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Aussie expertise exported to the United States (Ministerial)

7 May 2017 United States of America

Today I release a landmark report, which sheds light on the significant impact Australian investors are making in the United States. The report, by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Aust ...

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Australian training operators ready to help meet China’s growing aged-care needs

21 Apr 2017

A ground-breaking delegation of Australian aged-care training providers to China will visit Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai from 24–28 April to gain a deeper understanding of the needs of China’s 222 mi ...

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Marking 60 years of Australia's trade and investment partnership with Japan (Ministerial)

17 Apr 2017 Japan

I am leading a business delegation to Japan to support the creation of new export opportunities for Australian businesses, which will help generate more Australian jobs.

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Second round of FTA training provider grants awarded (Ministerial)

12 Apr 2017

The Coalition continues supporting small businesses around Australia to tap into surging export markets, with another round of Free Trade Agreement Training Provider Grants announced today.

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New direct flights between Australia and Vietnam a boost for tourism and business (Ministerial)

5 Apr 2017 Vietnam

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Keith Pitt MP, says new direct flights between Australia and Vietnam will boost tourism and business opportunities in both countries.

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Korea’s top asset managers look to emulate Australia’s world-class superannuation system

4 Apr 2017 Korea, Rep (South Korea)

Twenty of Korea’s top asset management CEOs will visit Sydney this week to explore opportunities in the Australian asset management industry.

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Visit to build closer links with Vietnam (Ministerial)

3 Apr 2017 Vietnam

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Keith Pitt will visit Vietnam this week to promote commercial ties with one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia.

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Helping Aussie businesses be part of the export boom (Ministerial)

3 Apr 2017 ChinaJapanKorea, Rep (South Korea)

Australian exports are booming under the trade agreements the Coalition concluded with Japan, China and Korea.

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Business booms for Aussie exporters as Japan FTA cuts tariffs again (Ministerial)

3 Apr 2017 Japan

Tariffs under the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) have been cut for the fourth time. JAEPA has eliminated tariffs on more than 3,400 Australian product lines since it entered in ...

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$5.6 billion growth drives tourism spending above $100 billion (Ministerial)

29 Mar 2017

Spending by international and domestic visitors grew by $5.6 billion last year, with spending by Australian and international tourists exceeding $100 billion for the first time.

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New agreement with China to drive economic co-operation (Ministerial)

24 Mar 2017 China

Today, I signed an important agreement with China’s Commerce Minister Zhong Shan that will underpin greater trade and investment between our two countries.

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Joint Statement to grow agricultural trade with China (Ministerial)

24 Mar 2017 China

The Coalition Government today signed a Joint Statement with China to deliver important market access for Australia's red meat and live animal export industries. The deal which also promotes food safe ...

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Tourism drives Australia’s trade in services (Ministerial)

21 Mar 2017

Australia’s trade in services recorded strong growth in 2015-16, increasing 7.7 per cent to $146 billion.

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Australian innovators eye China’s vibrant fintech hubs

20 Mar 2017 China

Australian financial technology companies will have their sights set firmly on China during an Austrade delegation to Shenzhen and Shanghai on 21–23 March, 2017.

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International Visitor Survey – December 2016 (Ministerial)

15 Mar 2017

Today I release the International Visitor Survey for the 2016 calendar year which shows spending by international visitors reached an unprecedented $39.1 billion last year.

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Government getting down to business on corporate travel (Ministerial)

14 Mar 2017

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Keith Pitt will address the Canberra Aviation and Corporate Travel Summit on Wednesday (March 15), outlining Government policies designed to suppor ...

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Landing Pad launched in Singapore (Ministerial)

13 Mar 2017 Singapore ICT

Today we launch Australia’s Landing Pad in Singapore with Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran. Australia and Singapore recognise the importance of innovation to modern and dynamic e ...

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Indonesia Australia Business Week (Ministerial)

6 Mar 2017 Indonesia

This week I will lead a major trade mission to Indonesia for Indonesia-Australia Business Week (IABW).

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FTAs bed down benefits for Australian manufacturers (Ministerial)

28 Feb 2017 ChinaJapanKorea, Rep (South Korea)

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Keith Pitt will host a seminar in Sydney on Friday 3 March to help local businesses make the most of Australia's free trade agreements (FTAs) with ...

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