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Virtual event

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25 Nov 2021



12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Business Services
Food & Beverage
Information & Communications Technology
Oil & gas

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Brunei Market Insights Webinar

About event:

Brunei has emerging opportunities across several industries you should consider in your search for new international markets. Ideally located centrally in Southeast Asia, opportunities exist across Brunei for Australian businesses, including in the oil and gas, agribusiness sectors and renewable energy technologies.

Australian exports of high-quality food and beverages are particularly well regarded in Brunei, a country which imports most of its food. The continuation of direct flights between Melbourne and Brunei throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of Australia to Brunei as a source of food and agricultural products.  

There are opportunities for increasing Australia’s agricultural exports as Brunei builds its own food manufacturing capabilities with potential to utilise Australian agriculture inputs and ingredients for production. As Brunei plans to expand its manufacturing and export capabilities, market diversification opportunities exist for Australian food and agriculture exporters, as well as services (i.e., food standards, quality control).

Australia and Brunei share similar outlooks on the importance of open and free trade. We are both members of the ASEAN-Australia New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA), signatories to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and Brunei is a signatory to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). These FTAs provide enhanced access to the Brunei market, as well as opportunities into the region through Brunei. Outside these FTAs, there are almost no barriers to foreign investment. English is widely used as the business language in Brunei and is spoken by a majority of the population, making it a suitable base for regional exporters. 

Join Brunei’s Deputy Minister of Finance and the Economy (II), Australia’s High Commissioner to Brunei and representatives from Brunei’s business community and Austrade to hear their insights on doing business in Brunei.


YM Dato Seri Paduka Dr haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Economy), Ministry of Finance and Economy

Dr Nur Rahman, CEO, Brunei Halal Foods 

Tiffany McDonald, Australian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam

Paul Sanda, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner. Malaysia and Brunei, Austrade

Who should attend: Australian registered companies interested in expanding to Southeast Asia.       

For all exporters and service providers looking to expand in Southeast Asia, we encourage you to join us for the Brunei Market Insights webinar. 

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