The Australian Trade Commission has appointed a new trade commissioner position for Accra, Ghana, for the expansion in growth areas of West Africa.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard alongside Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson have welcomed Mexico as the newest member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson heads to Malaysia to sign a new comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (FTA), aimed to further integrate the Australian economy with the fast-growing Asian region.

Minister for Trade and Competitiveness Dr Craig Emerson has set foot on Latin American soil on a 10 day trip determined to further strengthen trade and business ties with the region.

Senior Australian Ministers will travel to Jakarta to hold talks with their Indonesian counterparts with the aim to strengthen trade ties between the two countries.

Indonesia have postponed the implementing of new quarantine regulations that threatened to affect exports to the country from Australia.

Indonesia has entered into a regional trade agreement with Australia and New Zealand by joining the ASEAN-Australia and New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA).

Top exporters have been awarded for their work at the 49th annual Australian Export Awards.

Trade Minister Craig Emerson has praised the "panoply" of investment opportunities open to Australians as China develops its domestic economy.

Craig Emerson is leading the Australia-China 2.0 Trade Mission, departing this week to explore new opportunities for Australian exports and investment in China’s growing inland cities.