Market & Industry Information

I want to export medicines, blood, human tissue or related materials - do I need an export permit?

Generally speaking, any medicine which is being exported for commercial purposes must be either - listed in the ARTG (Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods) for export only; registered in the ARTG for supply in Australia; or have been granted an exemption by the TGA from the need to be in the ART ...

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I want to export my product to the EU (including UK)

For Australian companies selling products online to European markets, Austrade recommend exporters to research and understand the European VAT (value added tax) system.

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I would like to export wine to China. Where can I find market information?

Wine Australia produces extensive reports on export markets and they have a very good report for China which provides a good market overview, customer preferences and advice for Australian exporters. As wine grape levy payer, all wineries in Australia can access these reports..

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I would like to set up a company in Australia. What should I do?

You may visit Austrade website or Australian Securities & Investment Commission website to how to set up a business in Australia.

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I would like to start a venture capital fund to attract investment from overseas

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) is the responsible regulatory agency. Please see the following documentation for both structure and authorised activities that can be undertaken.

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My Australian company is seeking investment from overseas

Austrade's investment priorities are determined in consultation with state and territory governments and focused on productive foreign direct investment (FDI) outcomes of strategic importance to the Australian economy, build capability and enhance productivity.

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My export business is going really well and I am thinking of offshore investment. What help and assistance can I get?

Whether your plans are to open a marketing office, establish a joint venture, set up a manufacturing plant, or grow your business from an established offshore investment, Austrade’s knowledge of commercial practices and in-market contacts in business and government can assist you in achieving your b ...

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What are Australia’s current trade agreements?

Australia currently has 11 Free Trade agreements in place with 11 countries or groups of countries.

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What are defence export controls and do I need to get an export permit?

Certain types of goods, technology and intellectual property cannot be exported from Australia without prior approval - this is to prevent their unauthorised use in military conflicts or by terrorist groups.

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What do I do if I fall into a commercial dispute with my buyer/distributor in an overseas market?

The Australian Government is often called upon to provide assistance to Australian companies involved in commercial disputes. Very often there is little that it can do to assist.

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