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Australia joins major trade agreement on government procurement (Ministerial)

18 Oct 2018 Media releases

Australia has been accepted to join the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) overnight, ensuring Australian businesses can compete for government contracts in more market ...

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Trade Winds

21 Jul 2017 Economic analysisTrade Winds

This week’s readings begin with the concept of soft power, its measurement and its impact on international business and foreign policy.

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Pacific Trade and Development Agreement (Ministerial)

14 Jun 2017 Media releases

The Turnbull Government has delivered another trade agreement that will help drive economic growth and raise living standards in our region.

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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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Growth strategies on the agenda as Tourism Ministers meet in Perth (Ministerial)

19 Feb 2016 Media releases

Today in Perth I will be chairing the 68th Tourism Ministers’ Meeting, bringing together Tourism Ministers from state and territory governments, and representatives from New Zealand, to discuss ways i ...

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TPP talks make significant progress (Ministerial)

1 Aug 2015 Media releases

Significant gains have been made this week in negotiations for the world’s biggest regional trade deal, and a conclusion definitely remains within reach, the Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew R ...

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) - a platform for growth (Ministerial)

26 Jul 2015 Media releases

Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will participate in ministerial talks in Hawaii from 28-31 July with the aim of concluding negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).

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2015 CER Ministerial meeting: Communique (Ministerial)

27 Feb 2015 Media releases

New Zealand and Australian Ministers met in Auckland on 27 February 2015 for the annual Closer Economic Relations (CER) Ministerial Meeting.

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Infrastructure key focus of Robb business mission to New Zealand (Ministerial)

25 Feb 2015 Building and Construction Media releases

Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb is this week leading a major business delegation to New Zealand to explore new economic opportunities in areas such as infrastructure.

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Australia supports APEC scholarships portal (Ministerial)

24 Feb 2015 Education and Training Media releases

Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb and Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne have welcomed the launch of a new APEC scholarships and internships online portal.

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