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Doing business with Australia


Trade and Investment services


The Australian Trade Commission – Austrade – is the Australian Government’s trade and investment development agency. Austrade assists Australian companies to succeed in international business, attracts productive foreign direct investment into Australia and promotes Australia’s education sector internationally.

If you want to import from or invest in Australia, contact Austrade.

Exporting to Australia

If you want to export to Australia, contact AICEP Portugal Global - Trade & Investment Agency, the government business entity encouraging the best foreign companies to invest in Portugal and contributing to the success of Portuguese companies abroad in their internationalization processes or export activities.

Doing business with Australia provides a gateway to information and services about Australia for foreign business people.

Fact sheet

Australia's trade relationships with other countries and global trade relationships.

BICON: Biosecurity import conditions search

BICON houses the Australian Government's Biosecurity import conditions database for more than 20,000 plants, animals, minerals and biological products.

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

The Australian Government encourages Australian enterprises operating overseas and multinational enterprises operating in Australia to observe the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The Guidelines provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct in a variety of areas, including:

  • human rights;
  • employment and industrial relations;
  • environment;
  • combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion;
  • consumer interests;
  • science and technology;
  • competition; and
  • taxation.

The Australian National Contact Point (AusNCP) promotes the use of the OECD Guidelines and contributes to the resolution of issues relating to their implementation, including facilitating access to conciliation services.


Other websites of interest

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Australian Taxation Office

Australian Securities & Investments Commission