Boosting supply chain resilience

  • Media release
28 April 2021

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan joined his Indian and Japanese counterparts to launch a new initiative designed to boost supply chain resilience in our region.

“Australia’s supply chains have generally proven resilient, but the pandemic has highlighted the need for greater international cooperation to strengthen supply chains,” Mr Tehan said.

“Japan and India are important partners for Australia. I look forward to working closely together to strengthen supply chain resilience in our region.

Ministers from Australia, India, and Japan agreed in the future to meet to consider how to further enhance cooperation on supply chains. Ministers acknowledged the positive contribution business and academia can make to enhancing supply chains.

The Government remains committed to enhancing the benefits Australia obtains from open trade and investment arrangements with other countries. This new initiative builds on existing domestic and international measures to ensure Australia’s supply chains remain functioning and resilient.

More information on the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative involving Australia, Japan and India can be found at: www.dfat.gov.au/joint-statement-supply-chain-resilience-initiative

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