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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THINKING OF EXPORTING

Quarterly data point to weak start to 2021, but signs of consumers returning is positive.

Don’t be fooled by surging annual growth rates – momentum is set to slow across 2021.

China’s economy enters 2021 with momentum, but expected to slow across the year.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

Quarterly data point to weak start to 2021, but signs of consumers returning is positive.

Don’t forget about me: lower skilled workers could be left behind by manufacturing’s evolution

Don’t be fooled by surging annual growth rates – momentum is set to slow across 2021.

Digital divorce: forces are pushing for a technology split from China.

Meet the new boss: a Biden Administration doesn’t mean a return to Obama-era China policy.

China’s economy enters 2021 with momentum, but expected to slow across the year.

What do alternative indicators suggest about China’s COVID-19 downturn and recovery?

Consumers gradually returning to the market, with China still reliant on industry.

China looking inward as the external environment has deteriorated.

China’s recovery remains industrial led, but consumers are finally emerging.

COVID-19 put the brakes on already stalling foreign investment.

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