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30 January 2014
Australia joins push for free trade in environmental goods
Australia is among a number of WTO members preparing for negotiations on the elimination of tariffs on environmental goods. The members account for 86% of the global trade in environmental goods and include China, the EU, Japan and the US.
TM Media Release: Australia joins push for free trade in environmental goods
Australia rated highly as tourist destination by Chinese tourists
Chinese tourists to Australia rate Australia highly as a tourism destination according to a survey of 3,600 Chinese visitors. In particular they praised Australia’s natural environment and liveability. In 2012-13 there were over 685,000 Chinese visitors to Australia, a 17% increase on the previous year.
TM Media Release: Chinese visitors rate Australia's natural landscape and experience tourism as drawcard
India to put Australian meat back on the menu
Australian meat is back on the menu in Indian hotels, restaurants and retail chains after more than a decade, thanks to changes in India’s import certification requirements. Exports of pork, sheep and goat meat from Australia have resumed after a 2012 agreement negotiated by the Australian Department of Agriculture.
Austrade News: India ready to put Australian meat on the menu
PIIE Blog: China maintains its allure for foreign firms
China remains one of the most attractive destinations for FDI in the world according to the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Although growth is slowing, the proportion of global FDI invested in China has doubled in the past five years. In 2012, the stock of FDI in China was the world’s 3rd largest.
PIIE Blog: China Maintains its Allure for Foreign Firms
Did you know?
Quintessentially Australian… In 2012-13 Australia exported 27,307 Australian-made lawn mowers with a value of $6,461,000.