Busi­ness sem­i­nars in Roma

The Western Star - - NEWS -

LO­CAL busi­nesses can hear how to ac­cess the ben­e­fits of Aus­tralia’s Free Trade Agree­ments (FTAs) with North Asia dur­ing a sem­i­nar in Roma on Tues­day.

Fed­eral Mem­ber for Mara­noa David Lit­tleproud will host the free event, be­gin­ning at 8.30am at the Roma Ex­plor­ers Inn.

Since the China-Aus­tralia Free Trade Agree­ment (ChAFTA), the Ja­pan-Aus­tralia Eco­nomic Part­ner­ship Agree­ment and the Korea-Aus­tralia Free Trade Agree­ment en­tered into force, sig­nif­i­cant and on­go­ing tar­iff re­duc­tions have pro­vided ad­van­tages for many Aus­tralian prod­ucts and ser­vices ex­ported to th­ese mar­kets.

Mr Pitt said a whole range of in­dus­tries in the re­gion could ben­e­fit.

“Aus­tralian prod­ucts now re­ceive pref­er­en­tial ac­cess to more than a bil­lion po­ten­tial cus­tomers in China, Ja­pan and Korea thanks to pro­vi­sions ne­go­ti­ated by the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment,” Mr Pitt said.

“I en­cour­age any­one in busi­ness lo­cally to at­tend.”

As well as hear­ing from Mr Lit­tleproud, at­ten­dees will re­ceive prac­ti­cal ex­port­ing ad­vice from rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Austrade and the Depart­ment of For­eign Af­fairs and Trade (DFAT).

Mr Lit­tleproud said the re­gion’s econ­omy was well po­si­tioned to sup­ply to the mar­kets of North Asia.

“Th­ese FTAs have de­liv­ered real gains for our ex­porters,” he said.

At­ten­dees can reg­is­ter for the Roma sem­i­nar at www.austrade.gov.au or find out more in­for­ma­tion by call­ing Austrade on 13 28 78 or email­ing fta@austrade. gov.au

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