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
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