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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