Free trade agreements information seminar in Dubbo on Thursday

DIRECT BENEFITS: Regional Development Australia Orana executive officer Megan Dixon is encouraging attendance at a seminar in Dubbo on the "direct benefits" of free trade agreements with Japan, China and Korea. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
DIRECT BENEFITS: Regional Development Australia Orana executive officer Megan Dixon is encouraging attendance at a seminar in Dubbo on the "direct benefits" of free trade agreements with Japan, China and Korea. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Existing and wannabe exporters are being urged to attend an information seminar in Dubbo on Thursday.

It is one of a series of seminars focusing on the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Japan, China and Korea.

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana executive officer Megan Dixon is telling the region’s exporters  and companies interested in entering the export market that they will learn of the benefits of the FTAs by attending the seminar.

Ms Dixon said the seminar at Dubbo RSL Memorial Club from 8.30am to 11.30am was being run by the federal government through Austrade.

“..the interactive session will give attendees the opportunity to hear from government and business representatives about the direct benefits of entering the trade movement, thanks to the newly-opened Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Japan, China and Korea,” she said.

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“The Australian government is running these seminars around the country to help businesses explore the opportunities created by the North Asia Free Trade Agreement.”

“The interactive session will give business owners and managers an opportunity to hear directly about the practical benefits that they may be able to realise from the FTA.”

Speakers at the seminar include federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, Austrade state director NSW ACT Elena Kirillova, Tradestart senior export adviser Rob Harrison and Australian Beef Group managing director Lachlan Chadwick.

Ms Dixon said the seminar would provide answers to questions about tariffs, grants and other assistance. “This free seminar is a wonderful opportunity so I would encourage any businesses interested in export to attend the Dubbo session,” the RDA Orana executive officer said.

Register online for the Dubbo seminar using the “start registration” button at www.austrade.gov.au.

Alternatively, contact Austrade on 13 28 78.

For more information, contact Austrade FTA program adviser Susan Guscott on 02 9392 2343 or at fta@austrade.gov.au.

Tamworth will host one of the seminars on Novermber 15 followed by Rockhamption and Dubbo on November 16.