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Historic China-Australia FTA enters into force (Ministerial)

20 Dec 2015 China

The competitive position of Australian exporters will be greatly enhanced from today with the official entry into force of the landmark China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).

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Robb hails historic WTO agreement to abolish agricultural export subsidies (Ministerial)

20 Dec 2015

Today, the 163 Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to abolish all agriculture export subsidies.

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Austrade partners with Japanese regenerative medicine industry

18 Dec 2015 Japan

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) today announced a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s peak regenerative medicine industry body, Forum for Innovative Regenerative Medicin ...

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Australia to benefit from tariff cuts on popular high-tech goods (Ministerial)

17 Dec 2015

Tariffs on around $19 billion dollars’ worth of popular high-tech goods imported into Australia will be eliminated under an agreement reached by the World Trade Organization (WTO) overnight in Nairobi ...

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China-Australia FTA Benefits Set to Flow From 20 December (Ministerial)

9 Dec 2015 China

The substantial benefits secured through the historic China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) are set to start flowing from 20 December, the Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb has tod ...

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Innovation Hubs to Foster Australian Enterprise (Ministerial)

7 Dec 2015

Australian start-ups will soon have access to innovation hubs in key international markets as part of the Global Innovation Strategy announced by the Prime Minister today.

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All hands on deck for Tourism Australia's new marine marketing campaign (Ministerial)

3 Dec 2015

The Government is calling for industry to participate in Tourism Australia’s new $40 million global campaign promoting Australia’s extensive coastal and aquatic environments.

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Tourism booming as records tumble (Ministerial)

2 Dec 2015

Results from Tourism Research Australia’s International Visitor Survey, released today, show continuing growth with further record international arrivals, visitor nights and spending figures.

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Australian Export Award winners announced (Ministerial)

27 Nov 2015

Advanced manufacturer ANCA has been named Exporter of the Year at the 53rd annual Australian Export Awards in Melbourne tonight.

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Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships fund researchers’ efforts overseas (Ministerial)

25 Nov 2015 Education and Training

Thirty two elite Australian scholars from among the 2016 Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship and Research Fellowship recipients are being honoured at a gala dinner at the National Museum of Australia i ...

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Increased accommodation supply supports record tourist numbers (Ministerial)

25 Nov 2015 Tourism

Figures showing Australia’s hotels continued to grow in 2014-2015 were welcomed today by the Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator Richard Colbeck.

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DFAT Secretary Peter Varghese (Ministerial)

24 Nov 2015

Outgoing Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Varghese has every reason to be proud of what has been a distinguished career in the public service of Australia, Minister for T ...

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Awards showcase export success stories (Ministerial)

24 Nov 2015

The achievements of Australian exporters will be showcased at a major event in Melbourne on Friday when Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb announces the winners of this year’s Australian Export ...

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Aviation agreement with UAE welcome news for tourism and trade (Ministerial)

23 Nov 2015 United Arab Emirates Tourism

The Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, and the Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia Josh Frydenberg, have welcomed new arrangements around official export credit support f ...

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Austrade Indonesia-Australia Business Week

18 Nov 2015 Indonesia

Building partnerships in trade, investment, education and tourism between Australia and Indonesia is the focus of the largest ever Australian Government business mission to Indonesia for the inaugural ...

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Deal reached on OECD export finance (Ministerial)

18 Nov 2015 Energy

The Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, and the Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia Josh Frydenberg, have welcomed new arrangements around official export credit support f ...

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International tourism at record high (Ministerial)

18 Nov 2015

Australia’s world-class tourism industry has experienced a record-breaking year with significant increases in international visitor arrivals and tourism expenditure.

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Robb to lead Australia's biggest business mission to Indonesia (Ministerial)

16 Nov 2015 Indonesia

Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb will lead Australia’s largest ever trade and investment business mission to Indonesia this week, aimed at highlighting Australian capability in major indu ...

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European Union FTA talks progress (Ministerial)

16 Nov 2015

Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb says the commitment between Australia and the European Union (EU) to work towards the negotiation of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is a major step forward in u ...

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Robb departs for APEC and Indonesia (Ministerial)

15 Nov 2015 IndonesiaPhilippines

Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will join regional ministerial counterparts in Manila this week for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting, before leading the large ...

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