• World trade faces biggest challenges since 1930’s

    First 5000     |      June 17, 2019

    The world trading system is under greater strain than at any time since the 1930s and can no longer be taken for granted, the Productivity Commission finds in its latest Trade and Assistance Review.

  • Australia’s quarterly trade surplus reaches record high

    First 5000     |      June 13, 2019

    Australia’s trade surplus reached a record high last quarter, highlighting the important contribution of the nation’s export sector to the Australian economy and to creating more jobs.

  • Australia and Hong Kong pen historic trade deal

    Simon Birmingham     |      April 4, 2019

    Australia and Hong Kong have signed the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (A‑HKFTA) and associated Investment Agreement, securing more certainty and opportunities for Australian farmers, businesses and investors.

  • Report on Austrade and foreign direct investment

    First 5000     |      February 18, 2019

    The Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth today released its report on Austrade’s role in attracting investment into Australia.

  • Australia leads the move to negotiations on digital trade rules

    First 5000     |      January 26, 2019

    Australian efforts have ignited negotiations with 75 other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), representing over 90 per cent of global trade, on the development of new international rules in digital trade.

  • New Year brings good news for Australian exporters

    First 5000     |      January 8, 2019

    Australian farmers and businesses will continue to reap the benefits of Australia’s free trade agreements with further tariff cuts set to boost Australia’s competitive advantage in two of our major export markets.

  • Thai-Australian bilateral trade and cultural connections discussed

    First 5000     |      December 15, 2018

    Members of the Thai Australia Network (TAN) Board together with Philip Dalidakis MP met with Allan McKinnon PSM, Australian Ambassador-Designate to Thailand during his visit to Melbourne last week.

  • Negotiations conclude on Australia-Hong Kong FTA

    First 5000     |      November 18, 2018

    Australia and Hong Kong have concluded negotiations on the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (FTA), marking a significant milestone in our already substantial trade and investment relationship.