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Australia’s International Business Survey

We are pleased to provide the attached sub-report from the 2019 Australia’s International Business Survey (AIBS), which is done in collaboration between the Export Council of Australia, Austrade and the Commonwealth Bank.


The AIBS is a major survey of Australian businesses that are active internationally. Almost 600 businesses responded to detailed questions about their international activities. The full report is available here.eca


For the markets covered by the survey; ASEAN, the US and China. Taken collectively, ASEAN was the most important market for respondents (which can be categorised as internationally-active SMEs).


The attached provides some useful insights on Australian businesses active in ASEAN.



DFDL Tax Presentation - August 2019

 Presentation given by Mr Clint O'Connell, Partner & Head of Cambodia Tax Practice - update on tax regulations.Clint has worked professionally in Cambodia for over ten years, and in that time has been involved in some of the largest commercial transactions in Cambodia. He advises a wide range of clients, from large globally-listed companies to small- and medium-sized businesses. Clint is widely recognized for his work. He is a regular contributor to the International Tax Review and Bloomberg BNA’s Tax Planning International Asia-Pacific Focus journal and has been recognized as a market leading advisor by Asia Law and IFLR1000. Under Clint’s leadership the DFDL Tax Practice Group in Cambodia has been awarded Cambodia Tax Firm of the Year in 2017 and 2018 and the 2018 Tax Disputes Firm of the Year by the International Tax Review.CHAM_TaxUpdates_15082019Final

Australian Aid

australian-aid-blue-and-redThe Australian Government has launched an E-commerce Aid for Trade Fund to help developing countries in the Indo-Pacific maximise the benefits of digital trade.This Fund will support initiatives which help organisations and governments to build greatere-commerce capabilities, enabling them to operate more effectively across borders and access new markets. Grants of up to AUD500,000 are available per project to be expended over a12-month implementation period.The Fund's first round is open from 31 July to 1 September 2019, with a focus on developing countries in the ASEAN region. Grants are open to both public and private sector organisations with solutions for stimulating e-commerce activity locally.Organisations may submit a short concept note via the Australian  Department  of Foreign  Affairs and Trade's SmartyGrants website ixc.smartygrant  Applicants who successfully pass the concept note stage will be invited to submit a full proposal  in  the  coming months  for  a final funding decision by November. For further information, please contact or see the 'E-commerce Aid for Trade Fund: Information and FAQs' guidance document attached.E-commerce Aid for Trade Fund Fact Sheet E-commerce Aid for Trade Fund Information and FAQs
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