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…

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.…