DFAT is committed to delivering strong support for Australian business, working closely with Austrade, Tourism Australia, EFIC and other agencies. This page provides business with useful information, resources and updates.
- For information on trade and investment, visit the Trade and Investment page.
- For information on existing free trade agreements and current FTA negotiations, visit the Free Trade Agreements page
- For information on general economic and political conditions in overseas markets, visit our Countries and Regions page.
- For consular information to assist in planning business travel overseas, visit our Smartraveller page .
- For information on aid for trade, visit our Aid for Trade page.
- For information on the private sector development agenda of the Australian aid program, visit the Private Sector Development page.
What do DFAT and Austrade do to assist business
Assist Australian business to identify and access new markets.
Promote Australia's image as a reliable supplier of high value and sophisticated products and services.
Advance the interests of business in trade negotiations and international economic forums.
Inform business of international and domestic legal obligations, including on sanctions and bribery.
Provide coordinated government assistance to attract and facilitate foreign direct investment into Australia.
The benefits of economic partnership agreement/free trade agreement for Australian business
Australia enters into economic partnership agreements/free trade agreements to:
Secure Australia's competitive position in overseas markets.
Enhance commercial opportunities for Australia's goods and services exporters through eliminating or reducing barriers to trade and investment.
Access the benefits that investment – both inwards and outwards – offers.
Help Australian business compete in global markets through access to lower priced inputs.
For information on existing economic partnership agreements/free trade agreements and current negotiations, visit the Free Trade Agreements page
Why work with DFAT on Australia's aid program
Improve the business environment in developing countries.
Strengthen markets and build partnerships with business in developing countries.
Contribute to economic and human development outcomes.
The contact point for business in DFAT is firstname.lastname@example.org
Contacts for Austrade can be found at www.austrade.gov.au
For information about opportunities, tenders and grants, visit the Tenders and Grants page.