Increased trade creates more Australian jobs and delivers more opportunities for Australian businesses.
Three newly ratified free trade agreements with Japan, South Korea and China will increase Australia’s access and exporting prospects in these key markets.
Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have been negotiated on behalf of Australian businesses by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). They have been negotiated to provide:
- better Australian access to important markets
- an improved competitive position for Australian exports
- more prospects for increased two-way investment, and
- reduced import costs for Australian businesses and consumers alike
With funding from Austrade, the Australian APEC Study Centre has developed and will deliver tailored technical training workshops, aimed at helping small and medium-sized enterprises and stakeholders in targeted professional services sectors understand the benefits available and how to utilise the FTAs with Korea, Japan and China.
A series of five workshops, held in Melbourne will focus on the following sectors:
- Financial Services
- Food/Agriculture Services
- Mining Services
- ICT/Design/Creative industries Services
- Legal Services
This Activity received funding from Austrade as part of the Free Trade Agreement Training Provider Grant Program.
Upcoming Melbourne workshop schedule
|Financial Services Sector Workshop||18 November 2016
|Food/Agriculture Services Sector Workshop||29 November 2016
|Mining Services Sector Workshop||March 2017|
|ICT/Design/Creative industries Services Sector Workshop||April 2017|
|Legal Services Sector Workshop||May 2017|