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Hobart: ChAFTA Training Program

07 September 2016

Glow Room, Level 1, 22 Elizabeth St, Hobart, Tasmania

The Australia China Business Council is pleased to invite you to our ChAFTA Training Program Tasmania.
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 from The 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:           Wednesday 7 September 2016
                                                Time:           8.45am for 9.00am start. Session ends at 4.00pm
                                                Venue:         Glow Room, Level 1, 22 Elizabeth St, Hobart, Tasmania
                                                Cost:              $95*
                                                Enquiries:    acbctas@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, focusing 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 Hobart workshop include:
  • Mr Daniel Hanna, Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Group
  • Mr Michael White, Export Sales Manager, Greenham’s Tasmania
  • Mr Saul Eslake, Independent Economist & Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Tasmania
  • Mr Philip Smith, State Director, SMEVIC&TAS, EFIC


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