Austrade is open for business and our network of 1,100 staff is committed to helping you through this time.
As part of ‘Team Australia’, Austrade is working closely with the network of government departments and industry agencies to help Australian businesses overcome complex and fast-evolving COVID-19–related challenges.
英雄联盟s10竞猜This site provides updates on markets and logistics, and links through to the Government’s extensive business support programs.
Support for businesses impacted by COVID-19
英雄联盟s10竞猜On 3 July, the Australian Government committed an (IFAM), helping keep international freight routes and flights operating. This funding is in addition to the $110 million announced in April to establish the IFAM under the $1 billion Relief and Recovery Fund to support regions, communities and industry sectors disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
英雄联盟s10竞猜IFAM is a temporary, emergency measure in response to an extraordinary situation. The extension gives Australian businesses more time to re-engineer their business models and adjust to a new and tougher trading environment created by COVID-19.
The new funding will keep high-value, time sensitive and perishable exports and vital imports, such as medical supplies and other essential items, flowing as we continue the economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
For more information on accessing support, visit the IFAM webpage.
英雄联盟s10竞猜On 1 April, the Government also announced increased (EMDG). Funding for the scheme will increase by $49.8 million in the 2019-20 financial year, allowing exporters and tourism businesses to get additional reimbursements for costs incurred in marketing their products and services around the world.
英雄联盟s10竞猜This supplements the additional $60 million already committed by the Government, and brings EMDG funding to its highest level in more than 20 years at $207.7 million for the 2019-20 financial year.
For details about the full range of programs the Australian Government has launched in support for Australian businesses go to
Latest insights from Austrade
COVID-19 update for cross border e-commerce by Alibaba Group focusing on food and beverage products
On 22 June, Austrade held a webinar with guest speakers from Alibaba Group to show some of the trends in food and beverage products in China during COVID-19 and how to use social media to promote in China.
COVID-19 update for cross border e-commerce by Alibaba Group focusing on mum and baby products
On 15 June, Austrade held a webinar with guest speakers from Alibaba Group to show some of the trends in mum and baby products in China during COVID-19 and how to use social media to promote in China.
COVID-19 update for cross border e-commerce by Alibaba Group focusing on beauty, personal care and home products
On 9 June, Austrade held a webinar with guest speakers from Alibaba Group to show some of the trends in Beauty and Personal care products in China during COVID-19 and how to use social media to promote in China.
COVID-19 update for cross border e-commerce by Alibaba Group focusing on health industry
On 1 June, Austrade held a webinar with guest speakers from Alibaba Group to show some of the trends in Health products in China during COVID-19 and how to use social media to promote Health products in China.
COVID-19 update for cross border e-commerce by Alibaba Group
英雄联盟s10竞猜On 27 May, Austrade held a webinar with guest speakers from Alibaba Group to show some of the consumer trends in China during COVID-19 and how some different business models offered by Alibaba Group for China and ASEAN.
COVID-19 update for cross border e-commerce by Payoneer and Podean
英雄联盟s10竞猜On 20 May, Austrade held a webinar with guest speakers from Payoneer and Podean to discuss how COVID-19 has affected online marketplaces and some tips on how to work with them.
The ASEAN insights: Beyond COVID-19 for Australian business
This webinar held on 19 May 2020, offers the latest insights on ASEAN market conditions and post-pandemic opportunities for Australian businesses, with presentations from Austrade’s Chief Economist, ASEAN General Manager and Post Managers.
Indonesia COVID-19 update on agribusiness & food
On 18 May, Austrade and the Australian Embassy in Jakarta present an expert panel of speakers to provide Australian agriculture, food and beverage exporters with the latest updates from Indonesia. This online webinar will dive into current trends in Indonesia being observed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and insights to assist Australian exporters to position their business for the future.
COVID-19 and e-commerce in China
英雄联盟s10竞猜On this Australia China Business Council National Briefing, Austrade's Dane Richmond and Esther Sun discuss what the rise of e-commerce means for Australian exports to China, particularly for food and beverage products. Mark Tanner also explains how this evolution in shopping behaviour has changed the profile of China's e-commerce market and its online demographics.
COVID-19 update for cross border e-commerce by Seko and Shippit
On 29 April, Austrade held a webinar with guest speakers from Seko and Shippit to discuss how COVID-19 has affected international logistics, and how to best plan for solutions.
COVID-19 update for cross border e-commerce by Facebook and Shopify
英雄联盟s10竞猜On 27 April, Austrade held a webinar with guest speakers from Facebook and Spotify on the impact COVID-19 is having on consumer behaviour now, and the likely impact on retailing in the medium to long term.
Regulatory update: Personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical product export requirements in China
英雄联盟s10竞猜China has in recent weeks updated its regulatory requirements for export of PPE and medical products. This 24 April briefing by Australian Government representatives in China covers China’s regulatory settings for PPE exports, as well as Australia’s import regulations and processes.
Indonesia market update: Impact of COVID-19
英雄联盟s10竞猜On 20 April, Austrade co-hosted a COVID-19 Indonesia market update with the Indonesia Australia Business Council (IABC) and Ausmincham Indonesia. The webinar was hosted by Sally Deane, Austrade's General Manager for ASEAN, and included presentations from Gary Quinlan, Australian Ambassador to Indonesia; Peter Fanning, Board member of IABC; Kannan Thangaraj, Co-Chair of Ausmincham; and Alison Duncan, Minister Counsellor Economic of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.
COVID-19 business impact webinar
英雄联盟s10竞猜On 17 April, AustCham China, Austrade and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) discussed the latest COVID-19 news from China and the impact on Australian businesses.
英雄联盟s10竞猜 market update: Impact of COVID-19
英雄联盟s10竞猜On 17 April, AmCham and Austrade held a COVID-19 英雄联盟s10竞猜 market update webinar. The webinar was hosted by Nicola Watkinson, Austrade's General Manager for the Americas, and included opening remarks by The Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO, Australian Ambassador to the United States.
Mining equipment, technology and services (METS): Impact of COVID-19 in Latin America
In partnership with the Australia-Latin America Business Council, hear from Austrade’s representatives in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile and Argentina on the challenges and the opportunities for Australian METS firms in Latin American markets.
LATAM regional snapshot: Impact of COVID-19
In partnership with the Australia-Latin America Business Council, Austrade provides the latest on-the-ground insights from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico.
Austrade international health webinar: Impact of COVID-19 in China
Market updates from China-based health industry experts and Austrade's International Health team regarding China’s health policy response to COVID-19 and the impact of the outbreak for China’s health industry. Recorded on Friday 27 March 2020.
Impact of Coronavirus in Australia and China
英雄联盟s10竞猜Hosted by Australia China Business Council on 20 March, the panel included Daniel Boyer (Austrade General Manager for Greater China) on the business impact on the ground in China, and Jenny West (Austrade General Manager for Trade and Investment) on the impact of the virus on Australian tourism and investment industries.
State and Territory support
In addition to the Federal Government, States and Territories also provide support, resources and advice for businesses:
Austrade will assist businesses and our partner agencies with strategies and initiatives aimed at rebuilding business links and restoring confidence as the worst of the disruption eases.
英雄联盟s10竞猜 studying in Australia
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英雄联盟s10竞猜The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted thousands of Australia’s international students, and our institutions and regulators have moved swiftly to respond to the initial travel restrictions.
英雄联盟s10竞猜Wherever possible, educational institutions are offering courses online, and offering a wide range of support to affected students, including semester and staffing changes and a scale-up of digital course alternatives.
As the spread of the virus continues, our universities and education providers are well prepared to manage potential closures.
英雄联盟s10竞猜 are advised to check with their individual institution to see what support is available to them.
International Education sector support
Austrade is working with our state and territory and federal partners to provide up-to-date information and advice to minimise disruption to the sector and our international students, both in Australia and abroad.
This is a central source of messages, assets and resources for sector partners. The MIP Weekly 英雄联盟s10竞猜letter continues to distribute International Education sector relevant updates.
- Tourism Australia
- Department of 英雄联盟s10竞猜 Affairs
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Department of Health
- (WHO) has daily updates on the COVID-19 outbreak.