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Accessing ChAFTA in Four Steps

In 2016-7, Australian exports increased 25% to a record $110 and it is hard to argue that ChAFTA (The China Australia Free Trade Agreement) has not played a significant role in this growth.  

This episode is specifically for current exporters or those wishing to export to China as I sit down with Collins Rex from the Export Council to discuss how to access ChAFTA.  We discuss how gains from ChAFTA are not automatic and there are four distinct steps businesses must follow to ensure their tariffs are reduced under ChAFTA. Collins also outlines the benefits for the services sector.

Collins Rex has over 25 years’ general management, marketing and communications experience. Passionate about getting more Australian organisations, particularly SMEs, doing better business and onto the global stage, Collins has extensive experience working with Government, industry Clusters, and SMEs. Collins been responsible for the development and delivery of training courses across a range of topics, including export readiness, pitching/presentation & Free Trade Agreements, for the Export Council of Australia (ECA). She’s also managed & delivered a number of major projects for the ECA, including recently: 

• The Australia Awards: Women Trading Globally programme 
• The development of content for the ANZ's Be Trade Ready website (betradeready.com)

Click here for ANZ's Be Trade Ready Application

Click here for FTA Portal 

Click here for Export Council of Australia