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MOU signed with Austrade toward strengthening cooperation

October 2014

JETRO and the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) toward strengthening cooperation between the organizations. Both sides will promote and support mutual business relations between Australia and Japan based on the agreement.

The signing of the MOU took place on October 14 in Darwin, Australia between JETRO President Satoshi Miyamoto and Austrade CEO Bruce Gosper, in front of over 100 leading business figures from both countries, on the occasion of the 52nd Australia-Japan Joint Business Conference.

The following major points were agreed upon:

  • Providing support for individual companies
  • Jointly hosting seminars
  • Identifying and seeking out opportunities for cooperation in Australia, Japan and third countries
  • Priority fields: Advanced services and technologies, agribusiness, biotechnology, creative industries, energy efficiency, environmental industries, food and beverages, health and aged care, tourism, infrastructure development, international education and training, resources, service industries, water management
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Austrade CEO Gosper and JETRO President Miyamoto shaking hands after signing MOU

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Participants in signing ceremony (from left to right): AJBCC Vice President Seidler, Australian-side Co-chairman Bartley, Austrade CEO Gosper, JETRO President Miyamoto and Japan-side Co-chairman Fujita