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23 October 2014

Business opportunities and the Korea FTA seminar series, 11 – 21 November

Find out how the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) will open up new opportunities for your business by attending the 'Korea: Business Opportunities and the FTA' seminar series. Sessions will be held from 11–21 November in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin and Adelaide. 

Austrade: Korea: Business Opportunities and the FTA

New investor visa changes to encourage foreign investment in Australia

The Government is reforming the existing Significant Investor Visa programme and proposing a new Premium Investor Visa to attract additional foreign investment to Australia. Among the changes, the visas will offer an expedited pathway for international investors to permanent residency.

TIM Media Release: Premium Investor Visa to promote innovation

TIM Media Release: Enhancing Significant Investor Visa programme

Norwegian officials in Australia for trade talks

DFAT is hosting talks with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week. Officials will discuss areas of mutual interest such as trade and climate change.  Trade in services experts will also hold a day of market access discussions, as part of the Trade in Services Agreement negotiations.

DFAT: Trade in Services Agreement

50th Australia in Brief publication released, showcasing Australia

DFAT has published its 50th edition of Australia in Brief. The publication provides an overview of Australia including its economic achievements and trade policy. 

DFAT Media Release: 50th Australia in Brief publication showcases our country

DFAT Publication: Australia in Brief

Linking up to trade and investment networks to fast-track growth in developing countries

Over two months have passed since the deadline on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. “This could be the most serious situation that this organisation has ever faced” said WTO Director General Azevêdo. Mr Azevêdo said WTO members should think about their next steps. 

WTO News: Azevêdo says Bali impasse paralysing WTO work, chairs report no progress in consultations

WTO DG says Bali impasse is paralysing WTO, chairs report no progress in consultations

Over two months have passed since the deadline on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. “This could be the most serious situation that this organisation has ever faced” said WTO Director General Azevêdo. Mr Azevêdo said WTO members should think about their next steps. 

WTO News: Azevêdo says Bali impasse paralysing WTO work, chairs report no progress in consultations

Tasmania a global top 10 region to visit in 2015

Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2015’ publication has named Tasmania one of the world’s top 10 regions to visit in 2015.  ‘Best in Travel’ is an annual collection of what’s hot in travel for the coming year. Tasmania was the only Australian or New Zealand destination to feature in the list. 

Tourism Australia: Tasmania named in Lonely Planet’s top ten

Nestlé unveils world-class facility in regional Australia

Nestlé has invested $64 million to upgrade its pet food factory in the central west of New South Wales, making the factory one of the company's most technologically advanced in the world. The investment includes a new warehouse and improvements to research and development at the factory.

Austrade: Nestlé unveils world-class facility in regional Australia

AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 in an infographic

Australia will host the AFC Asian Cup for the first time in 2015. Over 500,000 people are expected to attend matches, including up to 45,000 international visitors. It is estimated that the event will boost Australia's GDP by $23 million.

Tourism Australia Infographic: AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015

Did you know?

Australia exported 78 million kilograms of dog and cat food in 2013-14, valued at approximately $163 million.


Trade articles sourced from non-Australian Government sources do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government.

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