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Record two-way trade in 2016-17 (Ministerial)
29 Jan 2018
Strong growth in the services sector has bolstered and diversified Australia’s total trade in goods and services, which reached a new record high in 2016-17 of $735.5 billion.
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Latest from Austrade
Austrade e-commerce guide paves the way to Korea
25 Jan 2018
An e-commerce guide has been developed by Austrade to help Australian businesses gain access to Korea’s burgeoning e-commerce marketplace and increase pathways to market for Australian exporters.
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Success stories
Fletcher International Exports Looks to North Asia for Growth
25 Jan 2018
One of Australia’s largest exporters of lamb and sheep meat products continues its expansion into Asia, thanks to Australia’s free trade agreements with China, Japan and Korea.
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Education news
Singapore — Cybersecurity: Talent development
24 Jan 2018
Singapore’s higher education sector has been swift in identifying talent gaps in cybersecurity and developing new courses in partnership with industry, both locally and globally. However, the existing ...
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Australia Unlimited feature
High-flying edutech platform
24 Jan 2018
Smart Sparrow began as a research group at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and is now a global leader in online education. More than 500 institutions worldwide currently use the platform.
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Media releases
2018 Women in Export Scholarship – call for applications
22 Jan 2018
Calling all women who export! Austrade and Chief Executive Women (CEW) are looking for an outstanding female executive to send to Harvard Business School to study disruptive innovation this July.
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Investor Update
Spanish solar company establishes new HQ in Australia
22 Jan 2018
Spanish solar photovoltaic (PV) company Soltec EnergĂ­as Renovables has opened a new office in Australia as part of its Asia-Pacific regional expansion strategy.
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Success stories
Aussie Biotechnology Firm Services Asia's Cattle Demand
19 Jan 2018
Australian Reproductive Technologies (ART) is a world leader in cattle IVF and reproductive technologies. With high demand in Asia for its services, ART is expanding its business through exports.
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Success stories
Aussie oranges squeeze into China's citrus market
19 Jan 2018
Producing some of Australia’s juiciest oranges, Gunnible Pastoral Company has expanded its business into Asia with the help of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).
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Latest from Austrade
New report spotlights Australia’s capability in clinical trials
18 Jan 2018
Austrade’s new Clinical Trials industry capability report highlights why Australia is a leading destination for clinical research of new therapeutic products and medical devices.
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Investor Update
Australia ranks third in 2018 International Innovation Scorecard
18 Jan 2018
A global ranking by the US-based Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has placed Australia third out of 38 countries in its inaugural 2018 International Innovation Scorecard.
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Success stories
Hard work pays off for Acendre with successful US expansion
18 Jan 2018
Eighteen months after setting up in the US, Acendre secured its first enterprise-level customer, the US Department of Agriculture.
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Australia Unlimited feature
Sparks in the desert
11 Jan 2018
Nestled deep in Australia’s red centre, the Desert Knowledge Precinct is home to innovative organisations and initiatives that create opportunities for desert communities. These include the Intyalheme ...
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Insights
Insight - Australian investment in Brazil is bigger than you think
11 Jan 2018
A comprehensive stocktake of Australia’s business presence and investment position in Brazil recently completed by Austrade Sao Paulo provides compelling reading.
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Economic analysis
Australia’s export performance in FY2017
22 Dec 2017
As is (almost?) traditional now, I thought I’d close the year off with a look at how Australia’s exports performed over the past financial year.
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Economic analysis
Contacts are most valued by firms seeking to become internationally active
22 Dec 2017
When we reached out to internationally-active firms to ask them to complete the AIBS 2017 survey, we also interacted with 127 firms that were not internationally-active.
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Economic analysis
Internationally-active businesses are Asia-capable
21 Dec 2017
The debate on Australia’s Asia capability doesn't seem to have moved very far, even when other areas of Australia's engagement with Asia have transformed significantly.
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Economic analysis
Exploring firm responses to the question of FTA benefits
21 Dec 2017
Generally, broad industry surveys asking about the benefit of FTAs target a wider range of firms than those that actually use FTAs - so findings often do not accurately measure FTA utilisation.
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Media releases
New Australian Accommodation Monitor for the tourism industry (Ministerial)
21 Dec 2017
The Turnbull Coalition Government will continue providing a national accommodation survey through the Australian Accommodation Monitor (AAM), a new arrangement with global data analytics provider STR.
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Economic analysis
A closer look at services exports to FTA markets
21 Dec 2017
One of the features of this year's AIBS survey is the information we've collected on services exports to FTA markets.
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