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Australian exporters recognised with special awards in a ‘challenging’ year

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Australian exporters who adapted to the challenges of 2020 by embracing technology, developing new products and breaking into different markets have been recognised for their inspiring achievements.

The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Simon Birmingham, today congratulated the Aussie exporters who overcame extraordinary challenges this past year.

Senator Birmingham recognised the enormous contribution exporters make to the Australian economy each year, with one in five jobs tied to trade.

This year, eight exporting businesses from a field of more than 340 companies were chosen to be featured in the 2020 online Remarkable Australian Exporter showcase.

They included:

  • Summernats (ACT)
  • Flavourtech (NSW)
  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) (NT)
  • Icon Group (QLD)
  • Bec Hardy Wines (SA)
  • Novaris (TAS)
  • Care Essentials (VIC) and
  • Epichem (WA)

“It’s been an extremely tough year for Australian businesses working internationally,” said Tim Beresford, acting CEO of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission.

“Restrictions on travel disrupted global supply chains and increased the cost of doing business, he said.

“Our exporters demonstrated incredible resilience and a willingness to adapt.

“The businesses featured in the exporter recognition program are all great examples of Australian ingenuity and determination to succeed in a year of unprecedented challenges.”

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