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Australian Cotton Strengthens Worldwide

According to Australian Agricultural Bank and Analyst Rabobank, Australian cotton export markets are being increasingly diversified. With China reserve auctions shifting over 30,000 tonnes of 2012-13 stock a day for the bi-annual period, the low quality is their production is requiring high quality Australian fibre for blending. ...

ChAFTA & SAFTA Amendments to Push Forward

On the 24th of March, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, The Hon Steven Ciobo, with China's Commerce Minister Zhong Shan signed a document regarding the ChAFTA that will underpin greater trade investment between China and Australia. The document was an agreement of intension to review the elements of ChAFTA, in particular to bring the review of the Investment Facilitation Arrangement Memo...

Port of Townsville PEP To Commence First Stage

The Townsville Port Expansion Project (PEP) is nearing its practical beginning after its EIS (environmental impact statement) was approved late last year. The project's first stage, which will begin in the coming months of 2017, will see the widening of the channel from 92 metres to 180 metres at its narrowest point. Currently ships of 238 metres or greater cannot access the port, however after th...