GTPA Media Releases

New Year brings good news for Australian exporters

2019-01-03T00:00:00

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.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the latest round of tariff cuts on 1 January under our trade agreements with China and Korea would build on the substantial economic benefits these two major agreements had already delivered for Australian exporters.

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TPP-11 kicks-off, delivering benefits for Aussie farmers and businesses

2018-12-30T00:00:00

Australian farmers, businesses and investors will now benefit from new trade and investment opportunities with the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) Agreement starting today.

From today, Australian exporters will get immediate tariff reductions and better access in new markets across the Americas and Asia, with further tariff reductions also set to take place on 1 January 2019.

It is one of the most comprehensive and ambitious trade agreements ever concluded and will eliminate more than 98 per cent of tariffs in a trade zone worth $13.8 trillion in GDP and a market of around 500 million consumers.

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Taking action on trade barriers

2018-12-08T00:00:00

The Liberal-National Government has today launched a new Action Plan to help Australian farmers and businesses tackle trade barriers, helping them get their goods into overseas markets faster, with greater ease and at a lower cost.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said Australia’s free trade agreements had opened up new market access for Australian exporters, but they were still being hampered by non-tariff barriers such as excessive regulation and red tape.

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GTPA partners with the EIF Programme Programme as part of Africa eCommerce Week

2018-12-04T00:00:00

The GTPA is delighted to partner with the EIF Programme on a session focussed on building skills for the digital economy through education, interaction & advocacy as part of Africa eCommerce Week.

The Africa eCommerce Week will be jointly organized with the African Union and the European Union. The event is hosted by the Government of Kenya and implemented in collaboration with partners of the ‘eTrade for All’ initiative.

GTPA Director for Africa, Ms Collins Rex said “The rapid pace and scale of technological change and global flows of information, among other forces, are disrupting labour markets and fundamentally altering the future of work. While these shifts may create economic growth, new jobs and flexible work, they may also lead to the automation and consequent disappearance of routine, manual roles.”

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GTPA is pleased to announce our engagement in the Global Trade Dialogue and the UN/CEFACT

2018-12-03T00:00:00

Roberto Azevedo, Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce launched the Global Dialogue on Trade at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings in Bali, Indonesia on 10 October 2018.

Thoughtful, fact-based and informed dialogue on trade is fundamental to assuring a robust and more inclusive model for trade around the world, as well as to demonstrably contributing to peace and security through engagement and mutual prosperity. Leadership today requires vision and courage, and the integrity to do more than pander to narrow interests and narrow views of the world.

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WTO launches new iLibrary platform

2018-09-24T00:00:00

The WTO has launched today (12 September) the WTO iLibrary (www.wto-ilibrary.org), a new dynamic research tool that brings together, for the first time, into one self-contained area all the WTO's key research material on global trade. WTO iLibrary has been developed in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

WTO iLibrary contains over 400 titles published by the WTO or co-published with other international organizations, comprising almost 4,000 chapters. It also contains over 30 titles co-published with Cambridge University Press, comprising over 500 chapters, over 200 WTO working papers and comprehensive statistical data on world trade. In addition, it contains every dispute settlement report issued since the WTO was established.

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Landmark TPP-11 passes through House of Representatives

2018-09-20T00:00:00

Australia is another step closer to ratifying one of the most comprehensive trade deals ever struck after the final piece of implementing legislation passed the House of Representatives today.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) would open markets for Australian farmers, manufacturers and businesses across the Americas and Asia.

“Tariffs are set to tumble for Australian exporters,” Minister Birmingham said.

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GTPA welcomes Shell, Coface and Business Aggregate to the Network: Winners of our ISO Certification door prizes at Record-Setting GTR Asia Trade & Treasury Conference, Singapore

2018-09-12T00:00:00

GTPA was pleased to participate in the GTR Asia Trade & Treasury Conference in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands from the 4-7 September 2018. Over 1,000 delegates attended the conference, which is now firmly established as the largest international event in the trade, treasury and commodity finance market.

Joining the GTPA for the panel discussion to launch the upcoming new specialisation for Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance Professionals wereMr Alexander R, Malaket, Chair, International and Technical Advisory Committee, GTPA, Mr Tristram Travers, technical Director of the GTPA and Anushka Wijesinha, Advisor to the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade (MODSIT) in Sri Lanka.

GTPA is delighted to announce the following winners of the lucky door prize:

  • 1st Prize: Voucher for an organisation to offer to an export/ import client the ability to access free ISO 17065 certification as a Global Trading Business ISO 17065 approved: Jennifer Sequina from Shell in the Philippines
  • 2nd Prize: Global certification voucher for up to 5 employees within an organisation to access the ISO 17024 certification as a GTP: Ritu Taparia from Business Aggregate in India and the UAE
  • 3rd Prize: Global certification voucher for up to 3 employees within an organisation to access the ISO 17024 certification as a GTP: Aleksandra Kaczmarek from Coface in Singapore

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GTPA endorses bipartisan support to ratify the TPP-11

2018-09-11T00:00:00

CEO of the GTPA and former CEO of the Export Council of Australia, Lisa McAuley says, “Increasing trade and investment is absolutely crucial to unlocking the opportunities for the 11 countries involved in the agreement. The TPP-11 is an important step forward at a time when the benefits of international trade are currently the subject of debate in various contexts.”

New modelling undertaken by economists from Brandeis International Business School and Johns Hopkins University highlighted that Australia is forecast to see $15.6 billion in net annual benefits to national income by 2030 and increases in exports of $29.9 billion as a result of the TPP-11. Consequently, the GTPA supports the bipartisan support for the ratification of the agreement.

The recent analysis also forecasts significant boosts to investment by 2030, with investment into Australia projected to increase $7.8 billion and additional overseas investment by Australian businesses increasing by $26 billion.

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GTPA supports the International Chamber of Commerce comments on the need to be constructive on trade

2018-09-10T00:00:00

Thoughtful, fact-based and informed dialogue on trade is fundamental to assuring a robust and more inclusive model for trade around the world, as well as to demonstrably contributing to peace and security through engagement and mutual prosperity. Leadership today requires vision and courage, and the integrity to do more than pander to narrow interests and narrow views of the world.

The importance of such leadership at this moment in history cannot be overstated, nor can the importance of genuine dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders, including government, business, academia, civil society and the numerous international institutions tasked today with assuring the constructive evolution of the global economic system.

The GTPA supports the recent letter by John Denton, Secretary-general, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France in the Financial Times.

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Springboard your career today in Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance as GTPA launches brand new ISO certified programme in Singapore

2018-09-10T00:00:00

GTPA is a new global trade ecosystem to advance and support businesses, trade organisations and professionals engaged in global trade. GTPA is the only organisation globally to develop the international standard for certifying trade professionals. The Global Trade Professional (GTP) Programme, has been developed under ISO/IEC 17024, for the certification of professional competence in the field of global trade.

Our goal is to bring people together to build professional capabilities in trade, elevate the profile of trade, advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade, facilitate networking at a global level as well as to improve the performance and success of companies in global trade which will in turn boost the efficiency of trade processes.

Lisa McAuley, Executive Director of the GTPA said “In December 2017 we launched the first specialisation for Trade Management and today the GTPA is absolutely delighted to launch the very important specialisation of Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance with a pathway for trade finance experts from a Practitioner level all the way through to Executive level.”

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Recognising the benefits of the TPP-11

2018-09-05T00:00:00

The Morrison Government welcomes new analysis confirming the real benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) to Australian businesses and the overall economy.

New modelling undertaken by economists from Brandeis International Business School and Johns Hopkins University shows Australia is forecast to see $15.6 billion in net annual benefits to national income by 2030 and increases in exports of $29.9 billion.

The analysis also forecasts significant boosts to investment by 2030, with investment into Australia projected to increase $7.8 billion and additional overseas investment by Australian businesses increasing by $26 billion.

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The Hon Steven Ciobo MP Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment- Visit to the United Kingdom

2018-07-16T00:00:00

This week I will visit London to strengthen Australia’s trade, tourism and investment relationship with the United Kingdom.

While Brexit will change the framework for our engagement with the UK, it will not alter its foundations – which are underpinned by our shared heritage, common values, and closely- aligned strategic outlook.

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The Hon Steven Ciobo MP Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment- India Economic Strategy

2018-07-13T00:00:00

The Turnbull Government welcomes the release of An India Economic Strategy to 2035: Navigating from Potential to Delivery by Mr Peter Varghese AO, Chancellor of the University of Queensland and former Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The Government commissioned this report to look beyond the immediate horizon and provide a roadmap for unlocking the opportunities that will help India and Australia grow together. It is about cementing India as a priority economic partner.

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New Startups Take Their Products Global

2018-07-06T00:00:00

Seven NSW startups will learn from global innovation experts in Tel Aviv, as part of a joint program hosted in one of the world's most advanced innovation hubs.

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Investment Opportunities in China

2018-07-05T00:00:00

The Australian Government welcomes new Chinese Government reforms to remove barriers in investment in priority sectors, increasing opportunities for Australian investors in the world’s second largest economy.

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Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018 “Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development”

2018-06-19T00:00:00

Prominent African and international business executives and investors to explore business opportunities at the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS); a prestigious biennial conference and exhibition to be held on June 24-26, 2018 in Washington, DC, USA at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center.

Organized by GAA Exhibitions & Conferences, the 2018 ATIGS edition will gather key economic players from more than 70 countries including government delegations, high-profile African leaders, project developers and international investors on June 24, 25 and 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. Designed to promote and facilitate international trade between Americas, Asia, Europe, United Arab Emirates and Africa, the 3-days event will provide a unique platform to gain strategic knowledge about local investment opportunities and business networking.

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The Hon Steven Ciobo MP Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment- WOMEN IN EXPORT SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

2018-06-16T00:00:00

I am pleased to announce Dalene Wray as the winner of this year’s Chief Executive Women (CEW) Austrade Women in Export Scholarship.

Ms Wray is Managing Director of OBE Organic, an Australian company specialising in organic beef, and has pioneered sustainability and disease management programs, aimed at boosting farmer productivity, improving animal health and welfare and reducing supply chain waste.

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Amazon.com’s announcement today to cease shipping from the US website to Australia

2018-06-01T00:00:00

The news that Australians will be blocked from shopping on Amazon's international websites and restricted to using its smaller local platform, so the e-commerce giant complies with new GST rules on online purchases, although not welcome, has not come as a surprise.

The GTPA has previously expressed its concern over the impact of the GST Low Value Goods Bill and other attempts recently to impose additional costs on e-commerce imports.

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New Guide For Australian Fruit and Vegetable Exporters

2018-04-27T00:00:00

Australian fruit and vegetable exporters wanting to go global can now access advice on every step of the export journey in a single online guide.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, and the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud, today launched, ‘Fresh fruit and vegetable export requirements: A guide for Australian business’ a Turnbull Coalition Government initiative ensuring Australia’s horticulture producers have the necessary information to capitalise on the sizeable business opportunities on our doorstep.

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