16 November 2016

Wagga Wagga businesses set to benefit from North Asia FTAs

The Nationals’ Federal Member for Riverina and Minister for Small Business, Michael McCormack, is set to host a seminar in Wagga Wagga this Friday to help local businesses make the most of Australia’s free trade agreements (FTAs) with Korea, Japan and China.

Business owners will be given the chance to hear first-hand how FTAs can help them succeed in international markets and are invited to attend the seminar on Friday 18 November at the Mercure Wagga Wagga

“I’m proud that the Coalition Government has secured unprecedented access to more than a billion potential customers for Australian goods and services through our free trade agreements with Korea, Japan and China,” Mr McCormack said.

“Our North Asia FTAs create new possibilities for exporters, while delivering jobs and economic growth here in Australia.

“I strongly encourage small- and medium-sized business owners in the Wagga Wagga region to attend this FTA seminar and hear how they can benefit from these landmark agreements.

“I’m pleased to hear that registrations for the event are strong and that innovative speakers such as Graham Allen from Australian Grain Link and David Lawson, the Austrade Trade Commissioner from Tokyo have associated themselves with and are supporting this event.

“The Coalition Government remains determined to support exporters in regional Australia and these seminars are important way of doing so,” Mr McCormack said.

The FTAs with China, Japan and Korea are providing Australian exporters with a competitive edge into some of the world’s most dynamic economies, and lay the foundations for stronger flows of two-way investment.

The free FTA seminar, relevant to all industries, will run from 2pm to 4.30pm and attendees can register on the Austrade website or find out more by contacting Austrade on 13 28 78 or info@austrade.gov.au.