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ACBC Vic: Getting Your Goods to China - What's Changed?

26 May 2020

Online Seminar



ACBC Victoria is pleased to welcome members and friends to attend our premiere online seminar Getting Your Goods to China, essential for exporters, investors and all involved in the Australia China business export community.

The global COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent travel bans have created new challenges for Victorian companies exporting to the lucrative Chinese market. Accounting for over one third of Australia’s exports, twice the value bought by second-placed Japan, and about nine times that of fifth-placed United States, China remains undoubtedly the most important market for Australia’s goods and services.

A reduced demand for Australian products in-market due to months of lockdown, mass cancellations of international flights and the flow-on effects to supply chains worldwide have put a halt on the trade of numerous goods, including Victoria’s profitable food and fibre exports.

In an effort to kickstart stalled trade, the federal government has announced a $110m rescue package including Export Market Development Grants (EMDGs) and a $500m COVID-19 Export Capital Facility which will seek to recommence freight transport and improve market accessibility. Additionally, businesses in Victoria remain uniquely positioned to make the most of China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) and the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), now in its fifth year, to rebuild supply chains and uncover new opportunities in a recovering Chinese market.

Get on the front foot with guidance from industry insiders and export leaders so you can be fully prepared to establish a presence in the new international environment and position yourself to make the most of our number one trade partner.


  • Diane Tipping Chair, Export Council of Australia

  • Bill Cole Partner, BDO

  • Richard Zhang Director, Rex Services

In this online seminar speakers will cover:

  • Current supply chain disruptions affecting outbound trade to China
  • Changes in demand within the Chinese market due to COVID-19 and forecasts
  • Data-based market forecasts
  • Emerging priority sectors and opportunities for businesses looking to trade with China 
  • How Victorian exporters can access government support packages 

Date: Tuesday 26 May 2020

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm AEST

Format: Online Seminar – Link will be sent prior to event

Cost: Free for ACBC Members and $35 General Admission (+GST +Booking Fee)