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.
Note: The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.
Upcoming Melbourne workshop schedule
This lunch will also brief attendees on updates on the Asian Region Funds Passport and the Governments initiatives to support the FinTech industry through regulatory sandboxing.
Listen to the briefing podcast on SoundCloud.
|Date: Wednesday 19 April||Time: 12pm - 2pm|
|Venue: RMIT University, Building 11, The Old Chapel,
South Wing, 377 Russell St, Melbourne
(enter off Franklin St)
The Australian APEC Study Centre, RMIT University was delighted to host the Briefing Lunch on Trade Opportunities for the Australian Mining services sector.
If you are interested in listening to the full audio from the event, please click here.
The lunch covered the benefits of North East Asian Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and other upcoming agreements for companies and firms seeking to expand in these fast growing markets.
David Byers, Interim Chief Executive, Minerals Council of Australia
Kristen Bondietti, Principal Trade Consultant, ITS Global (Asia Pacific)
Dale Thomas, Business Adviser, Entrepreneurs' Programme, Austmine
|Date: Monday 19 February||Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm|
Venue: Green Brain Room, Building 16, 336-348 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000
(Enter via Swanston St entrance)
Limited places are available, please RSVP by 30 August 2017 with any dietary requirements.
|Date: Wednesday 6 September||Time: 12pm - 2pm|
|Venue: RMIT University, Storey Hall, Building 16, 124 La Trobe St, Melbourne