This week I will visit Hong Kong to advance Australia’s trade, tourism and investment interests.

Growing Australia’s trade and attracting more investment and tourists will drive economic growth and help create new jobs.

As our fifth-largest investor and the sixth-largest destination for Australian exports, Hong Kong is a significant trade and investment partner.

To lock in the openness between our economies, the Turnbull Coalition Government is taking forward negotiations on a high quality Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement.

I will meet with Hong Kong’s Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, James Lau, and Acting Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Dr Bernard Chan, to discuss initiatives to strengthen economic cooperation between Australia and Hong Kong and the region.

At the 2018 Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference I will meet regional business leaders to highlight investment opportunities in Australia. I will also deliver a keynote address at the conference on the evolution in Australia’s investment rules, and how Australia achieved the secure management of our most sensitive assets while maintaining our openness to investment.

Today at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club I will deliver a speech outlining why Australia is a strong champion of free trade and how this has been intrinsic to our economic success.

Media enquiries

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