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ChAFTA Training Program - Sydney

08 June 2017

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61-101 Phillip St, Sydney 2000


Your path to China export success
- ChAFTA Training Program Canberra/Queanbeyan


                   Date:           Thursday, June 8, 2017
                   Time:           8:45am for 9.00am start. Session concludes at 3:30pm
                   Venue:        Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
                   Focus:         Agribusiness and Goods Exports
                   Cost:           $60
                   Enquiries:   chris.lethbridge@acbc.com.au

*ticket prices reflect the subsidy provided by the Australian Government through the Free Trade Agreement Training Provider Grant Program that has reduced ticket costs by 50% for each attendee. The full value of the training is $120.



The Australia China Business Council is pleased to invite you to our ChAFTA Training Program in Canberra on May 2nd. 

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) has now entered into force, providing Australian businesses with unprecedented access to the China market. Made possible by a generous grant from The Australian Government, the Australia China Business Council (ACBC), in collaboration with the Export Council of Australia (ECA), are going to all corners of Australia to provide regional Australian businesses with the technical, step-by-step curriculum-led training to help exporters navigate the nuances of the China market.

If you are either looking to expand your business in China or need support in taking the first steps in exporting to Australia’s largest trading partner, this workshop is for you.

The ChAFTA Training Program will open with a morning workshop hosted by the Export Council of Australia, focussing on the technical aspects of ChAFTA such as:

  • Classifying your goods for export;
  • How your goods are treated under ChAFTA;
  • Understanding Rules of Origin;
  • Certifying your goods using Certificates of Origin;
  • China export checklist; and
  • Tools and Resources: FTA Tool and FTA Portal.

ACBC will lead the second session that will focus on the practical side of doing business with China, such as:

  • The latest business trends and China market analysis;
  • Case Study experience of doing business with China;
  • Financing for exports and risk management;
  • Targeted industry specific advice; and
  • Cultural nuances of doing business with China.

This program includes lunch, opportunities for Q&A and networking. 


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Speakers at our Sydney workshop include:

  • Collins Rex – Export Council of Australia (ECA) – The peak body industry for Australia’s export community
  • Peter Verry – Peloris Global Sourcing – The leading authority in cross border supply chain and expedited clearance services for fresh and premium Australian and New Zealand goods throughout the Asia-Pacific region. 
  • Andrew Kuiler, Managing Director, The Silk Initiative - The Silk Initiative was established to help connect great food and beverage brands and products with today’s fast-evolving Chinese consumer.




This Activity received funding from the Australian Government as part of the Free Trade Agreement Training Provider Grant Program.  The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.


For any enquiries regarding the ChAFTA Training Program, please contact ChAFTA Project Manager, James Scullin at james.scullin@acbc.com.


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