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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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Economic analysis
Export activity in FTA markets
20 Dec 2017
This year the AIBS survey asked respondents about their export activities across the 16 markets with which Australia had a free trade agreement (FTA) in operation.
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Latest from Austrade
New Chinese tour guide course aids Australian tourism industry
20 Dec 2017
A new training course for tour guides servicing the valuable in-bound Chinese tourist market has delivered its first wave of graduates.
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Economic analysis
Born Global firms - a growing feature of Australia’s internationally active business community
19 Dec 2017
This year we investigated the profile of AIBS respondents with regards to when they were established, and when they started earning international revenue. Combining these two pieces of information al ...
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Success stories | FTA Case studies
North Asia goes Bananas for Australian Health Products
18 Dec 2017
Natural Evolution is the first Australian business to produce and export banana flour overseas. The company’s success has been a journey of innovation, hard work and perserverance.
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Latest from Austrade
2017 ASEAN Now report launched
18 Dec 2017
The ASEAN region is one of the most dynamic, fastest-growing and diverse markets in the world, and is ripe with opportunities for Australian companies, according to the 2017 ASEAN Now: Insights for Au ...
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Success stories
Ferndale Confectionery finds a sweet spot in North Asia
18 Dec 2017
What started off as a dream in 1995 is now a reality, with Ferndale Confectionery supplying some of Australia’s most well-known sweets internationally, thanks to Australia’s North Asia free trade agre ...
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Success stories
Riordan Grains finds growth in North Asia
15 Dec 2017
Like a seed in a field of crops, Riordan Grains Services has grown to become a competitive player in the global market thanks to Australia’s free trade agreements with North Asia.
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Media releases
Anniversary of Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (Ministerial)
15 Dec 2017
Today marks the third anniversary of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA), which entered into force on 12 December 2014.
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Media releases
Digital trade breakthrough at MC11 (Ministerial)
15 Dec 2017
Australia has led an initiative at the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC11) on e-commerce.
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Latest from Austrade
Australia’s manufacturing industries evolve to access global opportunities
15 Dec 2017
To embrace the impact of global manufacturing led by digitally driven products and services, Australian businesses are adopting new strategies and evolving their operations to access new opportunities ...
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Economic analysis
Australia’s economic outlook remains strong relative to OECD peers
14 Dec 2017
The Australian economy continues to grow at a solid pace, according to the latest OECD Economic forecast summary (November 2017).
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Australia Unlimited feature
Cutting-edge design with a conscience
14 Dec 2017
Designer Brodie Neill has taken his childhood passion for furniture-making and turned it into an international career, creating innovative pieces that could help to save the oceans.
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Investor Update
UK ICT investment into Australia: 2017 highlights
13 Dec 2017
British-Australian collaboration in the ICT sector remains strong, with many UK companies choosing Australia to establish Asia-Pacific regional headquarters due to the availability of highly skilled w ...
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Investor Update
Sumitomo Chemical to buy Botanical Resources Australia
13 Dec 2017
Japanese chemical giant Sumitomo Chemical group has spent approximately ¥15 billion (A$177 million) on Botanical Resources Australia, a Tasmanian pyrethrum business.
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Economic analysis
The diverse international activities of Australian businesses
12 Dec 2017
One of the features of Australia's International Business Survey (AIBS) - now in its fourth year - is that the survey provides an overview of a wide range of international activities of Australian fir ...
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Economic analysis
A close look at AIBS respondents
12 Dec 2017
The AIBS series of surveys seeks to understand more about our internationally-active firms and this blog on the 2017 survey introduces the majority of our respondents – 941 internationally active comp ...
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Economic analysis
AIBS 2017: A new survey of Australia’s internationally-active businesses
12 Dec 2017
A new report produced by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and based on data drawn from Australia’s International Business Survey (AIBS) series was released today.
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