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60 Years of Australia-Japan Trade

Submitted on Friday, 28th April 2017

2017 marks sixty years since the Australia-Japan Commerce Agreement, a cornerstone of the bilateral trade relationship, was signed. In 1957, Australia was the first country to engage in open trade with Japan after World War II. The Agreement signaled a shift in international trade policy and recognised  Japan as an important export market and source for manufactured imports.

Just as it was sixty years ago, Japan is a crucial export market for Australia.

Second only behind China, Japan attracts over 15% of Australia’s total exports.

The Victorian Chamber runs regular workshops teaching businesses how to harness the newly created Japan-Australia Free Trade Agreement. These happen all across the state and cost only $95. Find an upcoming workshop near you.

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