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Houston on board

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NEWLY appointed special envoy for trade and investment Angus Houston will join State Government ministers and business leaders on a visit to South-East Asia nations.

The trade mission to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand will focus on defence and advanced manufactur­ing, food, wine and agribusine­ss, health and aged care, and tourism, arts and education.

The initiative is part of Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith’s strategy to bring improved structure and regularity to trade missions led by senior government ministers.

The Department of State Developmen­t will assist establishe­d businesses set up meetings with potential partners.

The mission will take place from August 16 to August 22.

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