Monday, Jun. 17, 2019

Government Updates

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THE HON. STEVEN CIOBO MP

Today I announce the launch of the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (A-HKFTA) negotiations with my counterpart, Mr Gregory So Kam-leung, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development.

An FTA with Hong Kong...

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THE HON. STEVEN CIOBO MP

Today I will attend China’s Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing.

The BRF is a key event for China, showcasing its signature economic and strategic policy, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) which aims to...

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THE HON. STEVEN CIOBO MP

The Turnbull Government has chosen to grow the economy to secure more and better paying jobs in trade and tourism through free trade agreements and business tax cuts.

The 2017-18 Budget lays the foundations for the Government’s commitment to...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) praises the trade-facilitating measures announced in the 2017-18 Budget, such as a long-term commitment to improve domestic infrastructure in Australia, and “business as usual” funding for the...

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The Hon. Steven Ciobo MP

Australians are taking on the United States - exporting their expertise to establish and grow businesses.

There are more than 1500 Australian businesses in the United States, including more than 400 parent companies.

Today I release a landmark...

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Today the Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Craig Laundy celebrated World Intellectual Property Day by launching our very own flagship publication, the 2017 edition of the Australian Intellectual Property Report.

We used the...

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I am pleased to announce the expansion of the Government’s FTA Portal, further delivering on our election commitment to assist Australian businesses take advantage of the opportunities provided by our free trade agreements.
Practical and...

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The Minerals Council of Australia has released a fact sheet on the benefits of trade for the Australian community, which include higher growth, more jobs, better wages, lower prices and more competitive industries. The ECA is pleased to support...

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The First 100 Days of a President's Term Sets the Tone for their Presidency. What will President Trump's First 100 Days Reveal?

In years to come, history will remember President Donald J. Trump as much for the accomplishments in his first 100 days...

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Australia’s International Business Survey (AIBS) is the largest study of its kind into Australia’s international business behaviour. These are dangerous times for international trade, making the insights AIBS provides more important...

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The Export Council of Australia (ECA) applauds the successful conclusion of a joint scoping exercise between Australia and the European Union (EU) on a future free trade agreement (FTA). ECA CEO Lisa McAuley says “Australia’s trade and...

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Have you ever wished for a streamlined process around Certificates of Origin? We want to know from you about key “pain points” and suggestions to make it easier for you.  There could be a solution around the corner, but we need to...

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Change is scary.

And the pace of change is only getting quicker.

That scares a lot of people.

It certainly scared a lot of people at the last Federal Election.

Malcolm Turnbull talked a lot last year about innovation and what an exciting time it...

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The Hon. Steven Ciobo MP

Australia and the European Union (EU) have successfully concluded a joint scoping exercise on a future free trade agreement (FTA) between the two economies.

This is a key step toward the launch of negotiations. Both sides will now work through...

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Twenty of Japan’s up-and-coming chefs are in Australia from 29 March to 4 April 2017 to sample the best of the country’s premium food and beverages.

Organised by Austrade and the Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian state...

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Australian agribusiness startup and innovation hub, SproutX has joined forces with Latin American-based early stage venture fund, NXTP Labs to launch AgtechPassport, an exchange program for agtech startups.

Launched in Sydney by visiting Argentine...

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The Hon. Steven Ciobo MP

Australian exports are booming under the under the trade agreements the Coalition concluded with Japan, China and Korea.

The agreements have opened up export opportunities across the Australian economy including in agriculture, in minerals and...

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When the British Government invoked article 50 overnight, it started the two-year count-down to the UK leaving the EU. It also started the two-year count-down to Australia and the UK formally starting negotiations on a free trade agreement.

So, in...

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Spending by international and domestic visitors grew by $5.6 billion last year, with spending by Australian and international tourists exceeding $100 billion for the first time.

Today I release the National Visitor Survey for the year ending...

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