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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.