TRADE MATTERS 2012 Tasmania – state trade with the world

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Shipping cranesTasmania is among the world's best suppliers of premium food, agricultural and seafood products. The state also has diverse and rich renewable energy assets (hydro, wind, solar, geothermal and marine energy) and is striving to become an exporter with a focus on innovation. As Australia's Antarctic Gateway, Tasmania is internationally renowned for research in marine, atmospheric and Antarctic science.

About Tasmania

Tasmania's goods and services exports were valued at $3.5 billion in 2011. Key exports for Tasmania in 2011 were zinc, aluminium, iron ores and copper ores. Tasmania accounted for 1 per cent of Australia's total exports in 2011.

2010-11 economic indicators

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Why Tasmania trades

How the Australian Government encourages Tasmania's trade

The Australian Government is helping Tasmanian exporters to become even more competitive by further reforming the domestic economy. The Government is investing in skills, education, the National Broadband Network and other infrastructure, as well as engaging in tax reform and cutting regulatory red tape.

The Government is also working to increase market access and improve conditions for exporters overseas by advancing multilateral trade liberalisation through the World Trade Organization, facilitating greater regional trade, and removing bilateral trade barriers.

Tasmania and Australia's FTAs

Information and contacts

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Advancing Australia's interests overseas

DFAT state office contact details
03 6238 4099

State government contact

Information for new and existing exporters
13 28 78

Australia's Free Trade Agreements

Australia Unlimited
Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade