International Business Today: Autumn 2015
I was staggered when I read the data in the just-released Why Australia: benchmark report. Although Australia accounts for just 0.3 per cent of the world’s total population, ours is the 13th largest economy internationally. This statistic demonstrates how important trade is to our country’s ongoing success.
This is of course something that has been recognised by successive governments and right now, we’re in a golden era for the formation of bilateral trade
agreements between our country and some of the most important emerging markets in the world.
So it’s fitting that the commitment by Australia and China to enter into a free-trade agreement is featured in our cover story this issue. The deal means
it will be much easier to do business between China and Australia. It will also reduce costs for importers and exporters and make Australian products
more competitive in this massive Asian market.
Alexandra Cain, Editor
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Down Under Enterprises grows, produces, exports, and markets traceable and sustainable native Australian essential oils and botanicals. We source from their farm, Buhlambar, and also from small growers across Australia.
Founded in 1991 in a spare bedroom to sell Tea Tree Oil from Dee-Ann’s parents’ farm, Down Under Enterprises has since grown to support over three dozen Australian farming families.