More tariff cuts under Australia’s free trade deals

Australian farmers and businesses will continue to reap the benefits of our free trade agreements with new tariff cuts kicking-off today in our major export markets. Federal Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said the latest round of tariff cuts under our trade agreements with China and South Korea as well as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) would…

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Tourism continues to boost regional economies

Joint media release Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam, Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism 09 December 2019   Australia’s Tourism sector continues to provide a major boost to regional Australia, according to the new data released today by the Morrison Government. Commissioned by Tourism Research…

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Record quarterly trade surplus

Media release 03 December 2019   Australia’s export sector continues to go from strength-to-strength with new data out today showing Australia registered a record quarterly trade surplus in the September quarter. New data released today from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that Australia posted a record $21.1 billion trade surplus in the September 2019…

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Showcasing Australia’s credentials as a leading business events destination

Media release 03 December 2019 Over 100 business event decision-makers and planners from across the globe will descend upon Perth this week to take part in Tourism Australia’s signature incentive event, Dreamtime. Held every two years, this event highlights the unique attractions and premium experiences Australia has to offer as a leading business events destination. Federal…

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Recognising Australia’s exceptional exporters

Joint media release Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment The Hon Mark Coulton, Assistant Trade and Investment Minister 03 December 2019 Australia’s top exporters have tonight been honoured for the significant contribution they make to our economy at the 57th Australian Export Awards in Canberra. Minister for Trade, Tourism and…

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Boosting exports for Australia’s services sector

Media release 27 November 2019 The Morrison Government will continue to focus on boosting Australia’s services exports, releasing its initial response to the first industry-led Services Exports Action Plan. Developed in close partnership with industry, the Action Plan recommends key measures designed to strengthen the competitiveness of Australian services exporters. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment…

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Capitalising on the booming Indian tourism market

Media release 26 November 2019 A new program launched today by the Morrison Government will assist Australian tourism operators across the country to provide tailored premium experiences for the Indian traveller. Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham said the India Host Program, developed in partnership with the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC), would help to drive…

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Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru trade deals to open new doors for Australian exporters

Joint media release Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment The Hon Mark Coulton MP, Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government Assistant Trade and Investment Minister The Hon Jason Wood MP, Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs 26 November 2019 Widespread benefits for Australian farmers, businesses…

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