BUSINESS ASIA HUB

Insights, commentary and case studies to help Australian businesses trade with Asia.

THINKING OF IMPORTING

Amazon – raising the retail bar Down Under?

A shopfront to the world: how Amazon’s arrival could spell opportunity for Australian retailers.

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Free trade agreements and what they mean for your business

As an exporter, you’ll want to take advantage of any reduced costs that come your way. Free trade agreements (FTAs) do just that – and will make certain markets more attractive than others because of the greater opportunities for your business.

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Importing rules and regulations

If your business needs to import raw materials or goods, there are a few bases you’ll have to cover to ensure you’re importing within the law. You can’t simply import anything; some items are illegal while others are banned from certain countries.

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The latest economic data from China continues to highlight some challenges in its recovery phase.

China’s economy sharply contracted in Q1; weakest growth in over forty years in 2020.

China’s ends 2019 in line with expectation.

China’s industrial sector appears to have stabilised ahead of new trade deal.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

The US President has said the US needs to get back to work, vaccine or not.

The latest economic data from China continues to highlight some challenges in its recovery phase.

China’s economy sharply contracted in Q1; weakest growth in over forty years in 2020.

Back in business? China attempts to restart its economy after Covid-19 shutdown

The government has introduced travel restrictions on arrivals from mainland China and advised Australians to avoid travelling to China because of the novel coronavirus.

China’s ends 2019 in line with expectation.

China’s industrial sector appears to have stabilised ahead of new trade deal.

Janari Tonoike, head of NAB Japan Securities Limited, National Australia Bank’s (NAB) new Tokyo-based, wholly-owned subsidiary, showcases the long-standing relationship between Japan and Australia, and explains how the new entity can help investors and borrowers in both markets and beyond connect better in a challenging global business environment.

Most of China’s indicators relatively weak year-on-year, however, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China at the start of the October has made this harder to gauge.

Now is an optimal time for Asian investors and contractors to explore Australia’s thriving infrastructure sector.

Trade truce – US and China reach an agreement, but trade outlook still uncertain.

Taking flight: China is changing the global tourism market.

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