The Queensland Government will promote the state’s economic recovery to key markets in Asia after a summer of natural disasters.
Treasurer and Trade Minister Andrew Fraser will lead a trade mission to Asia with Queensland businesses to meet with senior government and business leaders to promote the state’s improving economic prosperity.
A range of issues will be discussed Beijing, Seoul, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Jakarta and Bangkok, on economic opportunities in energy, resources, food and education and training industries.
Mr Fraser said Asia is Queensland’s key export destination and that the message needs to be spread that the state is “well and truly open for business”.
“China, Korea, Taiwan, and Indonesia are all among our six largest export partners, accounting for $15 billion worth of exports last financial year,” he said.
“They are key markets for some of our largest export products, such as agriculture, coal, education and training,” he said.
Mr. Fraser will address the China Go Global Overseas Investment Conference and will also visit Taiwan to open a forum on geothermal energy with the Indonesian Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources.
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