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China's First Free Trade Zone - What does it mean for Australia?

18 September 2013

ACBC Victoria held a morning seminar to update members on Chinas first Free Trade Zone in Shanghai.

Chinas decision to establish the Shanghai Zone is one of the economic measures adopted under the new leadership of President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. When completed, the Shanghai Zone will provide a tax-free environment for domestic and foreign enterprises and serve as a major hub of their supply chains in Asia with world-class transport and communications facilities.

Guest speakers were Ken Tay, Head of China Desk at HSBC Bank Australia, Alan Yang, Director of China Practice Group at Holding Redlich and Prof. Shi Heling, Department of Economics, Monash University. The speakers provided insight on what benefits and specific reforms Chinese and Australian businesses could expect as a result of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

The audience were also given a deeper understanding of the planned establishment of an Australian National Exhibition and Trading Centre (ANETC) within the Zone.

A copy of the speakers presentations is available to download, below.

Attendees had the opportunity to engage with the speakers, who addressed a range of questions surrounding the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. This event also provided ACBC guests with a unique networking opportunity.

Special thanks to Holding Redlich for hosting this event.

See the documents below:
  • Copy1Shanghai_Free_Trade_Zone_-_What_does_it_mean_for_Australia.pdf