The Australian Industry Group is concerned that manufacturers may not be receiving a competitive advantage under new Free Trade Agreements with key Asian trading partners.

Australian dairy farmers are expected to be among the big winners following the free trade deal with China.

Australian businesses are being urged to explore potential new export opportunities with Japan, as the Free Trade Agreement with Australia’s second-largest trading partner begins today.

Australian winemakers are predicting significant growth in wine sales to China following the removal of tariffs.

Australia this week signed a historic Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) with Japan, our second-biggest trading partner with two-way trade worth over $70 billion.

The outlook for the global economy has worsened in recent months as risks and uncertainties increase after what seemed to be encouraging signs at the end of 2010.

This year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Honolulu has largely benefited Australian exports, with world leaders agreeing to a swathe of green energy initiatives and resolving to free up trade markets and keep protectionism at a "standstill".

Corinne Campbell from XDOC explains the basics of export restrictions: what you need to know before you try to move goods.

The European Union has presented a plan to the World Trade Organisation to help deadlocked countries find middle ground in the stalled Doha round of trade negotiations.