Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

15 February 2021

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Trade

Boosting trade opportunities in Japan and Singapore

Tenders have opened as part of a competitive process to appoint a Tasmanian Trade Advocate in both Japan and Singapore. 

These two tenders deliver on a key action in the Tasmanian Trade Strategy Annual Action Plan 2021, released yesterday, which aims to expand our domestic and international trade. 

The successful Trade Advocates will play a pivotal role in supporting Tasmanian business and industry to capture opportunities in an increasingly complex global trading environment. 

Japan is one of our oldest key trading partners and Tasmania’s second largest single export market worth more than $240 million, and through this new Trade Advocate, this relationship will only be strengthened.

Singapore is a critical regional trading hub and a key market for Tasmania’s premium food and beverages.  It is also a window onto the ASEAN, which accounts for over $800 million, or 21 per cent, of Tasmania’s total goods exports. 

The Government is also in the final stages of appointing a Trade Advocate to the United States, with the tender process now concluded and the successful candidate to be announced shortly.

The US is one of Tasmania’s oldest and most valued international partners and as our third largest export market is worth over $235 million.

The Tasmanian Government is committed to supporting Tasmanian businesses export our world class products and services, and reaching our target of  $15 billion worth of exports by 2050.  

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