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Launceston: ChAFTA Training Program

08 September 2016

Clarendon Room Country Club, Prospect Vale, 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:        Thursday 8 September 2016
                                               Time:        8.45am for 9.00am start. Session ends at 4.00pm
                                               Venue:      Clarendon Room Country Club, Prospect Vale, 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 Launceston workshop include:
  • Mr Michael White, Export Sales Manager, Greenham’s Tasmania
  • Mr Robert Ravens, Managing Director, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • Ms Sally Chandler,International Trade Adviser,TradeStart
  • Mr Philip Smith, State Director, SME VIC&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