Strengthening Australia’s trade relationships

  • Media release
28 September 2021

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan will travel overseas to boost trade and investment opportunities and represent Australia at multilateral engagements.

Mr Tehan will travel to Indonesia, India, the United Arab Emirates, France, Italy, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. The itinerary will include:

  • OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (France)
  • Hosting a WTO mini-ministerial meeting (France)
  • G20 Trade Ministers’ Meeting (Italy)
  • AIBX 2021 Business Leaders Forum (India)
  • Meetings with his ministerial and trade counterparts including:
    • Indonesia Minister of Trade Muhammad Lutfi
    • India Minister for Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal
    • UAE State Minister for Foreign Trade HE Dr Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi
    • European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis
    • United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan
  • Promoting international investment in Australia and meeting with businesses and tourism industry representatives, including an inaugural roundtable of Australian and Indonesian CEOs.

“We want to strengthen Australia’s trade and investment relationships with Indonesia, India and the UAE to help drive economic growth and job creation,” Mr Tehan said.

“In Europe, I will represent Australia at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in France and the G20 Trade Ministers’ Meeting in Italy.”

“I will pursue efforts to secure strong outcomes for Australia at the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference in December.”

“These are important meetings as Australia seeks to harness the power of open, global markets to benefit all countries.”

Mr Tehan will undertake two weeks quarantine at the conclusion of his travels.


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