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Australasia Business Week promotes regional strengths to B20 16 Jul 2014
Australia and New Zealand will use this week’s B20 and G20 events in Sydney to jointly profile their economic strengths to an international business audience.
Historic trade deal with Japan to drive growth (Ministerial) 8 Jul 2014
Today Australia signed a historic Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) with Japan, our second-biggest trading partner with two-way trade worth over $70 billion.
EMDG Scheme continues to assist Australian exporters (Ministerial) 18 Jun 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, confirmed today that the initial payment ceiling for the grant year 2013–14 for the Export Market Development Grants scheme would be $60,000.
Tabling of WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (Ministerial) 18 Jun 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb today formally tabled the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation in Parliament.

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Speeches

Northern Development Summit, ADC Forum (Ministerial) 27 Jun 2014
Address to ‘Northern Development Summit, ADC Forum', 27 June 2014, Townsville, The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Australian Minister for Trade and Investment.
A case for freer trade (Ministerial) 21 May 2014
Address to ‘Big Ideas Under the Dome’ lecture series, State Library of Victoria, 21 May 2014, The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Australian Minister for Trade and Investment.
Bricks in the Wall: Building Trust, Building Trade (Ministerial) 30 Apr 2014
Address to APEC Study Centre, Melbourne, 30 April 2014, The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Australian Minister for Trade and Investment.
The Devil's in the Detail: Australian business in Asia 3 Mar 2014
Essay by Bruce Gosper, Austrade CEO for Asialink 2014 Essay Series

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Latest from Austrade

Australia’s Monash University students win global Microsoft competition 28 Aug 2014
Two students of Australia’s Monash University have won Microsoft’s Imagine Cup competition by developing a smartphone app that detects anaemia without a doctor. Jarrel Seah and Jennifer Tang, both of Monash University in Melbourne, developed the Eyenaemia app, which could greatly improve diagnosis of the condition, especially in remote areas.
Trade ministers receive insights from Australian and Malaysian businesses on strengthening bilateral ties 21 Aug 2014
Australian and Malaysian businesspeople had the opportunity to share their views on strengthening trade links with Malaysian Minister of International Trade Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed and Australia’s Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, at a recent business forum in Melbourne.
Lima prepares to host 2019 Pan Am Games 18 Aug 2014
Peru’s capital city, Lima, will host the 2019 Pan American Games and is seeking architects, designers, construction companies, event planners and producers and others to help prepare for the major sporting event. The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) is assisting Australian companies by providing guidance on the planning process and requirements, which will largely be managed by the Peruvian Olympic Committee.
Boosting Australian services and know-how to Asia 5 Aug 2014
The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), the Australian Services Roundtable (ASR) and Asialink Business have launched the Services Framework Project, a series of research-based activities aimed at better understanding market barriers and forming strategies for increasing professional services exports to key markets in Asia.

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Success Stories

Tata and BlueScope: a union of equals 18 Jun 2014
With uncertainty over the long-term future of manufacturing, the joint venture between India’s Tata Steel and Australia’s BlueScope Steel is an example of how Australian manufacturers can find new markets and new revenues overseas.
How Australia is helping to build a dairy industry in Sri Lanka one farm at a time 16 Jun 2014
Australia’s expertise in agriculture is helping Sri Lanka increase its fresh milk supply, reduce its reliance on powdered milk imports and, ultimately, become a self-sufficient dairy producer.
Australian health care provider makes inroads into Malaysia 3 Jun 2014
Perth-based company, Flex Health Group has found significant success in Malaysia’s healthcare sector after participating in an Austrade-organised trade promotion initiative. With more than 20 years of experience, first as an agency providing nursing staff, then adding nursing training and home care to their suite of services, Flex Health Group has a strong reputation for provision of health care in Australia.

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Stories of Australian achievement

  1. The sweet smell of success
    Australian brand Aromababy pioneered therapeutic-grade, organic skin care products for babies 20 years ago and has won fans across the world. As company prepares to launch into new markets, Aromababy founder Catherine Cervasio reflects on her significant success.
  2. Designing Culture
    Hassell’s ability to embody the freshness and energy of Australian design, combined with its understanding of the diverse physical and cultural context in which it works, has seen the leading practice grow into a global concern employing staff in 13 cities across the planet.
  3. 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.
  4. Helping the world to manage natural disasters
    Every year since 1990 an average of more than 210 million people around the world are hit by natural disasters. These events are an unfortunate but inevitable feature of life on earth, making disaster management a vital area of expertise for Governments and humanitarian groups worldwide. Several Australian collaborations are contributing significant insight to this knowledge area.

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