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Australia: Market Profile

9 Jan 2020

A key strength of Australia's economic profile is its liberal financial sector and freely floating exchange rate. Persistent fiscal deficits in recent years will weigh on Australia's economic risk pro...Read More


Trade Regulations of Australia

5 Dec 2019

Australia is considered one of the most open economies in the world. Australia adopts the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System (HS). In March 2019, Australia and Hong Kong signed an FTA ...Read More


Australia Establishes MRLs for Six Pesticides in Food-Producing Animals

22 May 2019

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority approved on April 9, 2019 amendments to Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Instrument No.4 (MRL Standard) 2012 by setting new and tempora...Read More


The Hong Kong-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Highlights and Implications

2 April 2019

The two bilateral agreements will provide Hong Kong companies with legal certainty of market access and national treatment for a comprehensive range of services in the Australian market, and allow Hon...Read More


INDONESIA: Free Trade Agreement Signed with Australia

15 March 2019

The country has now formally signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Australia. Formally entitled the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), its wide remit includ...Read More


Reaching Australian Consumers: Market Characteristics and Opportunities

31 Jan 2019

Australia remains a standout among developed economies, supported by strong domestic demand and consumption. Yet, this vast and diverse territory with strong presence of international brands presents ...Read More


Senate Approves Legislation to Strengthen U.S. Economic Ties with Indo-Pacific Region

11 Dec 2018

The U.S. Senate on 4 December approved by unanimous consent the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018, which reflects the upper chamber’s interest in the Indo-Pacific region. In addition to authoris...Read More


Australian Business: The Role of the Hong Kong Hub

12 Nov 2018

With more than 600 Australian companies having a presence in Hong Kong, the community unanimously pointed to the importance of Hong Kong’s role in helping Australian businesses excel in the Chinese ma...Read More


Closer China-Australia Economic Ties: Opportunities for Hong Kong

5 Nov 2018

Since December 2015, the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) has entered into force. With staged tariff cuts, the value of Sino-Australia trade of goods jumped 20% in 2017 compared with 2015...Read More


Australia: Visa on Demand

19 Oct 2018

This page provides general information about visa requirements for Hong Kong residents travelling to Australia. For residents outside Hong Kong, please contact the nearest embassy or consulate. As the...Read More


Australia Sets New Requirements for Dummies and Dummy Chains

20 July 2017

Published on May 8, 2017 the Australian Consumer Goods (Babies’ Dummies and Dummy Chains) Safety Standard 2017 introduces new requirements for babies dummies/soothers and dummy/soother chains. Baby du...Read More


Australia Revises Children’s Nightwear Safety Standard

16 June 2017

In April 2017, the Minister for Small Business of Australia has updated the safety standard for children’s nightwear – Consumer Goods (Children’s Nightwear and Limited Daywear and Paper Patterns for C...Read More


Telcos Seek to Harness Power of IoT for Post-Connectivity Profits

5 July 2016

With telecommunications companies looking to search services and solutions as revenue streams beyond connectivity, the Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as the battlefield for innovative monetisati...Read More


Vietnam US Clothing Exports Set for Eventual Zero Tariff Rating as TPP Signing Looms

21 Jan 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is set to be signed on 4 February in New Zealand....Read More


Hot Tubs and Log Fireplaces Prove Biggest Lures to Australian Buyers

8 Oct 2015

The great outdoors still seems the enduring focus for the majority of Australian consumers, with the most popular items at Melbourne's recent Herald Sun Home Show proving to be alfresco spas, barbecui...Read More


Eco-friendly Craft Products Prove Key to Australian Gifts Market

2 Sept 2015

More than in most countries, Australian consumers have a particular concern about the environmentally-friendly nature of any products they purchase, a lesson many exhibitors at this year's Reed Gift F...Read More

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