AIBS 2015 was the second edition of the Survey. In addition to AIBS’ core questions, the 2015 edition of the Survey put an emphasis on international market development activities.
- Over 1,200 Australian businesses were surveyed, drawn from 19 industry sectors, 93 sub-sectors, and operating in 114 international markets;
- China (17%), the United States (16%) and New Zealand (8%) were the most important markets for respondents, by international revenue;
- The biggest barriers to doing businesses internationally were culture and/or local business practices (29%), payment issues (10%) and regulations that
favour local firms (9%);
- Over three-quarters of respondents placed significant emphasis on personally visiting overseas customers in order to develop and grow their international markets.
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