New Guide For Australian Fruit and Vegetable Exporters
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.
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment - Speech - 100th FTA Seminar
Today marks a milestone, it’s the 100th Free Trade Agreement information seminar.
Like the other FTA seminars held over the last three years, this event is a great opportunity for you to learn more about Australia’s trade agreements and how to use them to grow your business.
During today’s seminar, you will find out about new, substantial business
opportunities associated with Australia’s Free Trade Agreements; get advice about the government services and programs available to help you on your export journey, including from Austrade and the Export Finance Insurance Corporation; have an opportunity to learn more about the award-winning FTA Portal, which provides easy access to crucial information for those of you wanting to export goods and services; and hear from a local business representative, Tom Quinn from OzKleen.
The Commonwealth can take a leadership role in shifting the nature and tone of the Aid for Trade and Trading out of Poverty discourse
“Trade has been a major contributor to economic growth and poverty reduction, but more can be done to make it even more inclusive.” Ms Lisa McAuley CEO of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (“GTPA”).
“I was delighted to participate on the recent All Party Parliamentary Group for Trade Out of Poverty with ODI (APPG-TOP with ODI), led by Lord Purvis of
the UK and Minister Enelamah of Nigeria and supported by the APPG-TOP Secretariat as well as the group of experts representing various Commonwealth
Parliamentary group calls on Commonwealth leaders to put trade for development at the heart of CHOGM 2018 summit
An Inquiry Committee of distinguished experts has today published its Final Report examining the potential of the Commonwealth family of 53 nations to help its poorest countries and citizens to trade out of poverty, in line with the values of the Commonwealth Charter and the Sustainable Development Goals.
New Jobs and More Trade as Confidence Rises for Aussie Exporters
Rising confidence among Australia’s exporters is expected to grow trade and create new jobs this year.
A survey of Australia’s small to medium exporters reveals confidence is 10 percentage points higher compared to this time last year.
The Exporter Sentiment Index, released today, shows strong confidence among Australian SME exporters with five of the six measures higher than the last survey in 2017.
Statement by President Donald Tusk on the draft guidelines on the framework for the future relationship with the UK
Good afternoon. I am very happy to be back in Luxembourg. And very happy to be here with my colleague and good friend, Prime Minister Bettel, to discuss the agenda of the March European Council.
Two hours ago, I sent the EU27 Member States my draft guidelines for our relations with the UK after Brexit. I'm here in Luxembourg to consult the Prime Minister on these guidelines that I hope will be adopted at our European Council in March. It is not a coincidence that once again I start my consultations ahead of a European Council meeting here in Luxembourg with Prime Minister Bettel. I really value your advice - always very constructive and responsible.
Building an MSME Ecosystem
A recurring challenge in deliberations related to MSME engagement in international markets, including in the context of global supply chain ecosystems and in deliberations related to policy solutions aimed at enabling such engagement is, in the first instance, to understand what qualifies as an MSME. The definition of an MSME varies significantly across jurisdictions, to the extent that a mediumsized enterprise in one market could include companies generating multiple hundreds of millions in annual turnover, whilst in another market, is likely to be a fraction of that in size and economic value.
The GTPA calls for informed dialogue and statesmanship on trade: Myopic self-interest and cavalier attitudes on trade wars put global recovery and growth at risk
Developments in international trade over the last year and beyond, including those related to NAFTA and the TPP, implications of Brexit on trade, and more recently, the risk of triggering trade wars through unjustified tariffs, combine to drive a call for informed, fact-based and thoughtful dialogue. Trumped-up justifications based on alleged national security concerns set a dangerous precedent, putting at risk the progress achieved over decades in advancing rules-based trade to which most of the globe adheres today.
GTPA forms new alliance with the newly relaunched Professionals in International Trade (PIT)
The Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) is pleased to announce a new alliance with the Professionals in International Trade (PIT), which was relaunched under a new name and branding at a special networking event hosted by KPMG in Sydney, Australia this morning. PIT is a professional networking group based in Sydney, Australia with a mission to connect and support like-minded individuals who work and share a common interest in international trade & investment, business and foreign affairs.
Exporters Embrace Australia's Trade Agreements
Australia’s job-creating trade agreements are being widely used by Australian businesses, according to a research report released today.
The Free Trade Agreement Utilisation Study is the most robust and comprehensive evaluation of trade agreement utilisation in Australia to date.
Australia and Peru Sign Free Trade Agreement
Australia and Peru signed the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) today, opening the door for Australian exports to one of the fastest growing economies and regions in the world.
PAFTA will help create new Australian jobs and drive economic growth as it delivers huge wins for our exporters, with historic market access that goes
beyond the TPP-11 Agreement.
Historic moment as Ministers across the Asia Pacific region seal the deal
The “TPP-11” has finally moved forward under a new agreement to be known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, with talks finalised in Japan overnight. Canada is back on board and the agreement is on track to be signed in March this year.
Se lanza oficialmente en Buenos Aires la red Global Trade Professional Alliance, una iniciativa innovadora para crear un estándar global para profesionales del comercio
The importance of empowering SMEs to grow through global trade
GTPA calls for expression of interest from education providers globally across a wide range of disciplines supporting global trade knowledge and capability building globally
GTPA invites global providers of trade training, events, conferences, and publications to participate in the GTPA global ecosystem
GTPA to collaborate with existing export associations or chambers of commerce to build value and delivery capabilities in-market
Ground breaking new initiative to create the global standard for trade professionals officially launched in Buenos Aires
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
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.