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Austrade - The Australian Trade Commission

The Australian Trade Commission, known as Austrade, is a statutory agency within the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio, established by the Australian Trade Commission Act 1985.

Offering advice, market intelligence and ongoing support to Australian businesses looking to develop international markets, Austrade helps companies win overseas business for their products and services by reducing the time, cost and risk involved in selecting, entering and developing international markets.

Austrade offer services in every capital city of Australia and many regional centres, as well as through over 50 TradeStart offices. Austrade is represented in more than 60 countries worldwide providing a global network of support and export services.

How Austrade Can Help You

Austrade and TradeStart offer a package of free services designed to assist small and medium sized companies to develop their businesses overseas and make their first export sale. The New Exporter Development Program gives Australian businesses the best possible start to exporting, by providing a wide range of free services to new exporters including advice and information about getting into exporting, export coaching, and assistance on the ground in foreign markets.

Austrade's services to Australian companies include:
  • a comprehensive trade exhibition program;
  • identification of overseas opportunities;
  • on-the-ground exporting support overseas and in Australia;
  • practical export information and advice;
  • services to identify potential overseas business partners and to research and access high potential markets for Australian companies
  • strategic export planning and network formation services
Austrade also provides financial assistance to Australian exporters through the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme, which encourages companies to seek out and develop overseas markets. Under the scheme, eligible Australian businesses are reimbursed for part of the export marketing costs they incur.

Visit the official site www.austrade.gov.au

Level 23
Aon Tower
201 Kent Street


(in Australia) 13 28 78

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