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Chasing the future on Australia Day (Ministerial) 21 Jan 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today welcomed an international campaign promoting the achievements of young Australians and the power of the nation’s education system to shape a career.
Robb: Japan FTA creates a world of opportunity (Ministerial) 15 Jan 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb is encouraging businesses to explore potential export opportunities with Japan, as the Free Trade Agreement with Australia’s second-largest trading partner commences today.
Joint Statement on the entry into force of the agreement between Japan and Australia for an economic partnership (Prime Minister) 15 Jan 2015
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warmly welcome the entry into force on 15 January 2015 of the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA).
Australian Business Leaders Head to India 12 Jan 2015
Australia’s biggest ever trade mission to India will formally commence today, beginning a week-long series of events designed to enhance trade, education, investment and tourism ties with the world’s third-largest economy.

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Speeches

EU Economic & Commercial Counsellors and Chambers of Commerce 4 Dec 2014
Austrade CEO Bruce Gosper Speech - EU Economic & Commercial Counsellors and Chambers of Commerce on Thursday 4 December 2014
International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) (Ministerial) 25 Sep 2014
It’s great to be here tonight talking about mining and resources, something that has been so important in the development of both Victoria and Australia.
Ministerial Statement on Investment (Ministerial) 23 Sep 2014
I’m pleased to present and table the inaugural annual Investment Statement to the Parliament. This delivers on a commitment the Coalition made at the 2013 Federal Election.
The 28th Joint Conference of ROC-Australia & Australia-Taiwan Business Councils 18 Sep 2014
Chairman Zou, Chairman Maddock, Deputy Director General Kiang, Terry King, Chairman of the Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce.

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Latest from Austrade

Ministerial led business mission enhances opportunities with India 30 Jan 2015
Trade and Investment Minister, Andrew Robb, led a 450-strong business delegation in January as part of the week long Australia Business Week in India (ABWI) focused on enhancing trade, investment and tourism ties between the two countries.
Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement enters into force  15 Jan 2015
The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) entered into force today, opening up opportunities for increased trade and investment with the world’s third largest economy and Australia’s second largest trading partner.
Changes to VAT in the European Union 19 Dec 2014
From 1 January 2015, there will be changes to the way Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged in the European Union (EU) which may affect Australian companies operating in the region.
Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement to enter into force in January 2015 17 Dec 2014
The New Year will bring new opportunities for Australian companies to do business with Japan, the nation’s second largest export market, when the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) enters into force on 15 January 2015.

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Success Stories

US technology firm DocuSign selects Australia to launch into Asia-Pacific 19 Jan 2015
Just a year after opening its first office in Australia, United States-based technology company, DocuSign Inc. (DocuSign®) has experienced rapid growth. Strong demand for its Digital Transaction Management (DTM) services and industry-leading eSignature solution has enabled the Australian office to become its base for expansion across Asia-Pacific.
Helping India to showcase its heritage to a growing tourism market 24 Dec 2014
Australian Sue Hodges has developed an unusual and highly successful business: she creates and manages heritage projects around the world, including India.
Australian rail simulation technology on track to success in India 23 Dec 2014
Australian company Sydac Pty Ltd, a leading developer in simulation technology and software, recently won a major A$30 million contract with Indian Railways.

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Stories of Australian achievement

  1. Artisan flavours from Australia’s Sunshine Coast
    The natural beauty and laid back lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast has made the region attractive not only to local and international visitors but to cutting edge businesses keen to export their clean green produce around the globe.
  2. Technology the canvas, story the art
    The Spinifex Group are exemplars of an Australian company with a ‘born global’ philosophy. Niche, scalable, and with a highly specialised service offering, they have positioned themselves to capture international opportunities from day one — winning central roles on the world’s greatest creative stages along the way.
  3. Eyenaemia: the selfie that could save lives
    Australian medical students Jennifer Tang and Jarrel Seah’s innovative app for detecting anaemia beat entries from 33,000 students across the globe to take out Microsoft’s 2014 Imagine Cup. Their visionary solution is building a stronger bridge between medicine and technology which could change the lives of millions across the globe.
  4. Australia’s rich sub tropics on a plate
    Mount Warning rises above Cape Byron, Australia’s most easterly point. Clad in sub-tropical rainforest and known as Wollumbin to the local aboriginal people, this extinct volcano is responsible for the deep, rich, chocolate brown soil that makes the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales such a lush blend of verdant farmland and bountiful seas. From this region comes premium products that are sent across Australia and exported around the world.

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