benefit from tariff cuts on popular high-tech goods (Ministerial)
17 Dec 2015
Tariffs on around $19 billion dollars’ worth of popular high-tech goods imported into Australia will be eliminated under an agreement reached by the World Trade Organization (WTO) overnight in Nairobi ...
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China
China-Australia FTA Benefits Set to Flow From 20 December (Ministerial)
9 Dec 2015
The substantial benefits secured through the historic China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) are set to start flowing from 20 December, the Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb has tod ...
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Innovation Hubs to Foster Australian Enterprise (Ministerial)
7 Dec 2015
Australian start-ups will soon have access to innovation hubs in key international markets as part of the Global Innovation Strategy announced by the Prime Minister today.
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All hands on deck for Tourism Australia's new marine marketing campaign (Ministerial)
3 Dec 2015
The Government is calling for industry to participate in Tourism Australia’s new $40 million global campaign promoting Australia’s extensive coastal and aquatic environments.
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Tourism booming as records tumble (Ministerial)
2 Dec 2015
Results from Tourism Research Australia’s International Visitor Survey, released today, show continuing growth with further record international arrivals, visitor nights and spending figures.
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Australian Export Award winners announced (Ministerial)
27 Nov 2015
Advanced manufacturer ANCA has been named Exporter of the Year at the 53rd annual Australian Export Awards in Melbourne tonight.
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Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships fund researchers’ efforts overseas (Ministerial)
25 Nov 2015
Education and Training
Thirty two elite Australian scholars from among the 2016 Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship and Research Fellowship recipients are being honoured at a gala dinner at the National Museum of Australia i ...
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Increased accommodation supply supports record tourist numbers (Ministerial)
25 Nov 2015
Tourism
Figures showing Australia’s hotels continued to grow in 2014-2015 were welcomed today by the Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator Richard Colbeck.
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DFAT Secretary Peter Varghese (Ministerial)
24 Nov 2015
Outgoing Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Varghese has every reason to be proud of what has been a distinguished career in the public service of Australia, Minister for T ...
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Awards showcase export success stories (Ministerial)
24 Nov 2015
The achievements of Australian exporters will be showcased at a major event in Melbourne on Friday when Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb announces the winners of this year’s Australian Export ...
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United Arab Emirates
Aviation agreement with UAE welcome news for tourism and trade (Ministerial)
23 Nov 2015
Tourism
The Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, and the Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia Josh Frydenberg, have welcomed new arrangements around official export credit support f ...
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Indonesia
Austrade Indonesia-Australia Business Week
18 Nov 2015
Building partnerships in trade, investment, education and tourism between Australia and Indonesia is the focus of the largest ever Australian Government business mission to Indonesia for the inaugural ...
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Deal reached on OECD export finance (Ministerial)
18 Nov 2015
Energy
The Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, and the Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia Josh Frydenberg, have welcomed new arrangements around official export credit support f ...
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