Working with China

Information for Business

Resources to assist your business to be China ready:

China- Australia Free trade Agreement (ChAFTA)

Information on the China Australia Free Trade Agreement and opportunities for tourism businesses is available here.

Doing business with China

Before entering the China business market, there are a number of factors to take into account including culture, politics and business etiquette. Austrade can help Australian companies familiarise themselves with local market conditions, as well as assist in developing export opportunities through a range of in-market and Australian-based services.

Please start by reviewing the extensive information about doing business in China.

China's online payment platforms

China's e-commerce payment platforms, led by the Alibaba Group’s Alipay and WeChat, are fast replacing cash and promise new opportunities to facilitate spending in tourism, education and online sales.

Tourism Research Australia forecasts Chinese tourism to be worth A$27.5 billion to the Australian economy by 2024–25. Alongside this, we can expect continued rapid development in electronic tools used by Chinese visitors to research, book, pay for and manage travel to Australia – and the social media tools they use to share their experiences back home.

The Australian tourism sector is likely to benefit significantly from greater acceptance of these platforms. To assist tourism businesses understand them, Austrade has developed a Snapshot Guide to Online Payment Platforms for Chinese Visitors (PDF). 

Further information is also available at austrade.gov.au/e-commerce