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Virgin Australia now offers business-class seating on flights across the Tasman Sea, enhancing the airline’s premium service to New Zealand and Pacific Island markets.

China’s middleclass are fast developing a taste for cheese – and Australian dairy farmers are the big winners.

Australian exporters are feeling positive, with 95 per cent of SME exporters expecting their overseas sales to remain the same or grow in the next 12 months.

DHL have released their 2012 Export Barometer which reveals that exporters are growing in confidence despite the high Australian dollar.

A country risk assessment has placed Australia on ‘negative watch’ as two leading sectors struggle against competitive prices in an already unstable economic climate.

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) have launched a competition for Australian and New Zealand business owners to expand their business in the UK.

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).

As Australian apple farmers clamour for a return to protectionism over the import of New Zealand apples, the NZ Trade Minister has warned they risk a trade war.

Trans-Tasman legal disputes resulting from trade should be easier and cheaper to resolve following the passage of legislation through parliament which will bring the Australian and New Zealand legal systems closer together.

Prime Minister John Key is in Canberra this week on an official visit to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral trade and diplomatic efforts with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

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