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Warragul - ChAFTA Training Program

13 September 2016

West Gippsland Arts Centre, 2 Albert St Warragul, 3820

The Australia China Business Council is pleased to invite you to our ChAFTA Training Program Gippsland. 

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) entered into force on 20 December 2015, providing Australian businesses with unprecedented access to the China market. Made possible by a generous grant fromThe Australian Government, the ACBC, in collaboration with the Export Council of Australia (ECA), are taking to all corners of Australia to provide Australian SMEs with the expertise and practical knowledge on how firms can maximise their opportunities under the landmark agreement.


                                       Date:           Tuesday 13 September 2016
                                             Time:               8.45am for 9.00am start. Session ends at 2.30pm

                                             Venue:            West Gippsland Arts Centre, 2 Albert St Warragul, 3820 
                                              Cost:               $95* 

                                             Enquiries:       james.scullin@acbc.com.au

*ticket prices reflect the subsidy provided by the Australian Government through the Free Trade Agreement Training Provider Grant Program that has reduced ticket costs by 50% for each attendee. The full value of the training is $190.

The ChAFTA Training Program will open with a morning workshop hosted by the Export Council of Australia, focussing on the technical aspects of ChAFTA such as:

  • the role of FTAs and their benefit to Australian companies;
  • the role of FTAs in targeting new markets and opportunities;
  • the practicalities of classifying products and Certificate of Origin requirements; and
  • a check-list of items to consider before entering China

ACBC will lead the second session that will focus on the practical side of doing business with China, such as:

  • the latest business trends and China market analysis;
  • invaluable Case Study experience of doing business with China;
  • targeted industry specific advice; and
  • the cultural nuances of doing business with China.

This program will include morning tea and lunch, and will provide opportunities for Q&A and networking. 

Speakers at our Warragul workshop include: 

  • Export Council of Australia (ECA) - The peak industry body for Australia's export community
  • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic) - Australia's export credit agency, providing financial solutions for exporters to support their growth
  • International Customs and Logistics (ICAL) - Experts in customs, logistics and freight forwarding 
  • More speakers to be announced soon
This Activity received funding from the Australian Government as part of the Free Trade Agreement Training Provider Grant Program. 
The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein. 



For any enquiries regarding the ChAFTA Training Program, please contact ChAFTA Project Manager, James Scullin at james.scullin@acbc.com.
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