Assistance to exporters
- Briefings and seminars on trade related issues and policy, such as free trade agreements (FTAs)
- Advice on access to overseas markets and international business networks
- Access and advice on DFAT research and publications
- Opportunities to meet and discuss trade and foreign policy issues with visiting heads of Australian diplomatic missions.
Among the most important responsibilities of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is to negotiate away market access barriers which hinder Australian exporters in their efforts to develop export markets.
These can include such things as tariffs, quotas, or unreasonable technical regulations or standards. The department is able to address these problems in bilateral government to government negotiations with the country concerned, in regional forums such as APEC, or in the World Trade Organisation.
The department can target those market access barriers which matter to Australian business only if Australian business tells the department what they are. We therefore encourage Northern Territory businesses which find themselves up against market access barriers in potential export markets to contact the Northern Territory Office and make us aware of the problem so that we can help fix it.
If you are a Northern Territory business affected by market access barriers, our Director will always be keen to hear from you. There is no charge for consulting us on such matters - it is part of our core business as a policy arm of government, aimed at creating the best possible conditions for a more prosperous Australia.
To discuss market access issues, please contact:
Northern Territory Office
Phone: (08) 8982 4199
If you would like to be included on our mailing list to receive invitations to our business briefings and other DFAT-related events, or if you would like to update your details, please complete this form:
and return it to:
Fax: (08) 8982 4155
Mail: Database Officer
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
GPO Box 1910, Darwin NT 0801