Inaugural Australia-France trade and investment Dialogue

Media release 8 November 2019 Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Simon Birmingham today welcomed France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian to Adelaide for the inaugural Australia-France Trade and Investment Dialogue. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said it was significant that the meeting took place in Adelaide and highlighted…

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Australia’s 21st consecutive monthly trade surplus

Media release 7 November 2019 Australia has recorded its 21st consecutive monthly trade surplus in September supported by record levels of goods and services exports. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed a monthly trade surplus of $7.2 billion in September. Goods exports posted a new monthly record high of $34.6 billion…

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Visit to China to back Australian exporters

Media release 5 November 2019 Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham will visit Shanghai to lead Australia’s delegation at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) as well as participate in ministerial-level discussions on World Trade Organization (WTO) related matters. CIIE is a key event for China to promote its trade and economic links…

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Australia welcomes agreement to finalise regional trade deal

Statement 4 November 2019 Australia has welcomed agreement to quickly finalise a landmark deal for trade in our region that will boost export opportunities for Australian businesses and create more local jobs. Minister for Trade Simon Birmingham said the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) would further integrate Australian businesses into the world’s fastest growing region.…

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Boosting regional trade and investment ties

Media release 1 November 2019 Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham will travel to Thailand to progress negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and attend the East Asia Summit with the Prime Minister. Minister Birmingham said the talks would focus on finalising discussions on a free trade agreement that would further…

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Australian exporters thriving from new market opportunities

Media release 29 October 2019 Australian exporters remain optimistic, expect to improve their financial position and are looking to expand into new markets, according to encouraging results in the latest Australian International Business Survey (AIBS). The AIBS provides a unique insight into the perceptions of internationally-engaged Australian businesses, with a particular focus on small and…

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Celebrating the shipping container in Australia’s trade success

Media release 22 October 2019 Fifty years ago, the first purpose-built container ship to visit Australia, the Encounter Bay, called into Fremantle and Melbourne. In the decades since, container shipping has revolutionised Australia’s trade with the world. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham today welcomed the launch of the short film ‘World in a Box’ commemorating…

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Continuing to turn regional Australia into tourism gold

Joint media release Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam, Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries 22 October 2019 Luring more tourists to regional Australia by showcasing its wonder, beauty and the unique experiences on offers needs to be a continued…

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