Workshop to address agribusiness opportunities around Canberra

10 MARCH 2017

Agribusiness firms in the Capital Region that want to make the most of Australia's free trade agreements (FTAs) with China, Japan and Korea can gain more information in a Charles Sturt University (CSU) education program.The program including a workshop being hosted by CSU's Centre for Customs and Excise Studiesconcentrates on market opportunities, provides technical training on the regulatory requirements to enter each market, and provides advice on how to best to manage supply chains, so that producers retain maximum value in their businesses.The workshop, being led by CSU senior lecturer Mr Brent Juratowitch, will be held from 9am to 4 pm on Wednesday 15 March at CSU in Canberra, 10-12 Brisbane Ave, Canberra. He will be accompanied by presenters from the private sector with relevant experience in claiming FTA market benefits.Mr Juratowitch said topics covered include market selection, market trends, product classification, tariffs and duties, valuation, regulations, supply chain management, and how to participate in Authorised Economic Operator schemes."The workshop is part of a six-week program that also includes online business forums, mentoring and tailored advice," he said."Once enrolled, a participant can access an online platform containing FTA fact sheets, business guides and other materials. They can then review this material in their own time and can contact presenters with specific questions relating to their business."Participants can enroll online in the FTA program.

Media Note:

For interviews with Mr Brent Juratowitch, contact CSU Media.

For further information on the FTA program, call CCES on 02 6272 6300 or send an mail.

The one-day program is subsidised by the Australian Government and supported by the Export Council of Australia. The full cost to participants is $100 which includes all the materials, workshop, business advice and mentoring.

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