The Coalition continues supporting small businesses around Australia to tap into surging export markets, with another round of Free Trade Agreement Training Provider Grants announced today.

Delivering on the Coalition's election commitment to connect small and medium enterprises with opportunities offered under Australia's free trade agreements, these grants will fund training programs designed to help Aussie businesses boost their export capabilities.

The Coalition’s ground-breaking free trade agreements with China, Japan and Korea, in particular, are delivering significant economic benefits.

Exports to these key markets have risen 140 per cent since 2014, a surge that is driving economic growth and creating jobs as Australian exporters take advantage of lower tariffs and expanded market access.

The Coalition invested $2.145 million over two years in the training provider grants program, which is part of the Government’s strategy to help businesses adapt and diversify as the economy transitions from the mining investment boom.

I am pleased to announce the successful recipients of the FTA Training Provider Grants:

  • Australia China Business Council
  • Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia Inc.
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia Inc.
  • Australian Peak Shippers Association
  • Queensland Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.
  • HunterNet Co-operative Ltd
  • South West Institute of TAFE
  • Export Council of Australia
  • Lockyer Valley Growers Inc.
  • Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • TAFE Directors Australia Inc.
  • Australian International Marine Export Group Ltd

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