Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey encourages businesses in Grey to attend free seminars hosted by the Australian Government to discover how Australia's Free Trade Agreements can benefit their business. Locally, one of these seminars will be held on Monday, 1 May, at Kadina Football Club, from 11 am - 1.30 pm.
"Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) all vary but can be a fantastic opportunity for Australian business to leverage their place in the international marketplace," Mr Ramsey said.
"FTAs offer preferential treatment in partner countries for Australian goods, in the form of tariff elimination or reduction. In some cases, there may be quota expansion.
"For businesses already exporting goods to an FTA partner country, this increases the competitiveness of their products in those markets, especially compared with competitors from countries that do not receive preferential treatment under an FTA.
"FTAs may also address customs and trade facilitation matters, to provide expeditious, predictable, transparent and simplified customs administration for importers and exporters."
There are seminars scheduled for Kadina (1 May) and Port Lincoln (2 May, at the Port Lincoln Hotel, 10.30am-1 pm).
"These seminars will be a great opportunity to learn more and explore the opportunities created by the North Asia FTAs", Mr Ramsey said.
"Participants will hear from Assistant Ag and Water Minister Senator Anne Ruston, China Advisor for Austrade Dr Chuyang Liu and advisers from Austrade and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade."
Registrations are open now at http://www.austrade.gov.au/Australian/Export/Free-Trade-Agreements/seminars