Trade supports one in five Australian jobs and foreign investment supports one in 10

Australia’s exporters will be celebrated at the 59th Australian Export Awards. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan wants Australian exporters to nominate for an award.

“Exporters are helping to drive Australia’s economic recovery while creating jobs and supporting local communities,” Mr Tehan said.

“We can see the success of our exporters in Australia’s record trade figures, with exports valued at $39.2 billion in May 2021, up 34.5 per cent for the year.

“Trade supports one in five Australian jobs and foreign investment supports one in 10.


“Our Government is taking action to create more opportunities for Australian exporters, from reaching an Agreement in Principle with the United Kingdom on a Free Trade Agreement to providing support to exporters impacted by COVID-19.”

This year’s awards will showcase Australian export businesses succeeding across 13 categories, representing sectors such as agriculture, e-commerce, digital technologies, resources and health and biotechnology. The 2021 Australian Exporter of the Year will be selected from the category winners.

A separate presentation will highlight the contribution that investors make to Australia’s economy.

Applications for the 59th annual Australian Export Awards open today and will close on 6 August, with winners announced in November. The Australian Trade and Investment Commission and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry partner to present the program.


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