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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New partnership takes Australian education to Malaysia

Joint media release The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate 18 November 2019 Minister for Education Dan Tehan said Australian universities were continuing to grow the international student market by diversifying their offering. Mr Tehan…

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New financing measures to help build critical minerals sector

Joint media release Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, Minister for Defence 14 November 2019 Australia has world-leading deposits of rare earth and critical minerals representing a substantial commercial opportunity. The Australian Government…

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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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