Interview on ABC Insiders with Barrie Cassidy

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Insiders with Barrie Cassidy Topics: Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement; US-China trade tensions; Brexit 18/11/2018 9:10AM   Barrie Cassidy: Simon Birmingham, good morning, welcome.   Simon Birmingham:     Morning, Barrie, great to be with you.   Barrie Cassidy: When do you expect the free trade agreement with Indonesia to be signed?…

Indian sugar subsidies

The Liberal-National Government is standing up for the right of Australia’s sugar industry to a competitive environment by taking action in the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding India’s use of sugar subsidies. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the use of domestic subsidies by India had contributed to a significant downturn in…

Doorstop interview, Singapore

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Singapore Topics: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP); Indonesia trade deal 13/11/2018 2:00pm   Simon Birmingham: Thanks guys, for being here in Singapore, it’s great to welcome you here, to be here for the ASEAN Summit, for related summits and particularly for the RCEP Dialogue the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership which I’ve…

Visit to Singapore and Papua New Guinea

I will visit Singapore from 12-14 November to attend the Second Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit with the Prime Minister. RCEP provides an opportunity to further strengthen the regional trade and investment environment and further integrate Australia within the region. RCEP countries account for ten of Australia’s top 15 trading partners and more than 30…

New deal set to bring more Chinese tourists to Australia

The Liberal-National Government through Tourism Australia and one of world’s largest international airline carriers, China Eastern Airlines, have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding aimed at further growing travel between Australia and China. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said aviation partnerships like this one were critical to bringing more travellers to Australia.…

Interview on ABC 891, Breakfast with Ali Clarke and David Bevan

 E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC 891, Breakfast with Ali Clarke and David Bevan Topics: Melbourne Cup; China International Import Expo, Mark Latham joining One Nation, Schools Funding 07/11/2018 8:37AM   David Bevan: Let’s welcome Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade Tourism and Investment, speaking to us from China today. Good morning, Simon Birmingham. Simon Birmingham: Good…