none

300 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DELEGATES EMBARK ON TRADE MISSION TO CHINA

04-04-2016
by 
in 

A group of 300 South Australian delegates, consisting of state and local government, businesses, universities and sports clubs, have embarked on the state’s largest ever trade mission in China.

Led by Premier Jay Weatherill the group will include 160 people from more than 100 local companies that will visit five cities in the Shandong province — in a bid to boost exports.

This also marks the 30 year anniversary of the sister state relationship between the two.

The Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said China was South Australia's most important market.

"I'm pleased that there are quite a large number of companies coming either for the first time to export at all, or the first time to China to export and we're looking to make connections for them," Mr Hamilton-Smith said.

"So every dollar of goods and services we sell to China helps to create a job back home, hence the need for this mission."

The number of delegates has also risen by 50 extra people since last year.

"It's a really good signal, because we're very keen to grow the 65,000 jobs in the South Australian economy, linked to goods and services overseas, and our most important market is China," Mr Hamilton-Smith said.

Hamilton-Smith said those attending from the private sector would pay their own way to China and State Government representatives would attend to assist with interactions between the private sector and China's Government.

The delegation will be in China for two weeks.

Related news & editorials

  1. LEAA Sector Benchmark Research
    15.04.2021
    15.04.2021
    by      In
    There is a move towards new and productive, even more technologically savvy, ways of working, according to the latest investigations by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), from their sector benchmark research.
    Seventy-two percent of firms reported being optimistic for the next six... Read More
  2. 15.04.2021
    15.04.2021
    by      In
    Farmers already battered by drought, fires and floods now face large losses in crops and damaged equipment from the mice plague currently affecting areas from Queensland to Victoria to the South Australian Mallee.
    Haulage truck drivers have described ‘waves of movement’ across the road in grain... Read More
  3. australian made logo
    15.04.2021
    15.04.2021
    by      In
    You’ve seen the green and gold kangaroo on all kinds of products, but have you ever wondered exactly what it means, how it came to be, who is using it, or how you can use it yourself?
    The AMAG (Australian Made/Australian Grown) logo has been around for 35 years. Back in 1986, the Australian... Read More
  4. Hayley Glasgow
    12.04.2021
    12.04.2021
    by      In
    More than half (55%) of Australian manufacturers with off-shored operations intend to bring them back to our shores by 2023, according to a survey of 500 senior manufacturing employees in December last year.
    This is largely being driven by market volatility caused by the pandemic and strained... Read More
Products
Suppliers