Trade Talk 6 November 2014

Trade and Investment Minister departs for China FTA and APEC talks

Minister Robb will join regional counterparts in Beijing this week for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings. While in Beijing he will also hold high-level talks regarding a Free Trade Agreement with China. APEC accounts for 58% of world GDP and over two-thirds of Australia’s trade.

TIM Media Release: Robb departs for China FTA and APEC talks

DFAT Publication: The APEC Region, Trade and Investment 2014

Message from the Prime Minister – Brisbane G20 Summit

In just under two weeks, the leaders of the G20 will assemble in Brisbane. The Brisbane G20 Summit will be the largest ever gathering of world leaders in Australia’s history and is the culmination of Australia’s G20 presidency.

YouTube: A Message from the PM - The G20

DFAT Publication: Australia's trade and investment with the G20

China's taste buds tempted at 'Restaurant Australia' launch

‘Restaurant Australia’ whets China’s growing appetite for travel Down Under at a launch event for 400 influencers in Shanghai showcasing the best of Australia’s food and wine. The event was attended by over 130 Chinese media, trade and industry representatives.

Tourism Australia: China’s taste buds tempted at ‘Restaurant Australia’ launch

Celebrating Australia's $300 billion a year export industry

Minister Robb this week announced the 74 finalists for the 52nd Australian Export Awards. The awards recognise those who make significant contributions to the Australian economy, to employment and to the communities in which they operate. This year a new category of online commerce has been introduced.

TIM Media Release: Australian Export Awards: finalists announced

Investing in better development outcomes

Minister Bishop announced an additional $8.8 million over four years for the Market Development Facility (MDF) in Fiji. The MDF is the government’s flagship program for private sector development in Fiji. It seeks better development outcomes in partnership with the private sector to boost growth and create jobs.

FM Media Release: Australia invests $8.8 million for job creation and livelihoods in Fiji

Australian investors eye Fiji after Foreign Minister's visit

There are signs of renewed Australian investment interest in Fiji in the wake of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's visit late last week. Ms Bishop's trip to Suva was her first since post-coup elections restored parliamentary government in the country.

ABC News: Renewed interest in Fiji from Australian investors following Julie Bishop's visit

Get the latest trade developments with new editions of WTO publications

The WTO has released new editions of its key statistical publications: International Trade Statistics, Trade Profiles, World Tariff Profiles and Services Profiles. The four publications provide a detailed breakdown of the latest international trade developments.

WTO: WTO publishes annual package of trade and tariff data

Last Updated: 6 November 2014