Trade Talk 7 June 2019

Latest edition of business envoy

The latest edition of the Department’s business envoy magazine focuses on the Australian Government’s Economic and Commercial Diplomacy Agenda and how we are seeking to align our efforts with those of the business community to help promote Australia’s enduring prosperity. We also mark the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the first shipment of containerised goods in Australia.

Business Envoy

Latest edition of Trade and Investment at a Glance

Trade and Investment at a Glance 2019 highlights Australia’s strong trade and investment performance. In 2018, exports grew to $438.1 billion and foreign investment was at record levels.

Trade at a Glance

DFAT’s iSAY essay competition on trade

DFAT’s new essay competition seeks to highlight the benefits of international trade, in an essay topic for senior high school students, and emphasise the importance of Australia’s trade with ASEAN during the Australia now ASEAN year, in an essay topic for university undergraduates at Australian and ASEAN universities. Competition entries close Friday 28 June.

iSAY Competition

SMEs are driving job growth

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been a significant driver of employment growth in recent years, mainly through the creation of new firms, according to an OECD report.

OECD Report

Did you know?

In 2017-18, China was Australia’s largest services export market (valued at $16.9 billion) and the United States was Australia’s largest services import source (valued at $17.0 billion).

Upcoming events

Australian Export Awards

Closing July/August 2019

Nominations are open for the 57th Australian Export Awards, one of the most prestigious and longest-running business awards program in the country.

Apply now

Mining equipment, technologies and services opportunities in India

Webinar, 13 June 2019

Austrade is hosting a webinar on Mining Equipment, Technologies & Services opportunities in India. The webinar will provide an overview on the mining landscape in India, current developments and trends in the Indian mining sector and opportunities for Australian METS companies.

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Australian fresh produce exports to South Asia

Webinar, 18 June 2019

Austrade is hosting a webinar on ‘Australian Fresh Produce Exports to South Asia’. The webinar will offer market insights and opportunities for exports of Australian fresh produce to South Asia.

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Last Updated: 6 June 2019