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Insight – Finding Australia’s niche in Japan’s wine market

17 Oct 2018 Wine Insights

The Japanese market is currently experiencing its ‘seventh wine boom’ as a surge in affordable ‘new world wines’ fuels record levels of imports. In 2017, Japan was the sixth-largest wine importing c ...

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Visit to Japan (Ministerial)

2 Jul 2018 Media releases

I will visit Japan this week to hold talks with senior Japanese counterparts on bilateral regional and global trade developments.

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Workshops on Japan’s latest satellite technology to highlight opportunities for Australian businesses

1 Feb 2018 Latest from Austrade

Australian companies are being offered a unique opportunity to discuss cross-border collaboration in GPS technologies at free workshops on industrial applications of Japan’s Quasi Zenith Satellite Sys ...

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Celebrating trade and investment ties with Japan

21 Sep 2017 Media releases

Austrade and the Australia-Japan Business Co-operation Committee will launch a Japanese-language version of Japanese Investment in Australia – A trusted partnership at a special lunch in Sydney tomorr ...

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Japanese Investment in Australia (Ministerial)

28 Jul 2017 Media releases

Today I launch Japanese Investment in Australia: A Trusted Partnership, which shows how one of Australia's oldest economic partners is building on established ties to support the next wave of innovati ...

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Volumes drive 2016 export growth (Ministerial)

30 Jun 2017 Media releases

Trade continues to underpin our nation’s prosperity as Australia’s total trade in goods and services reached a record $673 billion last year.

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FTA Portal extended to cover additional markets (Ministerial)

2 May 2017 Media releases

I am pleased to announce the expansion of the Government’s FTA Portal, further delivering on our election commitment to assist Australian businesses take advantage of the opportunities provided by our ...

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Marking 60 years of Australia's trade and investment partnership with Japan (Ministerial)

17 Apr 2017 Media releases

I am leading a business delegation to Japan to support the creation of new export opportunities for Australian businesses, which will help generate more Australian jobs.

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Helping Aussie businesses be part of the export boom (Ministerial)

3 Apr 2017 Media releases

Australian exports are booming under the trade agreements the Coalition concluded with Japan, China and Korea.

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Business booms for Aussie exporters as Japan FTA cuts tariffs again (Ministerial)

3 Apr 2017 Media releases

Tariffs under the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) have been cut for the fourth time. JAEPA has eliminated tariffs on more than 3,400 Australian product lines since it entered in ...

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Top Japanese chefs get a taste of Australia

29 Mar 2017 Latest from Austrade

Twenty of Japan’s up-and-coming chefs are in Australia from 29 March to 4 April 2017 to sample the best of the country’s premium food and beverages.

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Insight - Japan: Overview of Japanese pension fund market

17 Mar 2017 Insights

Japanese funds and companies have started to turn more attention offshore, to markets such as Australia, to diversify and bolster returns.

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FTAs bed down benefits for Australian manufacturers (Ministerial)

28 Feb 2017 Media releases

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Keith Pitt will host a seminar in Sydney on Friday 3 March to help local businesses make the most of Australia's free trade agreements (FTAs) with ...

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Seminar to help NT businesses maximise FTA benefits (Ministerial)

20 Feb 2017 Media releases

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Keith Pitt will host a seminar in Darwin on Tuesday February 21 to help local businesses make the most of Australia’s free trade agreements (FTAs) ...

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Seminar to assist Kimberley businesses to benefit from North Asia FTAs (Ministerial)

16 Feb 2017 Media releases

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Keith Pitt will host a seminar in Kununurra on Monday 20 February to help local businesses make the most of Australia’s free trade agreements (FTAs ...

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Aussies take a bite of the Japanese market

6 Jan 2017 Success stories

Businesses are often founded on the simplest of ideas. This is true for entrepreneur James Scott who, within seven years, has turned his snack habits – and the germ of an idea – into a multimillion-do ...

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Australia welcomes top Asian travel agents (Ministerial)

6 Sep 2016 Tourism Media releases

Over 300 qualified travel agents from across Asia are in Perth this week for Tourism Australia's training, education and familiarisation event - Corroboree Asia.

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Fruit export opportunities in Asia (Ministerial)

23 Aug 2016 Media releases

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Keith Pitt MP, and Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry MP, today met tropical fruit farmers in Central Queensland interested ...

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Trade Winds

19 Aug 2016 Economic analysisTrade Winds

This week’s readings have a strong focus on Australia’s International Business Survey (AIBS) given its release this week, and also cover important themes for Australia in Asia – the Australia-China bi ...

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Australia benefiting from free trade agreements (Ministerial)

18 Aug 2016 Media releases

Australian exporters are benefiting from free trade agreements with key trading partners and most intend to expand into new markets, according to a report released today.

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