Entries by Robert Harrison

Free Trade Down-Under

Free Trade with Australia? Politico’s Ryan Heath has noted in today’s insider news from Brussels that a free trade agreement with Australia and New Zealand is being bumped up the priority list in the European Commission. This is definitely good news for Australian companies trading in Europe and those companies interested in doing business “down […]

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Free Trade with Australia? Politico’s Ryan Heath has noted in today’s insider news from Brussels that a free trade agreement with Australia and New Zealand is being bumped up the priority list in the European Commission. This is definitely good news for Australian companies trading in Europe and those companies interested in doing business “down […]

Australian Defence Minister visitng German Shipyards

Kevin Andrews, the defence minister in Australia, is currently in Germany and will be visiting ThyssenKrupp’s marine systems shipyards on Thursday 23rd April, as reported in the Australian. ThyssenKrupp together with Siemens is hoping to win a potentially lucrative contract to replace Australia’s aging Collins class submarines. Wikipedia has a detailed article on the issues […]

Australia-Germany Advisory Group

The Prime Minister of Australia and the German Chancellor have announced the membership of the newly created Australia-Germany Advisory Group. The purpose of the group is to examine ways to build even closer ties between Australia and Germany and was set up during Chancellor Merkel’s visit to Australia for the G20 Summit and bilateral meetings […]

Investment Destination Australia

The 2015 Benchmark Report has been launched by the Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb at Australia Business Week in India. Produced by the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), the annual report presents key economic, financial and demographic data to highlight Australia’s competitive strengths as a major player in global trade and investment. Speaking at the […]

Graphene in Germany

Australian graphite company Talga Resources has announced that it will set up a graphene demonstration plant in the German state of Thüringen. The plant will process ores from Sweden. Graphene is a so-called allotrope of carbon which has the form of a two-dimension hexagonal lattice. It was invented by two researchers at the University of […]

Waste Management Down Under

A recent report on Germany Trade and Invest website discusses the issues on waste management in Australia. The OECD states that Australia is the seventh largest producer of refuse/trash per head of population. Further details can be found in German on GTAI’s website here.

Waste Management Down Under

A recent report on Germany Trade and Invest website discusses the issues on refuse management in Australia. The OECD states that Australia is the seventh largest producer of refuse/trash per head of population. Further details can be found in German on GTAI’s website here.

Emirates to serve Düsseldorf

Emirates has announced new flights to Düsseldorf that will connect through to Australian destinations. As of 1st July, EK055 will be operated by an A380, leaving Dubai at 0830hrs and landing in Dusseldorf at 1325hrs the same day, while EK056 will depart Dusseldorf at 1525hrs and arrive at Dubai International Airport at 2355hrs the same […]

Australia and New Zealand – soon one patent system

The Australian Parliament passed the Intellectual Property Laws amendment bill on 9 February 2015. Its major feature of interest to German exporters will be the establishment of a joint Trans-Tasman regime with New Zealand to have a single application and examination process for both countries. The Governor General still has to sign the bill and, […]