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Minister promoting Australian industry and science in China

30 June 2015

Industry and Science Minister Ian Macfarlane will travel to China to promote trade and investment in Australia’s energy and resources sector and science and research ties.

The visit will build upon the long, mutually-productive relationship with China and will explore new opportunities for science and research investment and cooperation.

“The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement is delivering even more opportunities to progress trade and investment opportunities in resources, energy and manufacturing between our two countries,” Mr Macfarlane said.

Mr Macfarlane will meet his Ministerial counterparts and other government and business representatives, including Chinese investors in Australia’s resources and energy sector.

“I will also join my colleague, Senator Barry O’Sullivan, for discussions with industry representatives and agribusiness enterprises on a range of market access opportunities,” Mr Macfarlane said.

The Minister will deliver a keynote speech to members of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Beijingto underlinethe Government’s message that Australia is open for business.

“We have signed the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement and along with Australia’s policy settings in industry and science, we have opened the door for investors and service providers on both sides,” Mr Macfarlane said.

Media contact: Minister’s Office 02 6277 7070