Backing Australian exporters to go global

  10 September 2020 The Morrison Government is backing Australian businesses to grow their exports and create jobs through reforms to the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme, after an independent review of financial assistance for small and medium enterprise exporters. The EMDG scheme is a key Government financial assistance program to help aspiring and…

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Second round of public consultations launched on Geographical Indications

Joint media release Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology 04 September 2020     The Morrison Government is seeking the views of Australian producers, businesses and consumers on a possible future Geographical Indications framework, as negotiations progress with the European…

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New Taskforce to Create Jobs by Attracting Business and Talent to Australia

Joint media release Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment The Hon Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs 04 September 2020     International businesses will be lured to Australia and exceptional talent will be encouraged to call…

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Export boost for South Australian farmers and fishers

Joint media release Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment The Hon Stephen Patterson MP, South Australian Minister for Trade and Investment 16 August 2020 Tonnes of South Australian produce will be on its way to export markets across the Middle-East and Europe with Qatar Airways today commencing flights out of…

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Australia and Singapore sign digital trade agreement

Media release 06 August 2020   Australia and Singapore have today signed a landmark Digital Economy Agreement (DEA) to further enhance digital trade opportunities for businesses and consumers in both our nations. Federal Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, who signed the Agreement with Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing in a virtual signing…

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COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea

Statement Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham, Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health The Hon Alex Hawke MP, Minister for International Development and the Pacific 28 July 2020   Australia is sending an AUSMAT medical team to Papua New Guinea to support our friend and neighbour as it manages a concerning rise in COVID-19…

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More Australian wine set for Canadian shelves

27 July 2020 In a win for our wine exporters, Australia has today reached an agreement with Canada to remove unfair restrictions on Australian wine sales imposed by the Canadian federal government and in the provinces of Ontario and Nova Scotia. Federal Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said the removal of these discriminatory measures would increase…

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