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Trade Talk, 24 September 2015

Upcoming Trade Events

North Asia Free Trade Agreements Information Seminars: 07 October Elmore VIC

*SPECIAL EXPRESS SEMINARS AT ELMORE FIELD DAYS* Current or prospective exporters: don't miss these free, one hour interactive sessions explaining the practical benefits your business could realise from Australia's historic FTAs with China, Japan and Korea, our three largest export markets. Choose from three sessions – 0900; 1100 or 1300.

Register: North Asia FTA information seminars

Indonesia Now: Business Opportunities for Australia Seminars: 21-30 September

In the lead up to Indonesia Australia Business Week, gain insights on trade and business relations with Indonesia at a seminar presented by Austrade and the Australia-Indonesia Centre. Seminars will be held in most capital cities and feature Australian and Indonesian business leaders who are active in the market.

Register: Indonesia Now: Business Opportunities for Australia

Indonesia Australia Business Week 2015: 17-20 November Jakarta

Minister Robb will lead an Australian trade and investment mission to Indonesia from 17 to 20 November. The mission aims to enhance bilateral relationships through high-level political and commercial exchanges, and promote Australia and Australian capability. Register interest by 16 October.

Register: Indonesia Australia Business Week 2015

Women in Global Business (WIGB): 13 Oct Darwin | 14 Oct Alice Springs | 16 Oct Brisbane

Australian women interested in exploring business opportunities in China and India are invited to register for the 2015 WIGB speaker series. Hear from experienced speakers with specific market expertise on both the challenges and successes of their export journeys.

Register: Speaker Series: Women in Global Business – Unlocking India and China opportunities

Minister Robb in Indonesia to promote Business Week

Minister Robb was in Jakarta this week to further enhance Australia's trade and investment relationship with Indonesia and promote the upcoming Business Week in November. Indonesia is Australia's 12th largest trading partner, with two-way trade valued at $15.7b in 2014.

TIM Media Release: Robb to promote trade and investment in Indonesia

Australia's accession to WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

Australia presented its accession offer to the WTO Committee on Government Procurement on 16 September. We will now commence negotiations with GPA parties in a bid to secure legally-binding access for Australian exporters to government procurement markets estimated at USD1.7 trillion.

DFAT: WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA)

Encouraging young French travellers

Tourism Australia, STA Travel and Paulette, a French lifestyle magazine, have partnered to boost the number of young French travellers to Australia. Throughout September, Paulette will showcase some of Australia's most inspiring sights and offer one of its readers the chance to win a trip down under.

Tourism Australia: Tourism Australia: Australian lifestyle to inspire young French travellers

Trade Works: WTO Public Forum

Marking its 20th anniversary, this year's WTO forum will look at the contribution that 20 years of global cooperation in the WTO has made to the strength and stability of the world economy. Under the theme 'Trade Works!' it will explore what makes for a successful 'trade recipe'.

World Bank Group: Ending poverty and boosting prosperity

This new policy research report explores two goals adopted by the World Bank Group to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. To achieve action against these goals, the report highlights the need for credible and consistent measures and identifies areas of improvement to effectively measure progress.

The World Bank: A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity: Concepts, Data, and the Twin Goals

Financing development needs of small island developing states

The international community has recognised the challenges for small island developing states following the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda lays out a strong policy platform to source all types of finance to reduce poverty and enhance shared prosperity.

DevPolicyBlog: From Addis to the Pacific: financing for development in Small Island Developing States

Frosty Boy Australia enjoys a taste of China

Returning from a recent trade mission to China with Minister Robb, Frosty Boy Chief Executive Dirk Pretorius had a positive outlook. He said ChAFTA represented significant opportunities for Australian businesses and industries looking to expand into this massive market.

Manufacturer's Monthly: Frosty Boy Australia enjoys a taste of China during trade talks

Did you know?

In 2014 there were 13,000 Indonesian students studying at Australian educational institutions. This ranked Indonesia as our 8th largest source of overseas students.

Last Updated: 24 September 2015
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