Assistant Minister for Agriculture Anne Ruston says Australia’s illegal logging laws are being improved to reduce compliance costs for timber importers and processors.
Trade and Investment Minister Steve Ciobo has released a new research report on Japanese investment in Australia, which, he says shows how one of Australia’s oldest economic partners is building on established ties to support the next wave of innovation and growth.
The Australian Government has signed-off on a trade agreement that it says will help drive economic growth and raise living standards in our region.
Industry Minister Arthur Sinodinos has visited shoppers to see first-hand the roll-out of new country of origin labels, designed to give consumers clearer and more meaningful origin information about the products they buy.
Trade Minister Steven Ciobo and China’s Commerce Minister Zhong Shan have signed an agreement that will underpin greater trade and investment between the two countries.
The Australian Government has signed a joint statement with China to deliver greater market access for Australia’s red meat and live animal export industries.
The Exporter Sentiment Index, produced by export credit agency Efic, indicates that small and medium exporters are confident about future trade growth and expect their exports to increase.
Former trade minister Andrew Robb has become a “high-level economic consultant” with the Chinese company Landbridge Group that now operates Darwin Port.
The Australian and New Zealand governments have launched the Australia & New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline (ANZIP), “reinforcing a shared commitment to Trans-Tasman collaboration, open markets, innovation and investment”.
Agreements signed this month during an official visit to Australia by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong represent the most substantial upgrade in the Australia-Singapore relationship in a generation.
West Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam joined protesters outside State Parliament House in Perth where a Senate committee was conducting hearings on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
Australia’s trade office in Iran has reopened after the easing of sanctions that had isolated it from trade and investment with many countries like Australia.
The Government is helping Australian businesses become exporters through a new app called Export Essentials – the first of its kind specifically targeting the export community.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has urged world leaders to resist rising calls for protectionism, mostly stemming from slow economic growth.
Nick Xenophon, now heading a three-member Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) Senate bloc – says the Turnbull Government is fundamentally misguided if it believes a concerted public advocacy effort can turn around a broad-based electoral backlash against globalisation and free trade.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the Coalition has committed to invest $58 million over four years to expand Australia’s diplomatic network.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the Coalition’s ambitious trade agenda is critical for job creation and growth.
Australia has hosted the twelfth round of negotiations towards a major new free trade agreement – the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
The Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, has announced that all livestock exporters can now apply for an approved arrangement to reduce red tape and streamline paperwork.
Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne has announced the Government has moved to the second stage of its anti-dumping reforms, commissioning a report on the impact of Asian steel makers in the Australian market.
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb has formally signed the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – which will see the elimination of 98 per cent of tariffs among 12 countries.
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb has announced that the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will come into force from 20 December.
The federal Government and Opposition have struck an agreement to ensure the passage through the Parliament of legislation to implement the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).
The European Commission has released a new trade and investment strategy, confirming it will seek authorisation from the EU’s member countries, to negotiate a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Australia.
An end appears to be in sight to the deadlock over ratification of China-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
Latest opinion polling is seen as a ringing endorsement of the Liberal Party’s switch to Malcolm Turnbull as leader. At the same time, though, it produced a negative approval rating of minus 21 per cent for Labor leader Bill Shorten.
Allowances need to be made – always – for embellishment and licence in farewell addresses, but by any standards Joe Hockey’s effort this week was truly delusional.
The contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has finally been signed-off by negotiators after a marathon session in the American city of Atlanta.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his ministers are treading carefully as they adjust to the change of leadership from Tony Abbott.
The Greens have expressed scepticism about the alleged benefits to flow from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and called for an urgent disclosure of the full text of the agreement.