3 September 2015
Upcoming trade events
China e-Commerce Seminar Series: 4 Sept Perth ǀ 7 Sept Brisbane ǀ 9 Sept Adelaide
Register to learn from Australian and Chinese experts, online traders and buyer representatives from leading e-commerce marketplaces. This interactive seminar will help you learn how to develop an effective strategy to sell online in China.
Business and government solving our region’s challenges together
Minister Bishop launched the “Engaging the Private Sector: Creating Shared value Through Partnership” strategy this week. The strategy, which recognises the private sector as a driver of growth, includes three new initiatives to support business’ work with government to achieve development goals.
Australian fashion powering ahead
Australia’s fashion industry employs 220,000 creative people and contributes $12b annually to Australia’s economy. A new partnership between the government and the Australian Fashion Chamber will facilitate global recognition of this industry and leverage development, trade and investment opportunities.
June quarter national accounts
The National Accounts released this week show that the Australian economy grew by 0.2% in the June quarter despite a fall in terms of trade. The largest contributors to growth in the quarter were new public final demand and household consumption at 0.6 and 0.3 percentage points respectively.
Tourism tops Sydney Olympics
The recently released International Visitor Survey showed that international visitor spend grew 10% to a record $33.4b, the strongest yearly growth since the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. China remained the largest source of growth with a 22% increase in visitor numbers and 32% increase in expenditure.
Australian beef ready for sale online in China
A groundbreaking new agreement will see Australian chilled beef sold online in China for the first time later this month. Australian beef is expected to sell well because of its safe, traceable and high quality reputation. Australia was the number one supplier of imported beef directly into China in 2014.
Australian expertise called on as Brazil experiences severe drought
An Australian trade delegation visited Brazil recently to share knowledge and identify collaboration opportunities on drought and water management. Brazil has been suffering drought since 2013. Australian businesses are well placed to provide water-efficient equipment and water management solutions.
Your ideal world
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Spring into international business today
The Export Council of Australia has launched the Spring edition of its magazine, International Business Today. Read about business opportunities in Taiwan, India, Africa and the Philippines as well upcoming export events and business profiles.
Did you know?
Australia’s exports of agricultural, forestry and fisheries products to Brazil increased 52% to $42b in 2014. The increase was driven largely by beef, up 67% to $36b.