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Australian International Business Survey (ABIS) 2018

Australia’s internationally-active businesses well-positioned for an integrated ASEAN

One of the main themes picked up by the AIBS platform is the importance of ASEAN to Australia’s internationally-active businesses.

Previous surveys in the AIBS series have shown that Australia’s neighbourhood of ASEAN is already a significant region for SMEs. Last year’s analysis of leading revenue sources and leading goods and services FTA destinations, highlights the importance of ASEAN.

ASEAN a top source of SME revenue

While AIBS 2018 confirms the dominant role of China and the United States for SMEs in our sample engaged in international business, at least one country in the ASEAN region accounts as a top two revenue generator for at least 27 per cent of AIBS 2018 respondents. On this basis at least, the Southeast Asian bloc is more important to Australian firm-level revenue than either of the top two leading countries, United States and China.

With a diverse range of drivers including economic growth, scale and youthful demographics as well as sectoral complementarity across modern and emerging markets on offer, it is clear why AESAN as a region has captured the imagination of SME business.

Further details on firms with ASEAN as a top revenue source is shown below link.


2018 Mid-Year Review Seminar

Australian Chamber of Commerce & Indian Chamber of Commerce present: 2018 Mid-Year Review Held at Raffles Le Royal, on 5th July.Our line-up of eminent speakers were: Clint O'Connell  - Partner & Head of Cambodia Tax Pratice at DFDL Cambodia Topic: Recent Developments in VAT refund procedures, Transfer Pricing, DTAs and Tax AuditsAlisdair Creanor  -  CEO of ANZ ROYAL Topic: Hot Business Sectors in Cambodia Miguel Eduardo Sanchez Martin  -Senior Country Economist at World Bank Topic: Key Economic Themes in CambodiaThe World Bank Cambodia Economic Update webpage, is available via the following link. Amaury de Saint Blanquat  -Director at Saint Blanquat A. Topic: Insights from Regional Employee Benefits Study To view the presentations please click on the following link: 

ASEAN -Australia Business Summit Report to Leaders

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