Launch of G’Day USA 2019

Joint release with Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne  Today we launch the G’Day USA program of events for 2019. Now entering its 16th year, G’Day USA, is Australia’s annual public and economic diplomacy program promoting the best of Australian ideas, invention and talent to audiences across the United States. Commencing in January 2019 in…

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Taking action on trade barriers

Joint release with Minister Littleproud, Minister Andrews and Assistant Minister Coulton  The Liberal-National Government has today launched a new Action Plan to help Australian farmers and businesses tackle trade barriers, helping them get their goods into overseas markets faster, with greater ease and at a lower cost.   Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon…

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Helping Australian businesses engage with the world

The Liberal-National Government has ramped-up its support to Australian companies doing business overseas, launching its new Economic and Commercial Diplomacy Agenda.   Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne said feedback from industry during the development of the Foreign Policy White Paper suggested areas where the government could enhance the way it engages with business seeking…

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Australia’s top exporters recognised

The Liberal-National Government would like to congratulate Aspen Medical and SEAPA who have been awarded the prestigious Australian Exporter of the Year award.   Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham announced the 2018 Australian Export Award winners at a ceremony in Canberra last night.   “Aspen Medical and SEAPA are two great Australian…

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Australian services exports continue to surge

The Liberal-National Government has today welcomed new data showing Australia’s services exports reached a record $88.0 billion in 2017-18.   Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham welcomed the new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics that showed services exports rose 7 per cent in 2017-18 up from $82.3 billion in the previous…

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Boosting our economic ties with India

Joint media release with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne  Today the Liberal National Government is pleased to release Australia’s response to the India Economic Strategy; a blueprint to transform our economic engagement.    The Government commissioned Mr Peter Varghese AO to write the report which was released in July…

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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…

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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…

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